Practical 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.

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.


The PFSA practical sessions are an excellent way to network and connect with both new and experienced professionals. We have delivered out industry-standard PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification practical course all over the world, including recently to Orlando City in the MLS.

Available Dates

All dates and times are in GMT


The PFSA run our practical versions all over the world, however due to COVID, this has been extremely difficult. We are pleased to announce the slow return to practical sessions with a selection of dates at the Hive, London.

The Hive, Barnet FC. London.


The PFSA practicel course will be held over two days with homework throughout, including exciting assessments enabling you to put all the theory into action. You will either watch a game live or 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.

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.


The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course is an excellent opportunity to network and connect with both new and experienced professionals. We have delivered our industry-leading Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course all around the including Orlando City, FC Dallas, the MLS, the UAE FA, Charlton FC, Hearts and AFC Bournemouth to name a select few.

The practical sessions will give you the opportunity to network face-to-face with not only your fellow users but also our professional tutors who have years of experience in the game.

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.

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


What is the difference between the practical and online course?

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.

Who will be delivering the course

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. 

How is the course delivered

The practical version of the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course is held over two days (Saturday and Sunday). The hours are from 9am till 5pm both days.

Will I get to network with the scouts on the day?

Absolutely. The practical version will give you the ability to network and talk with new and experienced football scouts on the day.

Will I get access to the PFSA Scouting Network?

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.

What games will we analyse?

As all our Level 2 courses are usually held at a professional complex, we tend to either watch first-team or academy football.

I have no experience but looking to start a career in football scouting, can i take the Level 2?

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.

Do I need to take the Level 1 before I can access the Level 2?

No. The PFSA Level 1 Talent identification In Football course comes with the Level 2.

I'm from overseas can I take this course?

Unfortunately this is a practical based course, meaning you will need to attend in person. If you are based overseas then head on over to the online version of the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course

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The practical version of the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football course is now available for registration to the public. We are already noticing extremely high demand, so please remember to book early to avoid disappointment.