FA Level 2
in Talent Identification
How's it structured?
This is a three-day course that focuses on four critical areas of talent identification - the key principles of scouting, the importance of relationships, the latest methods of recognising potential and the complex governance procedures surrounding talent identification.
The FA Level 2 in Talent Identification is designed to support scouts working in or aspiring to work in the professional game.
Every applicant looking to start this course must have already completed:
After completing this course you will have a much better understanding of what makes an effective scout.
You will understand the role of talent identification in the game, and you’ll know how The FA 4 Corner model supports the player identification process.
After completing this course you will:
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the scout, developing an awareness of good practice within a talent ID department
- Be able to perform the role of a scout, undertaking designated responsibilities within a talent ID department
- Develop an awareness of good practice within talent identification department
Who's it for?
The course is aimed at supporting scouts that work within the professional game. The basis of the course requires knowledge of the professional club's recruitment strategy that the learner currently scouts for, along with the ability to draw upon previous experience in the role.
This course is the second step on our FA Talent ID pathway and provides the platform to progress onto the FA Level 3 in the Advanced Principles of Talent Identification.
This is where you’ll be introduced to more sophisticated scouting strategies and how to effectively manage the talent identification environment at your club.