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The PFSA Football Scouting Programme

The PFSA are pleased to announce the ultimate scouting programme, giving our users the best possible opportunity to access ALL of our industry-leading scouting courses. Including ALL online education and the internationally recognised PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course and the PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting.

It doesn’t end there. Once certified, you gain access onto the PFSA Scouting Network, arguably the most vital corridor for football scouts, bridging the gap between education and employment, as we allocate you to a professional Football League club to generate REAL REPORTS, FOR REAL CLUBS.

Price: £600.

Whats Included:

Programme Details:

Level 1
Opposition Analysis In Football

3/4 HOURS - SELF-PACED - FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL​

Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football

The PFSA are pleased to announce the ONLINE Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football course. Developed by a full-time first-team opposition analyst for arguably one of Europe’s greatest teams this past decade. The PFSA Level 1 is aimed at the independent opposition analyst which aims to equip the user with an insight into the industries best practices both within opposition and individual analysis.

The PFSA Opposition Analysis In Football course is more than just a Level 1. It was designed with the PFSA Scouting Network in mind, the UK’s largest independent team of football scouts, to create further detailed reports for our member clubs.

The Level 1 course will provide you with the knowledge to:

RRP: £89.99

Level 1
Talent Identification In Football

3/4 HOURS - SELF-PACED - FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL​

PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification In Football

The PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification in Football Course was developed by elite Premier League Football Scouts, Heads of Recruitment and Academy Managers, and touches on all aspects of talent identification.

Unlike other online talent identification courses, the PFSA 1 Talent Identification In Football Course delves much deeper into the profession of football scouting and is the industry-leading online introduction into talent identification.

The 11 module course will equip you with a firm understanding and platform to further develop your knowledge of the talent identification process and what is needed to operate as both a football scout or an elite coach.

The course has been developed in line with the EPPP and is a great stepping stone for a career within football.

Modules include:

Notes: The PFSA Level 1 in Talent Identification in Football and the Introduction into Football Scouting DO NOT provide the necessary skills needed to operate as a football scout in line with the EPPP. Please see the 2-day practical PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football Course to further your knowledge of Talent Identification in Football and to ultimately operate as a Football Scout within a Category-A club.

RRP: £79.99

Level 1
Technical Scouting In Football

3/4 HOURS - SELF-PACED - FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL​

PFSA Level 1 Technical Scouting in Football

The PFSA are pleased to announce a ground breaking new online course within technical scouting. Developed by a senior consultant to the likes of Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid to name a few, the new Level 1 in Technical Scouting delves deep within the profession.

What is Technical Scouting?

Technical scouting is an approach to player evaluation which draws on information technology and data science. It is not a replacement for traditional scouting. Instead, it makes new kinds of information available to scouting teams, including objective measures of performance.

Technical scouting also creates new possibilities for scouting teams. For example, while the coverage of a traditional scouting team is limited by its resources, technical scouting methods can be used to screen a virtually unlimited number of players, all over the world.

Although technical scouting uses advanced mathematical techniques in the background, the basic principles are straightforward. Even those with little mathematical knowledge can use technical scouting insights to evaluate players.

What Is the difference between traditional and technical scouting?

The key difference between traditional and technical scouting lies in the kind of information each method relies on.

In traditional football scouting:

By the end of this course, you will know:

RRP: £89.99

Level 1
Performance Analysis In Football

3/4 HOURS - SELF-PACED - FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL

PFSA Level 1 Performance Analysis In Football

The PFSA are pleased to announce our new Level 1 Performance Analysis in Football course. Endorsed by Instat and created by current industry leading experts, it’s time to broaden your knowledge and dive into the world of performance analysis.

What is Performance Analysis?

Performance analysis is an emerging discipline in football. It uses data science and technological tools to evaluate the performance of players in an objective way. Although it relies primarily on quantitative data, performance analysis also draws on more qualitative methods, such as video analysis of tactics and formations.

The aim of performance analysis is to provide an overarching assessment of performance to help develop an understanding of actions that can inform the decision-making process. Analysis is undertaken to optimize performance, support the coaching process, improve player performance and help deliver tactical insights to help win football matches. Opposition analysis is based around the same principles but focusses on the identification of opposition strengths, weaknesses and tactical approach. Analysis is simply another extension to the coaching arm.

What will you learn:

The PFSA Level 1 Performance Analysis in Football course is perfect for both budding and current analysts, as well as scouts looking to expand their toolkits – it’s the most comprehensive analysis course currently on the market. For all you football fanatics out there wanting to get a better understanding of the inner workings of professional clubs – we’ve got you covered.

Modules 1/2

Modules 3/4

RRP: £89.99

Introduction Into Football Scouting

2/3 Hours - self-paced - Foundational Level

Introduction Into Football Scouting

The PFSA Introduction into Football Scouting Course is aimed at those thinking about a career as a Football Scout. The course will delve into key areas vitally important to football scouting. Below you will find a number of topics which the course addresses.

Modules include:

Please note the completion of the PFSA Introduction Into Football Scouting Course does not equip you with the skills necessary in order to become a Football Scout. The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football Course is aimed at those seriously looking at pursuing a career in football scouting or furthering their knowledge of Talent Identification (See below).

RRP: £59.99

Level 2
Talent Identification

INDUSTRY-STANDARD - Online (Zoom), self-paced or classroom based

PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football

The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football Course is an industry leading, internationally recognised  certification by the PFSA and our most popular option. The PFSA Level 2 has been taken by many ex-professional footballers and current Heads of Recruitment to further their knowledge of Talent Identification and is the only Level 2  endorsed by Instat, the world-leading provider of analysis software to elite clubs across the Globe.

Unlike other talent identification courses, the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course was developed and is delivered by industry-leading elite talent identification experts with Premier League experience.

Modules Include: 

Football Clubs who have attended the courses include: Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, AFC Bournemouth, FC Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Celtic, Aberdeen,  Stoke City, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, Coventry, Bury, Reading, Blackpool and many more.

New and experienced football scouts have travelled from all over the World to attend the courses – which include America, Australia, Cambodia, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Columbia, Brazil, Cyprus, Scotland, Ireland, France, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Gibraltar, Turkey, Lithuania and many more.

The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course is perfect for both scouts who wish to further their knowledge with an accredited certification in Talent Identification and those looking to enter a career in football scouting.

RRP: £600

Level 2
Opposition Analysis

Leading analysis course - ONLINE (TUTOR LED)

PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football

Designed and developed by industry leading professionals at first-team level. The PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis in Football course is the only scouting analysis programme officially endorsed by Instat, the worlds leading video analysis software to elite clubs in Europe and overseas. 

The practical PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis in Football course takes the online  Level 1 much further by delving into assessed match reporting. The new Level 2 is a result of our groundbreaking work on the PFSA Scouting Network of which is exclusive for PFSA certified football scouts. Both the PFSA Level 1 and 2 in Opposition Analysis will give you access onto the PFSA Scouting Network, which will give you an opportunity to generate detailed reports for first-team management.

The new Level 2 Opposition Scouting In Football course will equip users with industry best practice in generating reports for clubs at an individual level; a new era of opposition scouting which we have seen become extremely popular over the past decade. 

Once completed you will be assessed by a a full-time elite opposition scout from our pool of contacts here at the PFSA. These currently include the authors of the course, one of which is currently an active, full-time opposition analyst at first-team level with arguably one of europe’s strongest teams of the past decade. 

The online PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football course will be delivered by our UEFA Pro License tutor and one of our expert opposition analysts. There will be 2 core sessions, including homework and assessments to complete in your own time.

The PFSA online course will be held over two days with homework throughout, including exciting assessments enabling you to put all the theory into action. You will be given access to our partner’s platform, Instat, the world-leading providers of football analysis software to elite European clubs, where you will analyse a game and provide recommendations on players. Remember we will support you 100% through the way.

RRP £290

Level 3
Advanced Reporting

ONLINE (TUTOR LED) or classroom based

PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting

The PFSA Advanced Reporting course provides an in-depth insight into reporting while exploring the power of evolving technology. We deliver this industry-leading football analysis course online, which enables you to also network with industry professionals and connect like never before.

The PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting takes the Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course to the next level, by building on day two’s player, team and match analysis. The new online Level 3 is 100% online and powered by Zoom conferencing. Network with new and experienced football scouts from across the globe whilst learning and connecting with industry professionals.

Your assessments will be marked by industry experts and will take the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course to the next level.

The Level 3 course will provide you with the knowledge to:

PFSA
Scouting Network

Post Certification Support (Exclusive to PFSA Football Scouts):

As a PFSA Certified Level 2 Football Scout (Minimum) through this programme you are entitled to access onto the PFSA Scouting Network. The PFSA Scouting Network have partnered with several clubs within the football league and non-league and is the UK’s largest independent active scouting network. Once you are certified, you can undertake first-team assignments generating both individual and match reports as high as the Championship. This is a unique service which gives you the opportunity to showcase your talent of which clubs use the PFSA Scouting Network exclusively to recruit new football scouts.

REAL CLUBS, REAL EXPERIENCE.

Types of Assignments

The PFSA Scouting Network currently conduct 2 types of assignments, opposition reports and general scouting. We have currently generated over 100 opposition reports for the clubs we work with. All of which goes directly to first-team management in their preparation for upcoming fixtures. You will help create tactical reports on designated fixtures with help from the team at the PFSA.

We also conduct general scouting assignments which can range from the willingness to bolster a squad to monitoring players on loan. Scouting assignments do vary as you work with management at the club.

Pathway to becoming a professional football scout with the PFSA

Start your journey

Use the registration form below to enrol onto the PFSA Scouting Programme.

We have made the PFSA Scouting Programme much more accessible by providing a considerable amount of funding. The Scouting Programme is reduced from £1339.97 to £600. You can register using the form below or spread the costs through instalments.

Price: £600