Learning the role of a
professional academy scout.

Talent Identification

What’s the course about

As the leading provider of Talent Identification courses worldwide we deliver the best and most detailed courses across the UK, Europe, America, Africa, and China.


The course is a look into young football players in their development from the ages of 6-16, it is developed by Premier League Scouts and Heads of Recruitment touching on all aspects when looking at young players in a more accurate and detailed calculation of the player.


The course will delve into key areas vitally important to football scouting at youth level. It explores sophisticated scouting strategies and procedures that even improves coaching methods after the evaluation of the young player. It will show you how to make justified, evidence based decisions when improving or recruiting players to your club. It will also show the most effective ways to manage a young player’s development.


This course helps coaches improve their analysis of young players more accurately therefor effecting their own coaching procedures to coach the young player and bring him on quicker and more efficiently meeting the player’s individual needs far more efficiently. This also helps agents or parents understand the player’s needs when assessing their child or player with attention to detail.


The programme will allow you to share knowledge and experiences with other scouts and explore how world-leading clubs and academies operate.


How’s it structured

The course is made up of two-days Saturday & Sundays (other dates can be provided please check each course individually). You will take part in a blend of learning tasks and assessments and receive on course theory delivered by industry experts you will also do practical group tasks with support provided in-between by an IPSO tutor.


All new customers onto the IPSO Talent Identification In Football Course will receive 4 weeks exclusive access to jobs4football the best jobs advertisements in football 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. IPSO is proud to partner with several of the markets leading analysis platforms used by the world’s best football clubs and associations.


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.


Learning outcomes and qualification 

After completing this course you will have a clear understanding of what a young players needs are in their development, it will also show you what it takes to make an effective professional scout and it may push you into becoming a professional scout at a professional club. You will be able to make evidence supported decisions when looking to improve a player at their age and you will be far more accurate when looking at detailed areas of the player. This would help you if working at a professional club relating to the recruitment of players within professional football.


By completing the IPSO Talent Identification course is a great way to pursue full time employment within a professional clubs Talent ID and Recruitment department and help build a career.


For those who want to continue their learning in this field, the next step is the IPSO Level 1 in Scouting & Analysis and IPSO Level 2 in Match Reporting in Football.


Who’s it For

The IPSO Talent ID has been taken by many full-time scouts, coaches, agents,  ex-professional footballers and current Heads of Recruitment to further their knowledge of Talent Identification.


The course is aimed at scouts, coaches, or grass roots managers, players, agents, journalists and other football professionals wanting to improve their team or knowledge. It’s perfect for parents wanting to help their young son or daughter develop.


Next step

For those who want to continue their learning in this field, the next step is the IPSO Level 1. This is learning how to asses players from the age of 16 up aimed around the first team squad and what it takes to become a professional scout working at first team level. This qualification enables you to work at any professional football club within the first team environment.

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 academy scout.
  • 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 1
  • Language:
    English & Language of the country delivered
  • Venue:
    At the National Football Museum Manchester, England
  • Price:
    From £330
  • 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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