PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football

PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football

Designed and developed by leading experts to equip football scouts with the ability to effectively analyse the opposition using industry best practice.

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. 

course overview:



8am – 6pm (10 Hours including lunch)

Professional grade course targeted at those looking to operate as an opposition scout charging on a paid-per-report basis.






Assessments during and graded assignment post course


Access to Instat Scout

PFSA Scouting Network (Football League Fixtures)

There are no prerequisites, as the Level 1 Opposition Analysis in Football course is incldued.

Suitable For:

  • Football scouts with a deep interest for opposition and individual analysis and the demands set within the game
  • Football scouts with an advanced knowledge of the role looking to further their employment potential within a club
  • Industry recognition with a professional grade certification
  • Football scouts looking to enhance their talent identification and analysis capabilities
  • Football scouts looking to gain access on to the UK’s largest independant professional scouting network with the PFSA.

Learning outcomes:

Successful completion of the PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Understand the complexity the role demands – within a department at a range of levels including advanced, intermediate and beginner.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the tools and technology utilised within analysis, meeting the adaptions within the game
  • Establish deeper understanding in applying and presenting reports in line with best practice methodology at a range of levels
  • Understand formations and their impact on gameplay and analysis
  • Ability to sufficiently analyse game performance and present with confidence to you peers.
  • Demonstrate understanding around systems of play, principles of play, units and outcomes. Aligned to club expectations vgty677
  • Conduct advanced game analysis to consolidate learning objectives to achieve professional competences
  • Critically appraise different formations used within tactics, giving you the ability to adapt your analysis to certain styles of play

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