Level 1: Making the Most of Internships and Studentships

Learn how to find placements, apply successfully, and make the most of your opportunities

One of the main entry routes to professional analysis is through an internship or studentship at a professional club. These placements give you the opportunity to gain skills and network with football professionals. Sometimes a placement is almost an extended job interview: as an intern, you’re well-placed when it comes time for the club to hire a new analyst.

But it’s not always easy to find the right placement, make a successful application, or get the most out of the opportunity once you’ve earned it. 

This module provides helpful tips for every stage of the process, from analysts who’ve been through it to land full-time jobs.

The module is CPD accredited, so you can add it to your CV to show you’re serious about a career in football.


This model is part of a Level 1 Qualification

This Course Includes:

Module Content

Who wrote this Module?

The core information in this module was provided by a professional analyst who turned his placement at a Championship club into a permanent position in a top-4 Premier League academy. The content was also reviewed by the Head of Academy Analysis at a Premier League club, who has a strong track record of developing placement students.

These experts worked closely with our award-winning content team 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?

This module is a handy primer for anyone considering an internship or studentship in football. You might be looking for your first professional experience, or you might be applying to a university course which involves a placement.

If you want to know what analysis in football actually involves, this module isn’t for you just yet. Try our Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football instead.

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…