Level 1: Foundation in Recruitment Analysis in Football

This course includes interactive exercises based on examples from top-flight football, put you in the position of a professional, using your new knowledge to help you identify the right players. You’ll explore how elite analysts make the most of powerful data tools to find talent.

Our Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis course introduces the way data analysis is transforming player recruitment.

Recruitment analysts are football experts who are also highly skilled in the use of data and technology. Diving deep into the numbers, recruitment analysts work to discover talent ahead of their rivals. By identifying under-valued players, young stars in the making and players who fit the team’s needs exactly, recruitment analysts can have a huge impact for their clubs. Working at the cutting edge of sports, they provide a game-changing addition to traditional pitch-side scouting.


This course is part of a Level 1 Qualification

This Course Includes:

Course Content

Any of the modules can be taken by itself, but you’ll learn the most by taking all three in order.
Each module ends with an assessment: sometimes a multiple-choice quiz and sometimes an interactive exercise. When you’ve passed all three assessments, you’ll earn three CPD points.

What is recruitment analysis
The Player Search
Video Scouting

Who wrote this Course?

The information you’ll learn on this course was provided by a group of recruitment analysts with experience in the Premier League, the Championship and La Liga. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the analysts who have contributed to our courses.

Our award-winning content team worked closely with the analyst group to create a fully-interactive course based on their expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience creating digital learning for football professionals.

Who is it for?

The Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis is suitable for anyone interested in the field of recruitment analysis. You might be thinking about a career in football recruitment, or curious about what it involves. Maybe you just want to know more about how data is used in football.

This course is not the ideal starting point if you’re completely new to data in football. If you want to find out what types of data are collected in football, why data is useful to clubs, and what professional pathways are available to analysts, these topics are covered in full in the Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football course.

The Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis prepares you to take level 2 courses covering recruitment analysis in depth.

Are you ready to start the performance analysis pathway?

Are you ready to see the future of football?


Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.

You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.

You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.

Our courses contain a lot of detail and hands-on interaction. This makes them difficult to use effectively on a phone or tablet. We recommend using your laptop or PC, with the largest screen you have access to.

We have done everything we can to make our courses accessible to those with visual, auditory and cognitive challenges. Please get in touch if we can support your learning in any way.

If you have any other questions…