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, arguable 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.
All this for just £600.
PFSA 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:
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.
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.
The PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification in Football course is based 100% online. Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll receive your assigned username and password within 24 hours. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder, as these emails can often get caught by filters. We recommend you take the course on a PC or Mac with the latest version of Google Chrome installed for optimal speed and ease of use.
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:
PFSA 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.
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).
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.
Due to COVID-19 we have decided to take the industry-leading Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course online. This is a decison that has been in planning for sometime now, of which we have fast-tracked to open up the Level 2 and make it more accessable to our users during lockdown and social-distancing
The online PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course, will be delivered over 4 sessions within 7 days. There will be 2 core sessions which will delve into all 4 modules with two support sessions following. There will be homework and assessments to complete in your own time during the sessions.
Option 1 Week 1:
Saturday: 9am – 1pm – Module 1/2
Sunday: 9am – 1pm – Module 3/4
Tuesday – 6pm – 9pm – Support Sessions
Thursday – 6pm-9pm – Webinar/QnA
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.
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.
All new customers onto the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course will receive exclusive access to Instat. The PFSA is proud to partner with one of the markets leading analysis platforms used by Arsenal, Manchester United and many more.
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 course and delivery
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.
All dates and times are in GMT
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.
You will be given access onto Instat’s platform, used by most of Europe’s top professional clubs to generate your reports.
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:
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.
Start your journey
PFSA Scouting Programme Includes:
Introduction Into Football Scouting, Level 1 Talent ID In Football and Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football (RRP £229.97)
Level 2 Talent Identification In Football, Level 3 Advanced Reporting and Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football (RRP £1100)
The Scouting Programme includes all of the above for £600. You can register using the form below or spread the costs through instalments.