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“Live, learn and play!”


If you love football, Blackburn Rovers International Education Academy is the perfect place for you to combine your passion for sport with developing your English language skills. You will be taught by our highly qualified team of teachers and have access to our experienced FA football coaches. All English lessons are taught in the stadium in our modern classrooms with laptops available for you to use.

As you learn, you will experience life in a professional English football club as well as developing your football skills and making friends from all around the world. Whilst you study, the Academy will offer you assistance with accommodation, opening a bank account and will introduce you to the Blackburn Rovers family and the local area.


The International Education Academy is part of The Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. In 2014 The Trust engaged with 19,412 people of all ages. In the same year over 15, 500 hours of contact time with people on courses and programmes was successfully delivered. The Trust employs over 16 people and has in excess of 30 volunteers.

Key partnerships with The Trust include The Premier League, The Professional Footballers’ Association, Sport England and associated National Governing Bodies and the FA.


Accreditation and Memberships:

  • ASIC UK Accredited
  • NOCN
  • English Speaking Board (International) Ltd



  • 30 week course – This course is perfect for students who want to take an academic year out to develop their skills in a professional football environment.
  • Summer School – This intensive 4-week school is great for students on their summer break, who want to improve their English before starting college.
  • Christmas School – Enjoy the holidays amongst the excitement of the football season at Blackburn Rovers and experience a Rovers Christmas! A great opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time.


Extra Curricular – Football Coaching

Blackburn Rovers FC International Education Academy has a great team of FA approved coaches, who deliver the highest standard of football coaching in line with the values of Blackburn Rovers and professional football.

After your English classes, you have the change to get training from FA approved coaches, and the opportunity to watch out first team train.

Our coaches train players to build up a wide range of skills and techniques, and are selected and trained by the club. Every coach is FA qualified and has the qualities to develop young players at a professional level.

We also provide you (at no extra cost) with the Blackburn Rovers football kit. This includes: a Blackburn Rovers Shirt, a pair of shorts, 2 pairs of socks, 1 water bottle and 1 bag.

When you train with Blackburn Rovers we look at developing the individual to help realize his or her potential. We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

During your time at the academy, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Watch a number of home games
  • Meet our first team players
  • Meet the manager
  • Visit other professional football clubs
  • Learn about the management of the club


To book your course please contact us:

Tel:  +44(0)800 689 1369

Email: shanson@rovers.co.uk

Address: Ewood Park Stadium, Blackburn, BB2 4JF, UK

Websites: www.brfcinternational.com

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