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Pro Football

Pro Football

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
East Sussex, Southeast England
City/Twon
Hailsham
School
Bede's Senior School
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bede's Summer School
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
12-17 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 2 Weeks
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 2 Weeks
Max Class Size
14 per class
Earliest Start Date
Start: July 5, 2020
English Level Requirement:
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary
B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Upper Intermediate
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Proficient

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A1 - Beginner

Overview

This intensive, professional two-week football training course is supported by Swerve Soccer and is open to international students with a football level of intermediate, advanced or professional. Students receive 12.5 hours of English and at least 17 hours of football training per week. Football training focuses on individual player development (week 1) and team player development (week 2) through technical training, workshops, masterclasses, video analysis, tutorials, and smaller and larger-sided games. Dicker centre provides an exceptional facility for this course, with access to well-maintained playing fields, artificial pitches, a multi-purpose sports hall, swimming pool, professional gym and analysis rooms, all part of a multi-million pound sports complex. Applications to join this course are welcome from boys and girls and are reviewed by Swerve Soccer in order to confirm suitability before a place is confirmed.

 

Dan Harding (Head Coach)

Dan is a former England U21 International and EFL Championship player who has represented professional clubs such as Southampton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Millwall, Ipswich Town and many more. Dan joined the team in 2018 and brings a wealth of expertise and experience from the professional game to Swerve Soccer. With Dan’s connections, we are also able to offer higher playing opportunities through his extensive connections within the football sector.

 

Adam El-Abd (Guest Masterclass Coach)

Adam is an ex-professional player for Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury Town and Wycombe Wanderers. He has also been capped seven times at an international level for Egypt and currently plays for the League Two side Stevenage. Adam who is best known for representing current Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion will be providing a guest masterclass and Q&A during our Pro International Camp.

 

Sam Howes (Head Goalkeeper Coach)

Sam is a former goalkeeper for England U21 and Premier League side West Ham FC. Sam has also represented Watford and now plays at a semi-professional level. He has won honours at the Euro U17 Championships along with winning the U23 League Cup with West Ham. Sam will take his experience as a former professional and will be bringing it to our Pro International Football Camps.

 

James Fraser (Director)

James Fraser is an ex-professional player for Bristol Rovers FC and an ex-youth team player for Brighton & Hove Albion. James currently plays at a semi-professional level and was once crowned the ‘player of the season’ (by his league opponents), ‘Players-player’, ‘Coaches Player of the Year’ and ‘Supporters Player of the Year’ James now operates ‘Swerve Soccer’ alongside Oliver for the past ten years. He is also an advanced high-performance trainer.

 

Oliver Davies (Director)

Oliver is a former region representative player who currently plays at a semi-professional level. Oliver is joint-manager for one of the leading independent U18 school football teams in the country who partake in nationally recognised competitions such as the ESFA and ISFA cup. Oliver operates academy sides along the South East of England for ages 9-13 with over 400 active members partaking across his programmes.

 

Native English Students

The football training sessions include 25% native English students. This allows our international students to improve their English skills in a natural and authentic way while playing the sport they love.

 

Showcase Game

At the end of the two-week course, students participate in a showcase match in the context of a small-sided game such as 9v9, officiated by accredited FA qualified referees for a minimum of 40 minutes.

Professional Scouts, who hunt for young football talent to audition for UK Football Clubs, will be present at the game to observe the players. If a Scout is interested in any of the players, their details will be provided to the Parents after the course.

Highlights

  • The course is operated by Bede’s Summer School, which is founded in 1992, history of 27 years, accredited by British Council, English UK, Quality English, Trinity Exam and Cambridge English Assessment.
  • Improve and perfect technical football skills and game technique
  • To improve fitness levels for an enhanced performance on the pitch
  • Improve all language skills in English.
  • Build confidence to speak English more fluently.
  • Have a better understanding of the British way of life.
  • Earn respect for other people and different cultures.
  • Develop personal and social skills.
  • Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede’s.

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Outcomes

1. Certificate

2. Programme Report

3. Study Materials

4. Any Special Awards or Prizes

Programme Schedule

2 Weeks
05 July - 18 July
Fee includes:

✓  Tuition

✓  Accommodation

✓  Airport Transfer (10:00 – 22:00)

✓  Programme Report and Certificate

✓  All Meal

✓  All study materials

✓  Welcome Pack on arrival

✓  On Campus Activities

✓  Excursions Per Week

✓  Weekly laundry

✓  VISA Invitation Letter (If Necessary)

✓  Insurance (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Fee excludes:

✗ Flight Tickets

✗ Optional excursion

✗ Optional activities

✗ Exams application

✗ Pocket Money

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Academies

Academies, which are optional and take place in the afternoon instead of regular sports and activities, enable students to customise their course and provide the opportunity for them to continue learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups.

Academies offer professional tuition in a range of sports, leisure pursuits, creative activities and academic subjects and are designed to increase students’ knowledge, skills and technique.

Academies bring many benefits: some stimulate students’ creativity, others expand their capacity for reflection and others help students to develop their critical thinking skills. Some academies raise students’ fitness levels and physical agility, while others help them to improve their self-confidence by challenging them to step outside of their comfort zone.

Every academy, whether it be a sport, creative activity, leisure pursuit or academic subject, will help students to develop their commuication skills, confidence in speaking and fluency.

Academies are available for all levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Beginners will start with the basics while more advanced students will perfect their technique and skills.

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Exam

Bede’s offers a number of intensive exams courses to allow students to obtain a professional qualification to certify their English level in preparation for future academic study or for their future career.

All exam courses include dedicated exam preparation instead of regular English lessons and students sit the exam during their Bede’s course, usually in the last week.

Intensive exam courses include the Cambridge B1 (Dicker), B2 (Lancing) and C1 (Lancing) exams and the IELTS exam (Brighton). We also offer the Trinity GESE speaking exam (Windlesham & Dicker) which involves just 5 hours of preparation.

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School

Bede's Senior School

Bede’s is a coeducational independent school for 13-19 year olds. The School is surrounded by 140 beautiful acres of the Sussex Downs and is situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest. The current pupil roll of the school is 750, with over 300 of the pupils boarding at one of their five stunning boarding houses which were recognised by the Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2013 for their Outstanding Design and Innovation. Bede’s is a place where every pupil is truly treated as an individual and where they enrich young people in a holistic way – not only for success in the material sense but in ways which enable them to flourish meaningfully, as rounded human beings.

 

Destination

Hailsham

Hailsham is a vibrant and historic market town. Hailsham has been established as a market town since 1252 and still retains its historic core around St Mary’s Church and the Market Square. Visually the town centre is a delightful mixture of the old and new, having two modern shopping precincts yet retaining some of the character of its past heritage with St Mary’s Church, Fleur de Lys and other buildings dating back to the sixteenth century. Whilst being largely rural in character, Hailsham still boasts a variety of local and national shops, several supermarkets, a cinema, and leisure centre with swimming pool and bowling alley. Most of the major banks and building societies have premises within the town centre.

Course Organiser

Bede’s is an independent, co-educational school. Bede’s Summer School, which is a part of the school and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2017, aims to provide an amazing and unforgettable linguistic, social and cultural experience to every single one of its students. Today, Bede’s welcomes over 1,500 students from 6-19 years old from many different countries and offers a range of fully inclusive academic and holiday residential summer programmes at 7 beautiful boarding school and university locations in South East England in July and August.

  • Accredited by the British Council (last inspection July 2017) and is a proud member of Quality English and English UK. Bede’s is also named a Centre of Excellence by the EL Gazette (since 2013).

Programme Details

Lessons

Pro Football Students join English Plus Summer School Dicker Centre students for English Skills and then undertake intensive Football training from 12pm to 5.30pm. There are social events every evening and weekend excursions. On Wednesday there will be a stadium tour of a Premier League football team. All Football and English lessons, recreational activities and excursions are mandatory and included in the fee.

 

17 hours of Football and 12.5 hours of English per week. English classes have a maximum of 14 students. Weekly progress checks to monitor performance.

 

Football Level

 

This course if for students with a football level of intermediate, advanced or professional.

 

Football Training

 

This intensive football course, delivered by industry professionals, helps students to improve their technical football skills, game technique and overall fitness levels.

 

Course Content

 

Pro Football students receive at least 17 hours of football training per week including technical training, high-performance training and specialised goalkeeper training.

 

Week 1 focuses on individual development and includes: ball manipulation, performance training, small-sided games 1v1s, 2v2s, 3v3s and 4v4s.

 

Week 2 focuses on team development and includes: positional and transitional scenarios, overloads, patterns of play, tactical awareness, 9v9s and 11v11s.

 

Methodology

 

Training is delivered in groups of up to 18 players according to their age (12–13 yrs, 14–15 yrs and 16–17 yrs) and technical ability. In additional to technical training, this course contains guest masterclasses, workshops, video analysis, player feedback and one-to-one tutorials.

 

English Skills

 

English Skills focus on developing students’ general knowledge in English and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in everyday situations and different contexts. Students will be tested, challenged, supported and stimulated.

 

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Activities

A full programme of organised and supervised social events is offered every evening to encourage students to make new friends and develop their social skills. By actively encouraging the mixing of nationalities, we are helping to create a harmonious international community in which students can live, study in a safe and comfortable environment and enjoy themselves.

 

Aims

 

  • Promote students’ relaxation and enjoyment.
  • Explore some typically English social events, games and activities.
  • Nurture social skills in an environment of different cultural traditions.
  • Use English in natural real-life speaking situations.
  • Forge new friendships.

Examples

Bede’s Got Talent, Disco, House Competitions, Fashion Show, Formal Dinner & Dance, Karaoke, Messy Games, Music Quiz, Musical Workshop, Pool Party, Soft Ball Sports, Tennis, Tournaments.

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Excursions

Excursions are a mandatory part of the programme. They offer students the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest, as well as the chance for sightseeing, shopping and amusement.

 

Aims

 

  • Deepen students’ cultural experiences.
  • Create opportunities for interaction with the real world in fun, relaxed and genuinely interesting ways.
  • Enhance their knowledge of England and the UK.

 

Wednesdays

 

Wednesday trips are a half-day afternoon/evening visit and will involve a visit to a Premier League Stadium followed by an activity such as Footgolf. After the activity been completed you will head into a local town/city such as Brighton to visit the local attractions.

 

Saturdays

 

Saturday excursions are a full day trip and include a cultural, touristic or recreational visit to London or another place of interest such as British Museum, Buckingham Palace, London Dungeon, London Eye, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Thorpe Park, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey. An alternative sightseeing tour of London will be available every Saturday.

 

Sundays

 

Sunday excursions are often more relaxing trips to a local seaside town, such as Brighton, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings or Worthing, where students can stroll along the beach, have lunch in the park or do some shopping. Sometimes students will partake in off-site activities.

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Accommodation

Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Most bedrooms have 2 to 4 beds (Some single and larger bedrooms are available). Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Students share their bedroom with children of a similar age and from different countries which helps them to mix, speak English and forge new friendships. Bedrooms in some houses are arranged in little apartments where there is one bathroom for every two to three bedrooms. In other houses, there are communal bathrooms on each floor. Bede’s staff are residential and live and sleep in the same boarding houses as the students.

They are available 24 hours a day to deal with any problems that may arise, even in the middle of the night. Each house has a dedicated House Parent who is responsible for the smooth running of the house and for students’ comfort and well-being. There are daily house registers and meetings to ensure all students are present and aware of the day’s schedule. There is also a noticeboard in each house for information and messages. A laundry service, overseen by the House Parent, is offered to students at least twice per week and is included in the fee. Every week, an unannounced fire drill will take place to make sure that students are aware of the evacuation procedure.

Bede’s will decide which houses will be used for boys/girls according to the number of enrolments in each week. Some houses may be used for a particular age range. They accept accommodation requests, but these are subject to availability on arrival and cannot be guaranteed.

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Airport Transfer

Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford International and Ebbsfleet Train Stations are included in the fees any time of the day. Students are met by Bede’s Staff and Bede’s airport coordinators provide extra care.

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Meal

Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served in the dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. Students can expect a healthy and wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

A morning and evening snack is also offered (fruit, cake, mini sandwich, juice, milk). As there are students from lots of different countries, the menu offered is a mix of typical English and International food. There are always two different hot choices available and a salad bar. Students can choose their preferred option at every meal time.

On excursion days, students are offered a packed lunch/dinner that will usually consist of a filled sandwich, roll or wrap (for example cheese and ham, chicken salad, tuna and sweetcorn), a snack (for example a cereal bar), a piece of fruit and a drink.

 

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Care

The staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Dedicated house parents look after the students in each boarding house. Excellent staff: student ratios. Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required.

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Cancellation

The cancellation of the course must be made in writing (email, or post) in legible and unambiguous English. Any cancellation shall only be of effect from the date it is received by us in writing and the following fees shall apply (before the Start Date):

60+days : 5% of the total amount

30+ days : 50% of the total amount

0-30 Days: 100% of the total amount

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they obtain the appropriate VISA for their time in the UK covering the course dates, and that they comply with all other UK entry requirements. Under no circumstances will the course organizer make any refund on grounds of lack of visa or similar travel documents required to enter the UK legitimately. In a situation where a course needs to be cancelled due to a visa rejection (and upon supply of the original visa rejection letter at least 7 days before the start date)  all fees will be refunded minus an administration fee of £350.

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School Address
  • Nearest International Airport(s) :

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) : 110 km

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 68 km

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English Level Requirement : CEFR and Language Assessment

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment, (CEFR), was created by the Council of Europe to be a language standard that describes the ability of English language learners in speaking, reading, writing and listening and measures learners’ learning outcomes at different stages.

This standard is widely recognised and used by educational institutions, enterprises and governments around the world and provides general guidance for the development of language syllabuses, curriculum and textbook design, language testing, etc.

Additionally, many internationally recognised English language tests, such as IELTS and Aptis, are associated with this standard as a reference for test score grading. In describing a language learner’s ability, in terms of speaking, reading, listening and writing, CEFR is broadly categorised into the Levels below: 

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English Level
Category
At this level you can understand:
A1
Beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Elementary
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1
Intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Upper Intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1
Advanced
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Proficient
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

English level, category and at this level you can understand:

A1 – Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 

A2 – Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Proficient

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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