PFSA Level 2
Talent Identification In Football
INDUSTRY-STANDARD Certification and the no1 leading talent identification In Football course in the UK and overseas.
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 Wyscout, the worlds leading football analysis platform.
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 separate ways; either through classroom 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.
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.
Delivery: 3 Sessions (Tutor-led – Zoom)
Time: 3 Sessions x 4 hours (12 hours)
The online PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course, will be delivered over 3 sessions within 7 days. There will be 3 core sessions which will delve into all 4 modules with homework and assessments to complete in your own time during the sessions.
Saturday: 9am – 1pm – Module 1/2
Sunday: 9am – 1pm – Module – 3/4
Monday: 6pm – 9pm – Module 5
Day 1: Oct 28th (3pm till 7pm) | Day 2: Oct 29th (3pm till 7pm) | Day 3: Oct 31st (6pm till 9pm) (LIMITED)
Day 1: Nov 25th (9am till 1pm) | Day 2: Nov 26th (9am till 1pm) | Day 3: Nov 28th (6pm till 9pm) (LIMITED)
Day 1: Jan 27th (9am till 1pm) | Day 2: Jan 28th (9am till 1pm) | Day 3: Jan 30 (6pm till 9pm) (NEW)
Day 1: Mar 23rd (3pm till 7pm) | Day 2: Mar 24th (3pm till 7pm) | Day 3: Mar 26th (6pm till 9pm) (NEW)
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
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.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK AND MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS
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.
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.
PFSA Education is thrilled to join forces with Wyscout, an industry-leading source of video for top-tier leagues. Through this exclusive endorsement from the global provider, we will gain access to their comprehensive database and benefit from enhanced content creation and expanded theoretical knowledge.
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
Learn with Confidence: University-Endorsed Material
The PFSA Scouting and Analysis portfolio is officially endorsed by several Universities and most elite football clubs, we provide thousands of students with access to our full portfolio, including UCFB | GIS who have campuses across some of the worlds most iconic sporting venues including Wembley, Inter Miami, Red Bull Arena and Australias MCG to name a few. Meaning that you can be confident that our content is trusted and delivered by the experts!
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.