Level 1



30 JUL – 1 AUG


Learning How a First Team Scout Works (Online or In Class)

The Level 1 in scouting & analysis is a very detailed and interactive course when learning to be a first team scout working in and around the first team environment. It’s designed to develop and help scouts, coaches, analysts, managers, sports directors or agents understand the in depth work of a professional scout at first team level showing what the job entails when learning to become or stepping up to be a first team scout.

As the professional game continues to evolve, so too does the role of the scouts, analysts, coaches and everyone involved in the game, showing the increasing importance to a team’s backroom staff or contact base. 

Here you will learn how to approach scouting at the elite level of the game, with a specific focus on 1st team scouting and your approach to player recruitment when working as a first team scout.

The programme will allow you to share knowledge and experiences with other scouts, analysts, managers, technical directors or agents. It will also show you how world-leading football clubs operate when working within the first team environment of recruitment.



The course is made up of three-days Friday (night 18-00 pm to 22-00 pm), Saturday morning (09-00 am to 13-00 pm) & Sunday (09-00 am to 16-30 pm) other dates can be provided, please check each course individually. You will be shown new techniques and procedures throughout the course, you will also take part in tasks and assessments assisted by industry experts (Scouts) from the premier league and international football.

All times are UK time please note this. Other times can be arranged if you have a group booking.

Over the three-days you will learn to understand the role of a first team scout reflecting on your current working practices in terms of scouting players and you will be fully supported by the IPSO tutors.

The course is endorsed and approved worldwide by the YMCA awards. The India FA (AIFF,) Estonia FA and Romania Football Association along with many football clubs across Europe including Malmo FF, Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw and Ludogorets who all regularly appear in the Champions League, all endorse this course.

The UCFB University based at the Etihad & Wembley Stadiums also endorse all our products.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

There are 2 ways to participate on this course Live ONLINE or Live in the CLASSROOM.

It’s the exact same course on ONLINE or in THE CLASSROOM.

When Participating ONLINE: 

Over the three-days you will explore the role of a 1st team scout, reflecting on your current working practices in terms of scouting and analysis, and be fully supported in your by the IPSO tutors. There is an exam at the end of this course as with IPSO we don’t give away our course certificates you have to earn them.

You must write a report on a chosen player from a video or live game and be as close to the tutors report as possible to pass and gain your qualification, proving you can write and work as a professional. There is room for error but they are minimal as you will be well trained after this course and you are expected to pass if you have taken on board all the details that make a difference.

You will get feedback on your report and if you fail it’s no problem you take it again as many times as possible for free until you pass and write the report that is passable to the IPSO standard qualification.

The classroom courses will be advertised when they are available and are differently priced to the ONLINE courses please note this.


After you’ve successfully completed this course you will have a the skills and a clear understanding of what makes an effective first team scout working in the professional game and how to make important decisions relating to reports on players.

By completing the IPSO Level 1 course you will receive an IPSO certificate with a worldwide endorsement off the YMCA AWARDS. It’s a great way to pursue full time employment within a professional club. With your new found skills, talent and qualification you will be ideally placed if any opportunities arise in any professional clubs or agencies looking to build up their scouting departments when looking for scouts.

IPSO is proud to partner with several great brands and products have a look at your bonuses after participating..

Bonuses: All new customers who participate on this TID course will receive 4 weeks exclusive access to jobs4football and 4 week access to Noisfeed, you will also gain Metrica Sports Play and for IPSO scouts (only) you will gain free use of footballersglobal.

jobs4football: Will give you the up to date job opportunities worldwide in football, scouting jobs and opportunities before anyone else.

Noisefeed: Will give you the up to date social media findings with footballers (worldwide) which could have a bearing on signing players.

footballersglobal.com: Is a website for young players worldwide who post their videos on a special platform where you could check them out in your area. For IPSO scouts only.

Metrica Sports: You are now entitled to an exclusive trial of Metrica Sports PLAY software. You will have access to all the features and visuals the software offers, 50 minutes available of automated tracking and an extension for a month of the trial period.

(Please note you only get this offer once when participating on any IPSO product)


This course has been specifically designed for anyone already working or aspiring to work at the very top of the game in football scouting, analysis, recruitment, intermediaries or anyone else working within the game in any position within a club, it will make an impact to your day to day working practice. Some of the best clubs, federations, and leagues in the world work with IPSO.

The IPSO Courses are attended by many full-time scouts, ex-professional footballers, performance analysts, current and aspiring coaches, agents, heads of recruitment, journalists and representative from all around the world, football clubs include; Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Leicester City FC, Everton FC, FC Bayern Munich, Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw, and many more.


30, 31 JUL & 1 AUG




For those who want to continue their learning, the next step is the IPSO Level 2 in Match Reporting. This is learning how to analyze a full team and create a written match report detailing the opposition’s strength and weaknesses. It’s learning to become an opposition analyst. Essential for serious professional scouts.

If you need more information contact us for more help or scouting@ipsofootball.com

You may be required to receive video links for the course on occasions where you look at the clip through a separate window with other students in tasks then jump back to the course under instructions from the tutor. The course is interactive and participants can ask questions at any time when participating. Your video is required to be turned on throughout the course to create the classroom effect.

Through Zoom software products.

Books will be provided and sent by email in PDF format, on the live courses they will be handed out.

This will vary. But all presenters are very experienced scouts working at the highest level for over 15 years.

Colin Chambers is an example of one of our lecturers. He is the Education Director at IPSO. Colin has wealth of experience with over 20 years in scouting & analysis in the Premier League and at international football. Colin has travelled the world delivering seminars and courses to a worldwide audience including Football Associations and high level professional football clubs such as Malmo FF & Slavia Prague.

English (But also translated in some countries dependent on the organization).

The times will all be ENGLISH TIME but other times are available if you would like a group booking, please contact us at scouting@ipsofootball.com

Online £225 (RRP £405) we have an instalment payment plan available, please contact us about this at scouting@ipsofootball.com

When participating in the online version it will be based 100% online. Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder, emails can often get found in this area. We advise for best effects that you take the course on a PC or Mac with the latest version of Google Chrome installed for optimal speed and ease of use. Mobile phones are not advised for this course.


When participating live in a classroom version of this course an email will be sent and further instructions will be forwarded the for venue and starting times.


Our main aim at IPSO is to provide the appropriate tools and the knowledge that will make you a better football scout, analyst or coach. But we don’t just stop there, after you take our courses you are part of the IPSO Family.

We pride ourselves of helping our students progress their way into the scouting & analysis world with the help of our growing worldwide network of contacts. We help aspiring scouts, analysts or coaches find their first job in the game by teaching the procedures and the techniques with ”Attention to Detail” that professionals use.

Our courses are endorsed worldwide by the YMCA Awards which makes our diplomas an official document recognized as Education Providers.

What’s the difference between us and other providers? What do we offer?

Someone’s Level 3 course may not be as strong as someone’s Level 1? Don’t think all courses are the same?

The best way to find out about why we differ and why ‘‘we make a difference’’ is to speak to other students who have participated on other workshops and courses from different providers, quite easy to do on social media these days especially on LinkedIn & Facebook.


Quotes from students after participating:

‘‘Wow the content is brilliant not basic! Exactly what I wanted to learn’’

‘‘They TEACH you to scout & analyse, not just show you’’

‘‘The workshops are better than some courses I’ve been on”

 ”The materials are worth the participation fee alone’’

‘‘It’s worth going on especially for agents/intermediaries to make new contacts in high positions’’

‘‘They make you feel very comfortable regardless of your experience’’

‘‘At every step they made sure everyone understood what was being taught.’’

”If that’s a workshop, i can’t wait to see the courses”

‘‘It was like talking to your mates the tutors are great’’

‘‘It will transform your understanding of the game and teach you how to analyse football in ways you never considered before’’



What you will find on the IPSO workshops and courses are:

The professionalism & experience of the tutors.

The strength of the content in materials on the course and after the course.

The added bonuses of free products Jobs4football, Metrica, Noisefeed, Footballersglobal,

The aftercare and help provided after participating.

The methodology and easy descriptive learning you will receive.

The world-wide contacts you will gain and meet.

The interactions to ask questions you want to know there and then.

Students will clarify all this with the attention to detail we go into. Not only explaining scouting & analysis but the procedures you should take without cutting corners, were mistakes could be made, how to fix this and why you should do certain things to your advantage to save time and minimising mistakes that only a very experienced scout would do.




Scouting Reports Templates
Professional Examples
Football E-Books


Worldwide Scouting Network
News & Job Alerts
Coaches & Analysts


Certified Endorsement as
Football Scouting & Analysis
Education Providers Worldwide