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The Pathway to Becoming a Professional Football Scout & Analyst


The pathway 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 Pathway 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 pathway starts with the workshops a great introduction for you to see the quality and methodology of what IPSO delivers.

The prices of the workshops are purposely only a small price, specifically created to give our customers 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 pathway to help everyone at all levels because everyone is at a different level in their journey.

We help you select the workshops or courses that best suits your needs


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.


TID Foundations & Fundamentals Course which is a beginners course and only short taking about 1 or 2 hours depending on the knowledge of the student. Again it’s more for beginners starting off and its a good starting point to understand the protocols in scouting in a fun way with a really well designed structure in the form of a computer game as you play your way through to win your certificate.

The 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 two series 1-4 & 5-8 both taking approximately 90 minutes each workshop with a Q & A at the end or take them individually. 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 are deeper and far more detailed going into position specific all explained when you check them out. You can take them before doing courses or after they are extensions of the courses but specifically aimed at each position.

We would then advise you to follow the pathway on to our:


The next courses on the pathway are Endorsed by the YMCA Awards and the qualifications are accepted all over the world with our education providers backing within the YMCA.

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 (please check this). A brilliant course on scouting potential in very young players with age specific scouting procedures needed within this area.

The do and do not’s. You will be taught how to minimize mistakes with loads of useful tips from the horses mouth as our tutors show you the ropes on scouting young players and the pitfalls and obstacles you could face. Take this course very serious because if you ever start at a club this is were they will start you and you will need this course as it’s invaluable to everyone in scouting & analysis. A lot more when you click to look at the course detail.

The next step on the pathway is:

The Level 1 Course which is learning how to be a first team scout at a professional club. Again this is a 16 hour course taken over 2-3 days depending on times (please check this). We start to go deeper now and this really is a jump up to another level. Realistically it’s the equivalent to a LEVEL 3 course compared to other scouting courses out there.  As there are two courses before this you will understand that, but because of they way we named our courses some students still look at it through name alone when this is far from a level 1 course in reality. This is a game changer and it really does show you the differences from thinking you can scout to really knowing how to scout as many have found out after participation. A lot more when you click to look at the course detail.

The next step on the pathway is:

The Level 2 Course were you will be taught how to devise a match report. This is a super detailed course and again is realistically a LEVEL 4 course compared to others. This is tough and very difficult course to pass but the buzz from passing this is amazing as you will know you can do the job properly and its a great feeling of achievement. Again this is a 16 hour course taken over 2-3 days depending on times (please check this). 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 3 Course on Performance Analysis (module 1):

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 of performance analysis and what it takes to become a professional analyst at a club. Super detailed and at 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 for the next 2 modules that are being developed. 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.


Our Certification Through The

IPSO are endorsed by the YMCA Awards which is one of the most important organisations in the lives of anyone aspiring to a career in the active leisure sector. 

The YMCA awards have endorsed the IPSO TID course, level 1 and Level 2 as we strive for quality and perfection.

IPSO is also supported by the Polish & Romanian FA’s along side Estonia and the AIFF (All India Football Federation.) 

You can add to that Malmo FF, Slavia Prague, Legia Warsaw, Ludogorets who all regularly play in the Champions League and are respected Champions of their domestic leagues around Europe.on a regular basis. These are just to name a few as we have many more clubs around the world trained by IPSO supported by the YMCA awards.

It’s very important for IPSO to have a highly valued leader in qualifications and awards as the YMCA as we spread our courses world-wide. 

With the YMCA awards being UK based it’s important to have the quality of such a highly recognised UK specialist as a supporter and backer of our IPSO courses and products in the form of their endorsement.

In 2015, CYQ changed its name to YMCA Awards, and today YMCA Awards works with a range of training providers, colleges, employers and universities, and remains one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations offering a wide range of qualifications and learning resources.

Around 20,000 Certificates are awarded every year

They work with some of the UK’s best known brands – from multi-nationals to independents

Around 300 education providers deliver their qualifications, across 10 countries (Europe, Middle East and New Zealand)

YMCA is a Global Brand recognition.