Learning the role of a professional scout at 1st team level.

Scouting & Analysis

What’s the course about

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.


The IPSO Level 1 in Scouting & Analysis Course is the most detailed course in scouting and player analysis where it’s designed to develop highly-skilled scouts and analysts devise detailed accurate reports for a football clubs database and their intended targets.


As the professional game continues to evolve, so too does the role of the scouts and analysts showing their increasing importance to a team’s backroom staff. 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 and analysts. It will also show you how world-leading football clubs operate when working within the first team environment.


How’s it structured

The course is made up of two-days usually a Saturday & Sunday (other dates can be provided please check each course individually). You will be shown new techniques and procedures throughout the course and you will also take part in tasks and assessments assisted by industry experts from the premier league and international football.


Over two-days you’ll explore the role of a 1st team scout and reflect on your current working practices in terms of scouting and analysis, and be fully supported in your continuous improvement by IPSO tutors.


The course is endorsed and approval by YMCA awards, IFBI Brussels (The International Football Institute), Polish and Estonian Football Associations and many football clubs across Europe including Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw and Ludogorets who regularly appear in the Champions League. The course has been developed in line with the EPPP.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


The course will cover


Learning Outcomes and Qualification

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 worldwide endorsement. 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 arose in any professional clubs looking to build up their scouting departments when looking for scouts.


All new customers onto the IPSO Level 1 Scouting & Analysis Course will receive 4 weeks exclusive access to jobs4football and 2 week access to Noisefeed. You also get free usage to another partner called footballersglobal: Only IPSO scouts are aloud on this website where you can look for any players from grassroots football to semi-professional to the professional players its a great unique platform to help you as you climb the footballing ladder. is proud to partner with several of the markets leading analysis platforms used by the world’s best football clubs and associations.


Who’s it for

This course has been specifically designed for anyone already working or aspiring to work at the very top of the game in football scouting. The best clubs, federations, and leagues in the world work with IPSO.


The IPSO Level 1 Scouting & Analysis Course was attended by many full-time scouts, ex-professional footballers, performance analysts, current and aspiring coaches, agents, heads of recruitment, journalists and representative from over a dozen countries around the world and football clubs include; Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Leicester City FC, Everton FC, FC Bayern Munich, Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw, and many more.


Next step

For those who want to continue their learning in this field, 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.


Need more information?

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

Course Overview

  • Course Length:
    2 days course
    Saturday & Sunday
  • Course Duration:
    16 hours over 2 days
    from 9AM to 5PM
  • Level:
    Learning the role of a professional scout at 1st team level.
  • Live Game:
  • Exam:
  • Certification:
  • Lectures:
    Premier League Scouts
  • Education Package:
    Folders, books, note-pads, pens
  • Scouting Software:
    4 weeks trial of Jobs4football
    2 weeks Noisefeed
    Free usage of footballersgloball
  • Membership:
  • Leading to:
    IPSO Level 2
  • Language:
    English & Language of the country delivered.
  • Venue:
    At the National Football Museum Manchester, England
  • Price:
    From £350
  • For Instalment plan:
    contact us
  • Contact information:

*Minimum age; 16 years old
*No accommodation include the price
*Number of Attendants; minimum 10 and maximum 30

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