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A pathway to gain football education in game knowledge & football intelligence
from analyzing players to teams to understand the beautiful game with detail


The education program is the most important message we send out to our students.

At IPSO we believe in integrity and honesty and will not advise any student to do workshops or courses that they do not need just for the sake of it.

The education program is specially designed for novices (beginners) starting off or highly skilled professionals looking to advance their skills and knowledge to keep them updated with the latest trends in football and for their CPD points to keep all their qualifications updated through Continued Professional Development.


The education program starts with the Level 1 beginners course as you have to start somewhere. 

Then we move onto the Level 2 workshops a great introduction for you to see the quality and methodology of what IPSO delivers.

The prices of the workshops are purposely cheap, specifically created to give our students the chance to quickly see what we are all about to help stop the student from laying out a substantial amount of money for products, that they may think are not what they need or not the quality they are looking for (Please Note: NO other provider offers this).

We have designed this education program to help everyone at all levels because everyone is at a different level as they progress their football knowledge.

We help you select the workshops or courses THAT BEST FITS YOUR NEEDS.

lets explain how simple it is.


You start at LEVEL 1 FOUNDATIONS COURSE. A beginners course with the foundations in scouting & analysis.


LEVEL 2 INTRODUCTION TO COURSES being the 1-4 workshops, 5-8 workshops & 9-12 workshops, followed by the Level 2 Observation Course. Workshops in what is in the courses and position specific player analysis that you will need in your journey.


LEVEL 3 YOUTH SCOUTING. Grassroots to professional academies. How to look at youth players across the board. !00’s of Fantastic tips and procedures you will need in this field of scouting. Specially designed to be an academy scout at a professional club. 


LEVEL 4 FIRST TEAM SCOUTING. How to become a first team scout and what it entails. A brilliant course for those who want to move up the ladder and into the first team environment. A super detailed course to take you to another level. 


LEVEL 5 MATCH REPORTING. A course that teaches you to analyse the opposition with great detail and accuracy. This is for the scouts who want to become the full package in the scouting world and advance in their game knowledge and expertise.


LEVEL 1 PER ANALYSIS. The foundations to become a performance analysis or perfect for scouts to have a great understanding of performance analysis so they can have a clear understanding of how it works and how to work alongside performance analysts at a professional club.


LEVEL 2 PER ANALYSIS. Now your learning to be a performance analyst and you will move into the tagging and coding procedures need within this role. 




We also have an installment plan to make it easier for everyone. Once you’ve paid a deposit of £50 you can pay anything you like after that until the full fee for the course is paid up, the total amount must be paid before you start the course. Contact us by email at or call us on +447980114048 if you need this.

BUNDLES: We will also do bundles ring us or email us you tell us what you would like to do and and we will come up with a good price that suits the package you have decided to choose when joining the IPSO family.



This course is designed for BEGINNERS who are really at the beginning of their journey into scouting & analysis. 

If you do have a little experience it could be you start on the workshops but this course will give you a good base and another certificate for you CPD work. The course is very unique and is delivered like a quiz come computer game effect, which is fun, self-paced with a very easy learning process for everyone. It’s for students who are looking to get into scouting & analysis at the start of their journey whether they want to be a scout, analyst or a better coach. It’s also perfect for agents to have an understanding of the protocols and procedures when looking at grassroots to academy players from a professional aspect.


It’s a great starting point to learn the protocols in scouting.

This is not as simple as you think, you will be challenged, you will be tested, but most importantly you will be shown how a youth scout works with the starting procedures a scout would use when learning the ropes and understanding how to look at young players with a scout’s eye.

On this course you will be tested as we challenge you in all the interactive activities as you look to win your way through to the final of the IPSO CUP as you learn at the same time. 

This is a very easy to use course designed like a ‘‘computer game” for your enjoyment but with the added bonus of your education in football supported by a certificate at the end, to show that you know the foundations & fundamentals of scouting & analysing players.

The LEVEL 2 WORKSHOPS are next

The workshops are great CPD (Continued Professional Development) and excellent for gaining points in keeping any certificates like your coaching or scouting qualifications.

We have 12 workshops which we have split into 3 series 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12 all taking approximately 90 minutes each workshop with a Q & A at the end to take them to 2 hours if need be but no longer. You can also take them individually if you wish. In these workshops we will explain a lot of different areas in scouting which are vital before coming on the courses to set you up making sure you are ready for the courses on the pathway. The first workshop is about BIAS a very important starting point into the scouting world. After that we go into workshops 2, 3 & 4 which are great introductions explain what the courses will be like and we will show you through these workshops the strength of what you’re going to receive on the courses all with completely fresh material different to the courses. We then go onto workshops 5 upwards which are all position specific from Goalkeeper to full-backs, center-backs, midfield, wide-players and strikers explaining the scouting process in positions on the pitch. 

Your certificate would be Level 2 Workshop 1 or 2 or 3 etc.

The workshops are great CPD (Continued Professional Development) and excellent for gaining points in keeping any certificates like you’re coaching or scouting qualifications.

By doing a series saves you money as the workshops then work out at only £15 each instead of £20.

The workshops start with the Bias in scouting & analysis.

Workshop 1 BIAS IN SCOUTING  which we believe EVERYONE IN FOOTBALL should participate on as it will shock people to see how simple it can be to be BIAS to a player or team without you really noticing. A real eye opener is what most say after participating.

Workshop 2 EVALUATING PLAYERS is a look into the information methodology and material you will find on our TID Grassroots Youth Scouting to Under-23’s Pro-Level Course. This will hopefully entice you to come onto the course knowing after the workshop you have peace of mind you are going to be taught great tips and skills you didn’t realize you needed at youth level.

Workshop 3 DETAILED ANALYSIS is a similar workshop in delivery etc with the emphasis on what it takes to move up the ladder into 1st team scouting compared to academy which is very different. Again completely different material but the same methodology that the IPSO tutors pride themselves on. Another eye opener with the attention to detail your going to need to progress in the scouting & analysis side of football working as a 1st team scout.

Workshop 4 MATCH REPORTING is a look at match reporting/opposition analyst reports. There not as easy as you think and are very detailed. A great look at what it takes to make these reports and about how to become an opposition analyst.

These 4 workshops can be taken individually or as a series named the 1-4 series. Normally costing £20 each or you can have  them at a knock down price of 4 for the price of 3 at £60 for the series (£15 each).

4 Workshops with approximately 8 hours of knowledge which is great value for money with a certificate for participation.

The next series is the 5-8 series & 9-12 series delving deeper into the detail’s going into position specific all explained when you check them out. You can take them before doing courses or after as they are extensions of the courses but specifically aimed at each position.

We would then advise you to follow 

LEVEL 2 OBSERVATION COURSE This is a great course to show students the skills in observation in many different forms and how to look at body language or the unique observations you should be looking for in players or teams. A 3 Hour ‘’Attention to Detail’’ course that covers every aspect of observation in many different ways from the player to the team to the environment wee the games being played. Lots of tips and knowledge to offer here from the tutor’s vast experience when analysing certain situations that can easily be misinterpreted. Deep observation skills and ‘’know how’’ that you need to know when working at youth level all the way up to and around the first team environment.

All workshops & courses on the pathway are accredited with the qualifications accepted  all over the world with our education providers backing within the CPD GROUP.

The next step on the pathway is:

Level 3 TID Grassroots Youth Scouting to Under 23’s Pro-Academy Level scouting & analysing players from grassroots to the professional clubs.

Another great course approximately 16 hours taken over 2 or 3 days depending on times (online & in classroom). A brilliant course on scouting potential in very young players with age specific scouting procedures needed within this area.

You will learn the do and do not’s. You will be taught how to minimize mistakes with loads of useful tips from the horse’s mouth as our tutors show you the ropes on scouting young players with the pitfalls and obstacles you could face. Take this course very serious because if you ever start at a club this is where they will start you and you will need this course as it’s invaluable to everyone in scouting & analysis. The big take away from this course is age specific scouting and position specific for the age of the young player.

The next step on the pathway is:

The Level 4 Course

This is learning how to be or work as a first team scout at a professional club. Again this is a 16 hour course taken over 2 or 3 days depending on times (online & in classroom). We start to go deeper now and this really is a jump up to another level. This is a game changer and it really does propel you forward in the scouting world. Learning the procedure that first team scouts adhere to and how the calculate the players is very fascinating as we delve into deep analysis of the player from visual live at the game to the statistical side of scouting. A read in depth course of attention to detail at the highest level.

The next step on the pathway is:

The Level 5 Course

This is where you will be taught how to devise a match report. This is a super detailed course and we strongly advise you to have done all the other courses before coming on this course as you will need the knowledge from the previous courses to help you put this together. This is tough and a very difficult course to pass but the buzz from passing is amazing as then you will know you can do the job properly with super detail. It’s a great feeling of achievement when you pass this course many have failed such is the standard of quality of qualification. If you fail it’s no problem you take it again and again for free until you reach the standards we require. You have to earn and IPSO certificate when on the courses. Again this is a 16 hour course taken over 2 or 3 days depending on times (online & in classroom). This is for very serious scouts & analysts.

A lot more when you click to look at the course detail.

The next step on the pathway is:

The Level 1 Course on Performance Analysis:

You’ve now moved away from scouting & analysis into ‘‘Performance Analysis’’ and this is a completely different animal. Here you will be shown the foundations and fundamentals of performance analysis showing what it takes to become a professional analyst at a club. A super detailed course delivered at a good pace so you can take on board everything thrown at you as there is a lot to learn in this job. This is a 1 day course approximately 8 hours prepping you up to become a performance analyst. This is a great starting point to get into performance analysis at a very good cheap price for the knowledge you will gain.

A lot more when you click to look at the course detail.


If you are unsure with anything just call us for a chat there is nothing we can’t explain more clearly or click onto the course of your choice for more detail. You do not need lots of courses you just need the right one in your development and what you need it for. Here at IPSO we cover all your needs.

Tel:+447980114048 and a member of the IPSO team will speak with you

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