Level 1: Introduction to Analysis in Football

New to data and analysis in football? Start here and learn how it is changing the game. Learn from experts working in football.

Our Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football shows you how data and technology are changing the game.

From GPS tracking data to AI cameras, technology is helping coaches and players compete at a higher level than ever before. To make the most of these advances, elite clubs employ technical specialists known as analysts. These professionals are football experts, but they’re also experts in studying data and using cutting-edge tools. Their work is transforming everything from recruitment to tactics.


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.

Who wrote this Course?

The information you’ll learn on this course was provided by a group of analysts with experience in the Premier League, the Women’s Super League, the Championship and the Bundesliga. 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 Introduction to Analysis in Football is the ideal starting point for a total beginner. You might be curious about a career in analysis, or a fan looking to learn more about what happens off the pitch. The course is also perfect for journalists who want to deepen their view of the game, and coaches keen to work more closely with analysts.

A comprehensive introduction to the topic, this course leads onto our Level 1 Foundation courses in Performance Analysis and Recruitment Analysis. These courses in turn provide a stepping stone to courses on every topic from technical tools to tactical systems.

Are you ready to see the future of football?

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…