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PFSA - Representing Football Scouts Worldwide

The PFSA provides industry-leading online education including the NEWLY AVAILABLE Level 2 Talent Identification In Football course, Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football course, PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting and the rest of our Level 1 interactive courses.

Below you will find more information on ALL ONLINE courses and the enrolment form. Please allow up to 24 hours before a username and password to be issued once you have completed the form below.

PFSA Introduction Into Football Scouting

Introduction Into Football Scouting

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

Topics Include:

  • About The PFSA (Aims And Objectives)
  • What Is A Football Scout
  • Skills Required For Football Scouting
  • Player And Tactical Scouts
  • How Do Scouts Find Talent
  • Match And Player Reporting
  • Importance Of Scouting
  • Talent Identification In Football
  • Academy Players
  • Football Club Development Centres
  • Age Specific Coaching
  • Scouts Protocol
  • How Do I Become A Professional Football Scout
PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification In Football

Level 1 Talent Identification In Football

The PFSA Level 1 was developed by elite Premier League Scouts and Heads of Recruitment touches on all aspects of talent identification and is the recommend entry course if you’re serious about completing the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Coursewhich is the minimum requirement in order to operate as a football scout in line with the EPPP.

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 in order 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. Please use the below form to book onto the PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification in Football Course.

Modules include:

  • About The PFSA (Aims And Objectives)
  • Introducing Talent Identification
  • The EPPP
  • Talent Identification Predictors
  • Football Scouts and Player Reports
  • Talent Identification Characteristics in a Goalkeeper and the Relative Age Effect
  • Anthropological Predictors
  • Technical Skill Predictors
  • Psychological and Sociological Predictors
  • Limitations and Importance of Talent Identification

The PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification in Football Course, unlike the Introduction Into Football Scouting Course delves much deeper into what football scouts look for in a player (Talent Identification).

All PFSA Online Scouting Courses are best ran using a PC or Mac running Google Chrome

PFSA Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football

Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football

The PFSA are pleased to announce the arrival of the new Level 1 Opposition Analysis in Football course. The new PFSA Level 1 will break down the role of an opposition analyst and provide you with an in-depth look into the industries best practices when approaching a game.

Following on from talent identification the opposition analysis course will give you the tools needed to write an effective player and match report.

Successful completion of the PFSA Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football course, will equip you with the knowledge to:

  • Understand the role of an opposition analyst and their setting in the wider context of football
  • Explain the tools and technology available including Wyscout, Instat, Hudl, Coach Paint, SportsCode, Piero and much more to create comprehensive and engaging analysis
  • Analyse set pieces and document them in a report
  • Understand formations and their impact on gameplay and analysis
  • Explain the process of individual analysis and the key points to look out for when analysing players
  • Produce a complete opposition and independent analysis based on your new knowledge

PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football

The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football Course is an industry leading, internationally recognised accredited 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 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.

Online Sessions:

  • Session 1: Aug 8th - 9am/1pm | Session 2: Aug 9th - 9am/1pm | Session 3 Aug 11th 6pm/9pm | Session 4: Aug 13th 6pm/8pm (FULL)
  • Session 1: Aug 15th - 9am/1pm | Session 2: Aug 16th - 9am/1pm | Session 3 Aug 18th 6pm/9pm | Session 4: Aug 20th 6pm/8pm (FULL)
  • Session 1: Aug 22nd - 9am/1pm | Session 2: Aug 23rd - 9am/1pm | Session 3 Aug 25th 6pm/9pm | Session 4: Aug 27th 6pm/8pm (ADDITIONAL SPACES ANNOUNCED)
  • Session 1: Aug 29th - 9am/1pm | Session 2: Aug 30th - 9am/1pm | Session 3 Sept 1st 6pm/9pm | Session 4: Sept 3rd 6pm/8pm (FULL)
  • Session 1: Sept 5th - 9am/1pm | Session 2: Sept 6th - 9am/1pm | Session 3 Sept 8th 6pm/9pm (NEW DATE)
  • Session 1: Sept 19th - 3pm/7pm | Session 2: Sept 20th - 3pm/7pm | Session 3: Sept 22nd - 6pm/9pm (NEW DATE)

Modules Include

  • Day 1 - Talent Identification In Football
  • Talent Indicators and Early Predictors of Talent
  • Performer Profiling
  • Successful Talent ID Programmes and Systems for Football
  • Creating / Implementing Talent ID Programmes
  • Understand How Sporting Talent Is Developed and Maintained
  • The Future of Talent ID in Football
  • Day 2 - Match, Team & Individual Analysis
  • Role of a Scout
  • Scouting Protocols
  • Match Preparation
  • Video Analysis
  • Individual Player Reporting
  • Match Reporting
  • Team Formations
  • Player Assessments and Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses of a Player
Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football

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 and new ONLINE 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 Level 2 Opposition Analysis is an applied certification, meaning you are asked to analyse a real game. 

Please note the online PFSA Level 1 Opposition Analysis In Football course is included within this course and can be taken online prior to attending.

Please note due to COVID-19 we have decided to take the PFSA Level 2 online, which gives our users the opportunity to network and learn from professionals overseas

  • Session 1: July 11th - 3pm/6pm | Session 2 July 12th - 3pm/6pm
  • Session 1: Aug 15th - 3pm/6pm | Session 2 Aug 16th - 3pm/6pm
Online 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 at a range of locations nationwide and abroad.

Due to COVID-19 we have decided to take the industry-leading Level 3 online, which opens up a great deal of opportunity to now network with new and experienced professional football scouts from overseas.

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

  • Complete a detailed match report
  • Discuss different types of match report analysis
  • Review different formations the opposition may use
  • Explain and produce a completed full team player report
  • Complete a detailed review of a teams strengths and weaknesses to beat and nullify the opposition
  • Demonstrate how to complete set play reviews, both attacking and defending
  • Review of computer software for recording set plays and writing report

Available Dates

  • Session 1: Aug 8th - 3pm/6pm | Session 2: Aug 9th - 3pm/6pm (FULL)
  • Session 1: Sept 5th - 3pm/6pm | Session 2: Sept 6th - 3pm/6pm (NEW DATE)

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