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Spanish and Soccer Coaching in Barcelona

Barcelona: possibly the best place in the world to learn how to coach a winning soccer team...

Intensive Spanish + Football Coaching programme

In collaboration with our partners PreSoccerTeam, we offer this amazing programme in Barcelona (possibly, given the runaway success of Barça in recent years, the best place in the world to learn how to coach a winning soccer team).

The programme includes an intensive Spanish course and a Spanish for Football course (both at IH Barcelona) and a vocational training football coaching programme (at a Barcelona sports college).

The football coaching course combines theoretical content with practice sessions at some of the best local sports companies and clubs.

See below for details of accreditation for the coaching course.


To be accepted to start the football coaching programme, you need to:

  • present a validated secondary education diploma, translated into Spanish
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have attained level B2 in Spanish while studying at IH Barcelona
  • have passed our Spanish for Football course
  • hold health insurance with coverage for accidents and illness

Choose from three different programmes

Option A (18 months)

  • 36-week Spanish course
  • January 5–September 10, 2015
  • Football coaching programme (9 months, one academic year)
  • September 2015–June 2016
  • Price: €19,950

Option B (21 months)

  • 42-week Spanish course
  • September 14 2015–July 1, 2016
  • Football coaching programme (9 months, one academic year)
  • September 2016–June 2017
  • Price: €22,450

Option C (Express programme)

  • If you already have a sufficient level of Spanish, you can enrol in the express programme. Before starting the coach course in mid-September, you will do a two-week Spanish course followed by a two-week Spanish for Football course
  • Price: €12,000



Find out more about the programme on PreSoccerTeam.com.


Curso impartido en centros docentes pertenecientes a la red oficial del Departamento de Educación de la Generalitat de Cataluña, y que dotan al estudiante de los Niveles 1 y 2 de Entrenador de Fútbol, indispensables para acceder al Nivel 3, la máxima titulación de ámbito nacional y que además puede dar acceso a los estudios universitarios de Educación Física.


Spanish for football is real fun. Yes, we do some grammar and lots of specific language work but then the exercises are about applying the language to the theory and tactics of football. How would YOU stop Xavi and Iniesta?

Mario Espeja, who teaches on the course, and is himself a qualified football coach



What's included

Included during the Spanish course
Registration, classes (General Spanish + Spanish for Football), level test, all course materials, education counseling service, certificates, programme of social and cultural activities (approx. 6-10 hours/ week), access to all the school facilities, free online Spanish courses.

Included during the Football Coaching programme
Tuition and practice sessions at local sports companies and clubs.


We can also provide course participants with a range of good-value accommodation options.


To register you need to make a transfer of 20% of the total price of the selected programme.

Please note that any bank charges related to the payment will be added to the course price. The balance of the course fees needs to be paid at least two weeks before your course start date.

Cancellation policy

When notice of cancellation is given at least 10 days before the start of the course, the applicant will be refunded the total amount paid less a charge of €240 to cover expenses.

No refund of the amount paid will be given when notice of cancellation is received less than 10 days before the start of the course.

No refunds will be given once the course has started (of amounts paid for the course or for accommodation).


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Accreditation for our Spanish courses

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