Accredited Football Scouting Courses
The Professional Football Scouts Association, which was formed in 2013 by experienced Premier League Scouts, has joined forces with The Football Group to deliver accredited Football Scout Courses and a range of other associated sporting educational programmes.
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The Football Group & PFSA
The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course is for new and experienced football scouts serious about a career in talent identification.
The PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting (Player, Team and Match) is for experienced football scouts/analysts including those who have completed the Level 2.
Football Scouting Courses
Welcome to the home of Talent Identification In Football. All Scouting Courses are delivered by qualified and experienced tutors including elite senior football scouts from the English Premier and Football League.
The Professional Football Scouts Association is the leading provider of talent identification in football courses in the UK and overseas having delivered both online and practical courses across the UK, Europe, Australia, America, Africa and the UAE.
We currently work alongside many Premier League Clubs in delivering the best training in talent identification, whilst providing support to thousands of members of the association.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on any of the courses below.
Talent Identification in Football
Length: 2 Days, 16 hours of practical study and assessments
Location: Various (UK and overseas)
The PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification in Football Course is accredited by the NCFE (National Awarding body) and is 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.
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Course Length: 2 Days
Unlike other talent identification offerings, the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course was developed and is delivered by industry leading elite talent identification experts from Premier League Clubs.
Please note that although the home of the PFSA Level 2 is Hotel Football, Old Trafford, we do hold courses with our partners across the UK and overseas.
Day 1: Talent Identification / Safeguarding Children.
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 in Football, Safeguarding.- Overview of different types of abuse, behaviour, policies, identifying the UK legal framework and a case study.
Day 2: Player, Team & Match Analysis in Football.
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.
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.
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.
People 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.
All new customers onto the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course will receive exclusive access to Wyscout. The PFSA is proud to partner with one of the markets leading analysis platforms used by Arsenal, Manchester United and many more.
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.
You can now spread the cost and book your place onto the PFSA Level 2 Talent Identification In Football Course.
(We offer the option to apply through monthly instalments)
Length: 1 Day, 8 hours of intense practical study and assessments
Location: Various (UK and overseas)
This PFSA Level 3 Advanced Reporting Course is NCFE accredited (National Awarding Body) and delves much deeper into reporting whilst embracing an array of technology.
Football Clubs who have attended the courses include: Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Celtic, Aberdeen, Stoke City, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, Coventry, Bury, Reading, Blackpool & Preston.
All PFSA courses are delivered by qualified and experienced tutors including football scouts from the English Premier and Football League.
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
Our Mission Statement
The Professional Football Scouts Association and The Football Group, are responsible for promoting good practice, raising awareness and imparting quality standards from grass roots, up to professional level.
Promoting good practice and raising standards for all Scouts Worldwide is our mantra.
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