IPSO’S Level 1 is our most popular course 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 any people working within football like directors of the club, sports directors, coaches, managers, players, analysts, back-room staff, 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.

This will equip you with a firm understanding and platform to further develop your knowledge of Scouting and Analysis process and what is needed in order to operate as a football scout or an elite 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 pre-requisites for this course.

Course Length: 2 Days. (Saturday-Sunday) 16 hrs

Upcoming Dates: On Website

Venue: Various venues around the world including top facilities like the National football Museum Manchester, Stadium of Light Sunderland FC and many other famous football stadiums world-wide.

All IPSO courses are delivered by qualified and experienced SCOUTS & ANALYSTS from the English Premier League.


Theory – Planning – Preparation

Level 1 Includes:

Day 1: Match preparation, Role of a scout, How to gain contacts, Scouting protocols, Statistical scouting, Talent ID, How a professional scout goes about his job. What to look for in players. Identifying players. Analysing players. Identifying Strengths and 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. (Premier League Professional Scout & 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. (Premier League Professional Scout & Analyst)


You will meet new contacts and some professionals, who every day prepare reports and analysis 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 including representatives from:

National teams: England, Poland, Rep Ireland, Estonia, Sweden, Scotland, Slovakian

Club teams: Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton, West Ham, Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, QPR, Coventry. FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Bayer Leverkusen, Entrechat Frankfurt, Dynamo Moscow, FK Crvena Zvezda, FC Astana, Legia Warsaw, Lech Poznan, Lechia Gdansk, Jagiellonia Bialystok, Cracovia Krakow, Arka Gdynia,

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


The IPSO Analysis & Scouting Course Level 1 is perfect for scouts, coaches or managers who wish to further their knowledge with the endorsed certification in Analysis & Scouting or those looking to enter a career in any capacity of football. It is also for Journalist, reporters, TV & media people, commentators, teachers or anyone is interested in the mechanics of analysis & scouting. It is also very 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.


You will receive FREE: Food and drink being tea, coffee, water, biscuits and a dinner which includes a buffet meal on both days. Pens, books, note-pads, folders and a ticket for the live game. A certificate framed and delivered to you after passing the course. Please note accommodation is not provided but there are a number of reasonable hotels close by.


This will be assessed by the IPSO team and an e-mail will be sent to you the next day on whether you have passed or not been successful on this occasion. You can take the exam again at any time even from distance. It would just be a case of picking a game from TV and a member of the IPSO team will do so at the same time with a player selected you will send in your report by e-mail and if it is acceptable you will pass. If not you just do the process again until you are successful and you are allowed to take it as many times as you like.


You will receive an IPSO certificate endorsed by YMCA awards and an individual membership number which will be given to students who have successfully pass the exam. Members will be informed about the latest worldwide jobs available in football. With full recommendation and support of our organization 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.