PFSA Level 2
Talent Identification In Football

INDUSTRY-STANDARD Certification and the no1 leading talent identification In Football course n the UK and overseas

PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football

The original and best talent identification programme in both the UK and overseas! The PFSA Level 2 Talent ID course is internationally recognised and officially endorsed by instat, the worlds leading football analysis platform.

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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.

The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course can be taken 3 seperate ways; either through classrom based learning, online via Zoom and the new online self-paced option. 

We have seen tremendous demand to put the PFSA Level 2 online via Zoom, and we’re happy to say it is now available. We will run specific dates and will limit the number of attendees to encourage engagement between users. Network with professional scouts from all around the world, expanding your contacts overseas and begin your journey as a professional football scout.

Units 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.

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.

Delivery, Dates and prices

Assessments and Coursework

All versions of the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course will involve coursework and homework 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 your assessments. 

support and experience

PFSA Scouting Network

As a PFSA Certified Level 2 Football Scout 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.


With both the classroom and online (Zoom) versions of the PFSA Level 2 you will encounter both new and experienced football scouts from around the world to bolster your network and make new connections. Our first few sessions on the new online (Zoom) Level 2, we were fortunate enough to have clubs from around the World including representatives from Orlando City SC, New York Red Bulls, FC Dallas, Brighton, Liverpool, Juventus, Blackpool FC, AJAX, Auckland City, Sheffield Wednesday, Hibernian, Cambridge United, Sharjah FC, Dubai City, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace, Rangers, Melbourne Victory, PSG, Chesterfield, Swindon, PSV Eindhoven, DC United and Tottenham. 

Guest Speakers

Over the years the PFSA has a whos-who of industry experts onto the PFSA Level 2, all of which is a testament to the quality of our content and delivery.

With the online series, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from industry experts such as Andy Howe, AFC Bournemouth’s Head of 1st Team Domestic Scouting, Steve Jones Head of Opposition Analysis Cardiff City and Richard Bredice, 1st Team Performance Analyst for RSC Anderlecht to name a few. These are sessions exclusively for users on the online Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course.

All guests will share their insight into the professional game, hints and tips and advice on kickstarting a career in football. You will also be joined by football scouts at all levels already attending the course.

You can view a selection of guests that have attended our courses over the past few years including Manchester United’s current assistant manager Mike Phelan

The PFSA are pleased to partner with Instat, who have exclusively endorsed the online PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course. They will give our users access to their industry-leading platform usually reserved for professional clubs and analysts. We will use this platform to both analyse games and individual during the courses, when we put the theory into action.


The PFSA are industry-leading providers of talent identification training (scouting courses) in both the UK and overseas. We value your feedback and pride ourselves on continuing to improve our services to our members. Please see below our testimonials from various members of the PFSA including Ryan Giggs, Shaun Goater, David Dunn, Timons Paul (Bayern Munich), Andy Howe (AFC Bournemouth) and most importantly Academy Manager’s, Head’s of Recruitment and Football Scouts of whom are influential in championing the continuous development of talent identification within their clubs and football in general.

Check out all our testimonials here

“The PFSA is a great resource for new and experienced football scouts. The course is well structured and covers all aspects of scouting. I have no hesitation on recommending the association for developing and delivering relevant scout courses in the near future.” RYAN GIGGS - WALES HEAD COACH

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no difference at all in the content; the only difference is the delivery. One is online and one is face-to-face. The games and tasks you analyse will be provided by Instat, whereas the games you analyse on the practical course will be live.

The PFSA use expert tutors to deliver our courses, including industry-experts currently engaged in the market. Depending on the date you have chosen will depend on who is delivering the course. As the Level 2 is powered through Zoom this is an engaging course where you will be able to ask questions and work in groups.

There will be 3 in total. Session 1 (Modules 1-2), Session 2 (Modules 3-4) and finally Session 3 (Module 5)

Absolutely. In fact, the new online PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course will give you the opportunity to network with football scouts worldwide

Yes, this is the same certification as the practical option; therefore, you get access onto the PFSA Scouting network, the UK’s largest independent scouting network.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no live games which will enable our users to attend in person. However, we are partners with one of the worlds leading football analysis platform, Instat. All users will gain two weeks access to the course to analyse certain games and players.

Absolutely. The PFSA Level 2 is for new and experienced football scouts and that is what makes the course so engaging, by challenging different viewpoints.

No. There are no prerequisites in order to take the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course as all the content within the Level 1 is covered in much depth over the new online Level 2.

Of course. This is an internationally recognised certification by the PFSA. The question we are asked the most from our overseas football scouts, is when are we putting the practical Level 2  online.

Register using the form below

All three versions of the industry-leading PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course are now available for registration to the public. We are already noticing extremely high demand for the tutor-led sessions, so please remember to book early to avoid disappointment. Once registered a member of the PFSA will be in touch with all your details.