The FA Level 2 in Talent Identification (TIDL2-8)

Course duration:

3 days 


10th - 12th November 2017

Fee includes:


* please note accommodation is not included

Course Fees:


Course Timings:

Friday 10th November: 10.30-17.00
Saturday 11th November: 9.30-17.00
Sunday 12th November: 9.30-14.00

Enrolment deadline:

13th October 2017


West Bromwich Albion FC, Hawthorns

Course tutor(s):



Tim Smith

Course Overview:

The FA Level 2 in Talent Identification will develop knowledge and understanding of recognising players that have the potential to play at a more advanced level. The course introduces key principles of scouting, building relationships, considering performance versus potential and understanding the essential rules linked to the process.
Course pre-requisites:
FA Level 1 in Talent ID. To be certificated with a The FA Level 2 in Talent Identification you will need to complete the Safeguarding Course (contact your local County FA).

Who is it for?:

The course is aimed at supporting scouts that work within the professional game, and those aspiring to work in this field.

Course content:

Module 1 - Key Principles - what makes a good scout? Line starting

Module 2 - Relationships - To understand the importance of effective communication and relationship building

Module 3 - Recognising Potential - Using and understanding current  research, practice and processes within Talent ID

Module 4 - Governance - To investigate and understand the consequences and implications of the factors surrounding governance of Talent ID

Pre-course task:

FA Level 1 in Talent ID

Post-course task:


Dress code:

Standard dress code on the course is casual. 

Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions. 

Medical information/physical requirements:

If you have any medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course.

You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.

Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

If your application to enrol is successful learners will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course.    

Practical Information:

Please note that if a learner has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the learners requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.

Filming and photography:

Please be aware that filming and photography of our courses and learners may take place as part of the course delivery.


Please enrol below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password below. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until payment has been made. 

The course has a maximum of 20 places. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 


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