As the leading provider of scouting & analysis football courses worldwide we deliver the best and most detailed courses across the UK, Europe, America, Africa, and China.

With experienced professional (scouts only tutors) you obtain the best knowledge and experiences in our passionately delivered unique course. The tutors are elite and inspirational senior football scouts from the English premier league and International football.

Level 1 – Scouting and Analysis (professionally analysing players with the added bonus of basic match report/team analysis)

COURSE INFO: The Level 1 scouting and analysis course is endorsed by the IFBI Brussels and is the start of your education in football scouting & analysis. The course has been taken by many current and ex-professional footballers including managers, coaches and analysts to further their knowledge in scouting & analysis of players.

All our courses include a ‘‘ Live Game’’ which is essential for the students experience as this is where you will participate in an exam as part of the course. This is vitally important to test the skills you’ve learnt to be given the qualification from IPSO.

Course Length: 2 Days (Saturday & Sunday) Other days can be arranged.
Course Duration: 16 hours approximately
Venue: Will be shown when you click on the chosen course.
Number of attendants: minimum 10, maximum 40.
Minimum Age: 16 years

WHAT YOU RECEIVE ON THE COURSE (included in the price)

You will receive FREE: 
Food and drink being tea, coffee, water, biscuits and a dinner which includes a buffet meal on both days. Pens, note-pads, folders, books all with helpful information and a ticket for the live game including transport. You will receive 4 weeks of InStat software after the course which is a fantastic addition for your development.

Please note accommodation is not provided but there are a number of reasonable hotels close by.

There is an exam to be taken within the course.


You will receive an IPSO certificate in (PDF form by email) endorsed by IFBI Brussels awards and an individual membership number which will be given to students who have successfully passed the exam. Members will be informed about the latest worldwide jobs available in football. With full recommendation and support of our organisation you will have the ability to apply for a job and internships as a scout at a professional club, associations and academies at all levels.

Timings: The course will vary in start and finish times due to the live game we take in as part of the course. Please check the times on the course you have booked.

PRICE: This is from £350 and can be paid in installments but has to be paid in full 1 week before the course begins. Our prices could vary slightly from country to country as to meet the economic standard of living at that moment in time in the country we visit. Please note this when booking.

IPSO’S Level 1 course is our most popular option developed by Premier League Scouts and Heads of Recruitment touching on all aspects of looking at a player professionally with the added bonus of being able to analyse the opposition to a basic match report. The course is aimed at anybody who wants to get into scouting from grassroots level managers or coaches of any age to college students but also people working within football like directors of the club, sports directors, coaches, managers, players, analysts, back-room staff (physio’s, sports science, nutritionists etc), university and college graduates, sports teachers, TV, radio & media, journalists and the average fan who wants to be more knowledgeable about football or get involved in it. The course will delve into key areas vitally important to football scouting. People who want to be more knowledgeable about football or get involved in it. It’s also good for those interested in the mechanics of analysis & scouting. What you learn can be useful for anyone in other sports like rugby, hockey, cricket or basketball as the analysis, reporting and wording can be transferred into their chosen sport or hobby.

This will equip you with a firm understanding and platform to further develop your knowledge of the scouting & analysis process that is needed in order to operate as a football scout or a professional analyst.

The course is a great stepping stone for a career within football that has been developed in line with the EPPP.

There are no perquisites for this course.


Theory – Planning – Preparation

Level 1 Includes:

Day 1:Match preparation, the role of a scout, how to gain contacts, scouting protocols, statistical scouting, how a professional scout goes about his job. What to look for in players. Identifying players. Analysing players. Identifying strengths & weaknesses of a player, how a player report is created. The wording and correct jargon needed for a professional report. How to put it together in the correct manner. Go to the live game and scout. This includes examples, video clips, professional reports, pictures and above all the experiences of the tutor who will be a (Premier League Professional Scout or Analyst)

Day 2:Discuss BASIC Match Analysis & Team Assessments/Match Reports used in the Professional Game. Preparation, Video Analysis examples, Team Reporting, Tactics & Team Formations, 11 Player individual Assessments, Set-Plays and Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses of the team. This includes examples, video clips, professional reports, pictures and above all the experiences of the tutor.


Football Clubs and players who have played at the highest level in professional football have attended the courses including International managers and representatives from:

National teams: England, Poland, Rep Ireland, Estonia, Scotland and many more.

Club teams: Liverpool, Dynamo Moscow, Manchester United, Porto, Manchester City, Panathinaikos, Bayer Leverkusen, QPR, Legia Warsaw, Everton, Lech Poznan, Brondby, West Ham, Entrechat Frankfurt, Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Coventry.

Attendants have journeyed from all over the World to join the courses which include: Nigeria, Columbia, Estonia, Poland, England, America, Russia, Finland, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Cyprus, Scotland, Ireland, France, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Lithuania and many more.


You will meet new contacts and possibly some professionals, who every day prepare reports and analyse in many European Football Clubs. There may well be current and ex-players who have played at the highest level in professional football. We have had many people attending the courses worldwide.