How will my child keep up with the class if they don’t speak much English?

All sessions are spoken in English, but children will be grouped on arrival according to their English language ability.

What qualifications do your coaches and teachers have?

All English teachers have a CELTA or TESOL qualification as a minimum and our I CAN LEAD teachers are experience teaching professional in delivering leadership programmes. The LFC coaching staff are fully qualified UEFA and FA coaches working for the LFC International Academy.

What time do the programmes start and finish?

Programmes start at 9:00, so students are required to arrive at 8.45 for preparation. The afternoon sessions finish at 17:00. We also hold evening activities and player workshops running from 18:45 to 21:00.
All times and arrangements will be confirmed at registration on the first day.

Will there be any medical or pastoral support on site?

There will be emergency aid qualified members of staff available at all times who will hold the medical and emergency contact details you have provided. They will also have access to local medical and emergency care if required.

Can parents stay with their children on the campus?

Our on-site accommodation is for students only, and we do not allow parents to on-site during the running of the camps. However, there are a number of local hotels for any families who wish to stay nearby.

Is airfare included in the price of the camp?

No. Air travel or other means of arrival at the camp is the responsibility of the student’s family. Transfers from Manchester or Liverpool airports to the camp and back again can be arranged at the additional cost detailed in our Price List.

Do we need a visa, and if so what kind?

This depends on the country the student is coming from, though usually a normal visitor visa is sufficient. For up to date visa information, please see the immigration section on the UK government services website:

Does my child need medical insurance?

We recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for the period of your trip.

What payment options are available?

We usually ask for payments to be made by bank transfer, with bank details provided with your invoice. Different arrangements may apply if you are booking your place through a local agent.
Our policy requires a 20% deposit to secure student places. The remainder of the fee is required to be paid in full 28 days prior to the start of the camp.

What if I have to cancel my trip?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances occur and therefore we have a Cancelation, Refunds and Deferrals Policy. This can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

How do I stay in contact?

Students will have access to their mobile phones and other devices outside of planned activities. We also provide the Camp Manager’s number alongside 24 hour emergency contact numbers in the handbook.

Can parents visit their children at a camp?

No, we do not allow parents to attend the camp other than to deliver and collect the children. This is for child welfare and safeguarding reasons, and to reduce distractions for the students.

How many students are in each room?

The rooms are for two students sharing. This is a great way for students to make friends and to reduce the likelihood of homesickness.

Can students request a roommate?

If your child wishes to share with a friend or relative, please tell us their name when applying and this will be arranged.

What is the average size of enrolment at a camp?

This varies from week to week. An average teaching group is 16 students, and we expect to host no more than six such groups in a typical week.

What is the ratio of staff to students?

We allocate one English teacher to every 16 students and two coaching staff for each training session.

What happens to students’ money and important documents?

Valuable items can be handed to the Camp Manager, who will ensure that they are kept in a safe place on-site.

Will there be a uniform?

Students are issued with a set of LFC International Academy training kit which includes: shirt, shorts and socks for the football sessions. This kit should be worn for all football activity. Students can wear their own clothing for the classroom sessions.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The college has excellent indoor sporting facilities in case of bad weather.