Level 2: Understanding Data in Football

Learn through Interactive examples how professional analysts apply statistical modelling to real footballing scenarios. Designed by experts who have worked in Ligue 1, Bundesliga and a leading statistician from the University of London.



Level 2: Understanding Data in Football. This course shows you how leading clubs use statistics and modelling to gain a competitive edge. 

Both on and off the pitch, data is revolutionizing football. Clubs and companies collect a vast amount of data from each match in major competitions, tracking the movements of each individual player throughout the game and capturing every touch of the ball. With so much data available, it’s essential to have the right skills to make sense of it. 

This course demonstrates the power of data, and looks at the key techniques analysts use to get the most out of it.


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 data scientists from the Bundesliga and Ligue 1, as well as a statistician from the University of London. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the professionals who have contributed to our courses.

Our award-winning content team worked closely with the expert 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 Understanding Data in Football course is suitable for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of how data is used 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, football journalists or fans, who have a basic understanding of data in football and want to get to grips with how it actually works.


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…