Level 1: What is Recruitment Analysis in Football?

This course introduces the essential knowledge you’ll need on the recruitment analysis pathway.  The module takes you through a player search in detail, using the industry leading data provider Wyscout to search for a new centre-forward. 

This level 1 module opens the door to the exciting world of recruitment analysis.

Drawing on the real-life experience of analysts from the Premier League and Championship, the module takes you step-by-step through the process of using data and video to find talent. You’ll also become familiar with the skills and knowledge a professional recruitment analyst needs.

The module concludes with an interactive exercise, giving you the opportunity to find a striker who meets your club’s requirements.

This module is CPD accredited.


This model is part of a Level 1 Qualification

This Course Includes:

Module Content

What is recruitment analysis

Who wrote this Module?

The information you’ll learn in this module was provided by a group of recruitment analysts with experience in the Premier 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?

This module forms the first part of our Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis, so it leads naturally to the later modules “The Player Search” and “Video Scouting”.

As a standalone module, it’s great for anyone considering a career in recruitment analysis, whether they currently work in professional football or not. It provides an in-depth introduction to the work of a recruitment analyst, drawn from the experience of those at the top of the profession.

This module is also a handy primer for journalists or sports professionals who want to know more about the workings of recruitment analysis.

Ready to see the cutting edge of football recruitment?

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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