Level 2: The Recruitment Analysis Process in Football

Building on the Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis, this course sets out the best-practice methods used in elite-level recruitment analysis

Level 2: The Recruitment Analysis Process sets out the way elite recruitment analysts really work. 

Recruitment analysis requires a combination of skills: not only a deep knowledge of football, but also an understanding of data and the ability to communicate effectively with club staff.

Based on the experience of Premier League professionals, this course unpacks the best practice methods and processes used by recruitment analysts in elite football.

First the course looks at the whole process in outline. Then we zoom in on the challenges of identifying your club’s exact needs. Finally we see how to translate these needs into searchable data profiles.


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.

Creating Data Profiles

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 2 Key Processes in Performance Analysis is suitable for anyone interested in how recruitment analysis is carried out at the highest levels of the game. You might be thinking seriously about a career in recruitment 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 contemporary game, like coaches or football journalists, who want to deepen their understanding of the recruitment side.

This course is not the ideal starting point if you’re new to data-based recruitment. Our Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment 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.

The Level 2 The Recruitment Analysis Process course prepares you to take all subsequent recruitment analysis courses at levels 2 and 3.

Are you ready to learn how the professionals do recruitment analysis?

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…