This module introduces the world of football analysis. It explains why clubs are investing more in data technology, and why they need analysts to help them make the most of it.
Based on the experiences of top-flight analysts, the module takes you inside the dressing room after a goalless first half to see how the professionals use performance data. Along the way, we’ll see why TV pundits sometimes get the stats wrong.
Interactive exercises give you the chance to engage with performance data for yourself and work out what it shows.
This model is part of a Level 1 Qualification
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The information you’ll learn in this module 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.
This module forms the first part of our Level 1 Foundation in Performance Analysis, so it leads naturally onto the later modules “Asking Performance Questions” and “Opposition Analysis.”
As a standalone module, it’s a great introduction for anyone curious about what performance analysts do, and what skills and knowledge a career in the discipline requires.
This course is not the ideal starting point if you’re completely new to data in football. If you want to find out what types of data are collected in football, why data is useful to clubs, and what professional pathways are available to analysts, these topics are covered in full in the Getting Started course.
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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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