Level 2: Key Processes in Performance Analysis in Football

Building on the Level 1 Foundation in Performance Analysis, this course introduces three of the most important performance analysis processes, carried out at every top-flight club.

Our Level 2 Key Processes in Performance Analysis introduces three crucial tasks analysts carry out at top-flight clubs.

Performance analysis supports the work done by coaching staff throughout each gameweek. In this course we look at three key areas where analysis has a big impact. First we’ll see how analysts help coaches to unlock a player’s potential, focusing on the academy level. Then, we’ll learn how analysts contribute on the training pitch. Finally, we’ll see how analysts break down each match to provide key insights to coaches


This course is part of a Level 2 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 performance analysts with experience in the Premier League, the Women’s Super League, and the Championship. 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 2 Key Processes in Performance Analysis is suitable for anyone interested in how key analysis processes are carried out at the highest level of the game. You might be thinking seriously about a career in analysis, studying a related topic at university, or beginning a career in professional football.

The course is also suitable for people with a strong knowledge of the modern game, like coaches or football journalists, who want to deepen their understanding of the analysis side.

This course is not the ideal starting point if you’re new to performance analysis. Our Level 1 Foundation in Performance Analysis is a better starting point if you want to find out what the discipline involves and how it’s used in elite football. However, if you’re completely new to data in football, the best place to start is the Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football course.

Are you ready to learn how elite analysts work?

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.

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