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1MPACT FOOTBALL  have developed a unique experience for overseas students with our Football and Education Partners. 



If you are wanting to visit England, the Home of Football, we can link you up with one of our professional football academies to give you some exciting playing or coaching options. We work with a number of  Professional Football clubs in England where you can experience life as an academy player with potential options to play for the development teams or undertake Coaching Qualifications. Our Academies are at Semi-Professional clubs and Professional English Championship Clubs. The clubs arrange separately Full Board and accommodation, transportation in the UK during your stay enabling you to concentrate on your football and studies The visits also include trips to watch League Games & Stadium Tours.




During your time at the Football Academy you will also study an English Language programme. We can offer options from Beginner Levels, Intermediate Levels right up to more Advanced English with an option to progress onto Preparation for IELTS at Levels 8.5.  Students looking for progression to UK Universities or Undergraduate / Foundation Programmes can be supported via our Learning Academy and University Partners. 


We provide Professional and detailed support. We advise students during the UK Study Visa application process and make sure that they meet all the requirements of the UK Visa & immigration (UKVI) service during their stay in the UK. This is included in the price to give you peace of mind. We undertake a full due diligence check on your application, assess your educational & football needs and financial position. These are critical support stages during your application. We also hold a preparation interview with you before your formal UKVI interview so you are fully prepared. Students have found this process vital. Once we are happy we issue you the formal study letter and supporting statements for your Visa Application. 


Under 18 students will need to apply for a 6 month visa initially then reapply at the end of 6 months to be able to participate in the year long programme. Over 18 students can apply for a 11 month  visa. The granting of the visa is undertaken by UKVI and is subject to an additional local charge and you may need to attend a local interview.


We see our students and players as long term clients. Some may wish to progress their education into College or University and we can support under our Advice & Guidance Services to organise this type of placement and support with Tier 4 Visa. Some students may wish to further there Football career opportunities and we can support their contracting and negotiation arrangements as well as facilitate links for further opportunities. We work with many Football Agencies and Intermediaries. As well as providing the pastoral care as an educator we want to offer Ethical advice and support to our students in a professional way whilst ensuring their welfare and aspirations are paramount. 


This is a truly unique experience where you will get to experience the football culture in the UK, learn English in England and be able to have a wonderful life changing experience with fantastic memories.



Emmanuel is one of our students from Kenya who came to England initially for a 3 month trial with one of our Academy Partners. He progressed very well at the Academy but due to his visa had to return home and was referred to see if we could support him to return


We were able to help Emmanuel to return for a year long programme under our study programme enabling him to develop his football and education for his future business plans as well as enjoy a fantastic life-changing experience.


 Here is his feedback :

“James & 1mpact are professionals. Their Introduction was detailed and informative. I was given the courses they offer & was informed of how they will benefit me. I took the extensive English course as part of my Football Studies and was guided step by step through the Visa Application process with total care. I am very positive this will propel me in my future endeavours.”

Emmanuel Pala—Semi –Professional Footballer


Brice is one of our students from Rwanda. He had trials in the UK and was invited back by one of our Football partners. Brice was attempting to organise his own Visa and was unsuccessful on two occasions and was referred to us to see if we could support him to return


We were able to help Brice to return for a 6 months under our study programme enabling him to develop his football and education. Brice will progress his education with the view to a studying high level English. This will enable him to potentially apply for a University place as well as develop his football.


 Here is his feedback :

“1mpact were massively helpful in getting me a student visa to the UK. After having recently been denied a visa to the UK I wasn’t sure what my chances were of getting another Visa. I thought the process would be long, but I applied and everything went smoothly onwards. This was a very easy and straight forward process as 1mpact managed to get me a new visa in a short period of time. They provide Skype calls to make it easier for the student to understand the whole process and it also gives a good Introduction to the staff . It also makes it easier to get all the questions out of the way. This has given me the opportunity to come to the UK and study an English Course which will provide future opportunities into University.

Brice Ghandi —Semi –Professional Footballer

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