We’ve been delivering courses worldwide for the last four years but only recently decided to bring out a TID course. When we started off we wanted to show how difficult the job of a scout was and decided to bring out our Level 1 scouting and analysis course, to show you the ropes of how a first team scout works at the highest level, as that is what we do and that is the calibre of our tutors. The majority of students who come on our courses want to be a professional scout at some point in their career. We wanted to do what magicians don’t do and show you the trick by unveiling the procedure we use at the top of our game something no one has ever done before. To get to the top in any job you have to be enthusiastic and be more particular in everything you do, you have to be very dedicated in all the little things that separates you from the next person with your professionalism and attitude to your role.
This is what we are doing and this is what we believe separates us from the rest, our attention to detail within our courses. We don’t give you the basics as we don’t believe you should pay a lot of money to be taught what most students would already know if you are keen on your football.
We’d like to think we ‘ve gone that step further and given you every little detail that makes a difference if you really want to get involved in football from a scouting perspective whether it be professional or at grassroots level looking to improve your players and team.
This is what we bring to the table. We have students coming onto our course after they’ve mentioned they’ve been on other similar courses and the first thing they always say is. WOW this is real scouting!
Yes it is, by real scouts not coaches, analysts, managers or other professionals in football but real scouts who have done it for years and made all the mistakes (when they started off) that you could possibly do unless you came on this course. This is one of the highlights of the course, we are here to help and stop you jumping in with two feet, saying things that don’t add up, assessing players too quickly or assessing players too slowly. Getting formations wrong, getting positions wrong but most importantly get the attributes of the player wrong because you haven’t looked at the detail to make the assessment correctly. This is a big notable feature we spot from students who arrive on our courses having already been on other scouting courses!
When you leave our courses you are fully clear of how to scout professionally and correctly with a certificate to prove this. On our Level 1 and level 2 you have to pass an exam to show you have the qualities to pass the course and then we can recommend you to clubs or interested parties that may need your services like agent/intermediate agencies who need a good scout etc. We know other courses don’t do this and their certificate is a gimmy (given to you) but not earned we don’t believe this is right as it shows no credibility in the certificate.
We are always looking to improve our courses to suit the student’s needs and slightly change the courses regularly to improve them for the clientele. We’ve just finished the first TID course in England at Curzon Ashton Football club in Manchester. It was a great success and the feedback is unreal as we have given the students what they needed. On this course we tried it without an exam it worked and everyone was happy but on the next course will have a small exam to test the student’s ability to make sure they are strong enough to go out there and scout young players properly. If anyone fails it’s no problem you do the exam again through a video we send you after the course so we know you’re on the right lines and there is a sense of achievement from the student. We want IPSO certificates to mean something because they are earned not just given for the sake of turning up.
Playing a dangerous game.
Some companies offer you games to go to for clubs, like in a scouting network programme. This is not wise and advisable especially if you’ve only just learnt the basics. As this could really damage your prospects. Imagine going working for a club that you don’t know through a networking system and you say things in your report that don’t match up because your still practicing or playing at it. This is really very dangerous as you could be damaged goods before you even get going. If a club see your report on a player or a team and it doesn’t add up you would be never used again and your name would be touted around with a, don’t use him as he doesn’t know what he’s doing cliché. Which will actually set you back or stop you progressing before you even get started. No serious professional club would use a novice scout who’s practicing at scouting as the information is too serious to get wrong. This is why most serious professional clubs have their own scouts who they know are tested and trusted. Our advice would be to go away practice on your own and send in your reports back to the IPSO team were we will help you with feedback on your reports where you may have gone into heavy in one way or not enough detail in another, you may have contradicted yourself and not noticed it. All this is very damaging to the student and if a professional club see’s that then you’re deemed as nowhere near good enough and your name would be touted around that way.
We have contacts at many clubs worldwide and we would do it a different way. We would only recommend you to a club when we know you’re good enough. When you go on a scouting course you are given the tools to do the job you are not the finished scout, think about it, and do not run before you can walk. By rushing into a job and not practicing is the worst thing you could possibly do.
Wolves, Burnley, Leeds, Birmingham City are just some of the clubs were our trained scouts are now working. We’ve just recently acquired the 3 CHAMPIONS in three different countries in Europe in Slavia Praha (Czech Republic), Mol Vidi FC (Hungary) Ludogorets (Bulgaria) most of their staff are now trained by IPSO.
IPSO is a family and we help everyone who comes on our courses with what we deem as proper service. Our customer care is second to none and if we have missed someone it’s a phone call to rectify it. Our phone is always open. The best way to learn about IPSO is by talking to people on social media and asking them personal questions of how IPSO treat them and the differences between our courses and others. On our website you will see lots of successful students who have gone on to scout professionally but done it the right way. We have nothing to hide a good scout does plenty of research.
Research us and you will not be disappointed.
Just recently we have a had football clubs in Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Hungary and China only hiring IPSO qualified scouts which is music to our ears as the ball is now rolling as clubs appreciate the strength of our qualifications.