Level 1 Scouting & Analysis (Learning How A First Team Scout Works At The Professional Level)

April 16th (18-00 am to 22-00 pm), 17th (09-00 am to 13-00 pm), 18th (10-00 am to 17-00 pm) 


The Level 1 in scouting & analysis is a very detailed and interactive course when scouting players. It’s designed to develop and help scouts, agents or analysts understand the in depth work of a professional scout and what the job entails as a first team scout.

As the professional game continues to evolve, so too does the role of the scouts, analysts and agents, showing their increasing importance to a team’s backroom staff or contact base. On this course, you’ll learn how to approach scouting at the elite level of the game, with a specific focus on 1st team scouting in football 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 and agents. It will also show you how world-leading football clubs operate when working within the first team environment.


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

It's the exact same course on both ONLINE & CLASSROOM.

When participating ONLINE: The course is made up of three-days Friday (night 18-00 pm to 22-00 pm), Saturday (09-00 am to 13-00 pm) & Sunday (10-00 am to 17-00 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.  

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 continuous improvement by the IPSO tutor. There is an exam in the course as IPSO course certificates are not given away. 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 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 of an IPSO standard qualification.

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

The course has been developed in line with the EPPP.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

When participating on the CLASSROOM Courses: They are based on 2 days Saturday & Sunday (other days can be arranged) from 09-00 am to 16-30 pm on both days. It's the exact same course on both ONLINE & CLASSROOM the only difference is when on the classroom course we take in a live game when possible as part of the proceedings.



After you’ve successfully completed this course you will have a clear understanding of what makes an effective scout working in the professional game and how to make important decisions relating to the recruitment of players within a professional football club.  

By completing the IPSO Level 1 Scouting & Analysis 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 of the markets leading analysis platforms used by the world’s best football clubs and associations.

BONUSES: All new customers who participate on the the Level 1 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 Play: 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 it will as 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.


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


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

When on the ONLINE COURSE (Important): You will receive video links for the course were you look at the clip through a separate window then jump back to the curse under instructions from the tutor. The course is interactive and participants can ask questions at any time on the course.

Where: Through Zoom software products.

Materials: Books, pens etc (Sent by post, on live courses handed out.)

Presenters: Will vary. But all presenters are very experienced scouts working at the highest level for over 15 years.

Presenter: 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.

Language: English

Duration: April 16th (06-00 pm to 10-00 pm), 17th (09-00 am to 01-00 pm), 18th (09-00 am to 04-30 pm) 

The times will all be ENGLISH TIME but (other times are available if you would like a group booking, please contact us)

Price: Online £225 (RRP £395) we have an instalment payment plan available, please contact us about this.

Level 1 Scouting & Analysis,
16, 17 & 18th April, ONLINE


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