Football Intermediary Professional Programme
What is the Football Intermediary Professional Programme?
Exclusively developed by e-Careers and their team of Football Intermediaries, the Football Intermediary Professional Programme has been designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to kick-start your new career in this challenging but lucrative industry.
This programme has been developed in a way to provide you with a range of learning opportunities across different platforms, outline below.
- Online study materials
- Job Application
- Exclusive Access Event
Not only will you gain practical, hands-on experience, you will also receive direct mentoring from professionals in the business, offering you invaluable advice and support to help you avoid potential pitfalls and fast track you to success!
This programme is for delegates aged 18 or older.
During this programme, you will learn:
- The financial intricacies of being in football
- Tips on negotiating transfers, contracts and sponsors
- How to build player relationships with clubs, friends and education
- How to effectively manage players’ finances
- Advise on guiding players through personal aspects of their life
- Tips on gaining and retaining clients, and more!
Alongside your exclusive study materials, this programme has the added benefit of inviting you to the quarterly Exclusive Access Event where you’ll get to meet Football Intermediary and Sports Lawyer Xabier deBeristain Humphrey, ex-Player and current QPR's Director of Football Les Ferdinand, ex-Player turned Keynote speaker Paul McVeigh, Senior Development Coach at Leicester FC Steve Beaglehole & Head of Recruitment & Performance Analysis at Oxford United Football Club, Mark Thomas.
About our trainers
Xabier deBeristain Humphrey:
Xabier is one of the most highly regarded sports intermediaries in the industry. He has played in the highly acclaimed Athletic Bilbao Academy alongside the likes of Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso, and has supported a wide range of football players, including Robert Pires (Arsenal), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Danny Simpson (Leicester City), and more. Xabier is also a qualified sports and commercial sector lawyer, where he represents leading law firms Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy; making him a highly prized asset for any sportsperson to have by their side!
Les Ferdinand, ranked as the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals to his name, is the current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. During his playing career, he was former striker of QPR, Beşiktaş, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Watford.
Paul McVeigh is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played in the English Leagues for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich, Burnley and Luton. After 16 years at the top of his game as a Premier League footballer, he is now football’s No.1 keynote speaker, taking everything he has learnt across his career and developing them into strategies for success for a variety of different businesses.
We are delighted to confirm that Stephen Beaglehole will also be joining us on this event, adding further valuable expertise for you to benefit from. Stephen is the Senior Development Coach at Leicester FC and he has worked alongside Martin O’Neil, Nigel Pearson & Sven-Goran Eriksson'.
Head of Recruitment & Performance Analysis for Oxford United Football Club, Mark Thomas provides a wealth of analytical knowledge. His understanding of performance analytics is not only outstanding but also not seen that often in League One. The knowledge he provides greatly helps his players to reach their optimum performance, making this an essential skill for Football Intermediaries to have.
What will I learn on the Programme?
The programme covers how to effectively work with player’s and how to provide a professional service to them, discussed across four key sections:
- Football Intermediary Certificate:
The football certificate element is 100% online and made-up of 16 training modules that are designed to equip you with everything you need to know to become a confident and responsible football intermediary. You will have 12 months access to the interactive study materials, (made up of engaging animations, detailed explanations and quizzes), where you are free to work through them at your own pace with 24/7 access.
- Exclusive Access Event:
This event is your opportunity to make a name for yourself, learn from and network with other aspiring football intermediaries from the course. You will gain insider information directly from Xabier deBeristain Humphrey, Les Ferdinand and Paul McVeigh who will share with you their personal experiences and mistakes they learnt from, discuss how to start representing players, provide insight on the psychology side of the job, as well as answer any questions you may have. On top of this, you will have the option to submit a job application to Xabier himself for the chance to join his ever-growing global team!
- Advanced Development:
Alongside your exclusive study materials, you will also be invited to attend regular webinars that will cover extensive topics and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about the course, your career or the industry itself. This collaborative environment is also a great way for you to build relationships with other aspiring intermediaries.
Additionally, you will be provided with 12-month access with our team of mentors who are available to support you over the duration of your course (and after your attendance to the Exclusive Access Event).
Why should I study football qualifications to become an Intermediary?
Whether you are looking to take your hobby as a football coach to the next level or you wish to career change altogether, this qualification will demonstrate that you are trained to a high level and meet the knowledge requirements that the professionals in the business are looking for.
There has never been a better time to pursue a career in this industry as currently there is a skills gap in the market for qualified football intermediaries who are professionally trained, so choosing to study for your football qualifications will ensure that you stay ahead of the competition!
Finally, by taking the time to earn your qualifications, you will not only increase your earning potential, but you’ll be working within the industry that you’re passionate about.
Who is this course for?
There are no prerequisites to enrol onto the programme, however it is advantageous if you are a confident communicator, good negotiator and have excellent interpersonal skills.
Before an industry deregulation in 2015, in order to become a football agent, you were required to pay £100,000 in indemnity insurance and sit through a profoundly tough football agent course. Thankfully, the rules have now changed, making it easier for anyone, anywhere around the world to access the industry. The new requirements for earning a career as a football intermediary require you to meet the criteria of your local FA. For England, this includes:
- Paying a (£500+VAT) registration fee
- Successfully complete a multiple-choice code of practice assessment
- Pass a DBS check
This programme is for delegates aged 18 or older.
How can I enrol?
To keep the enrolment simple there are 2 ways to enrol on the course:
- Click ‘Enquire now’, fill out your contact details and one of our course advisors will be in touch with you.
- Purchase this course through the ‘Buy Now’ button and begin studying straight away
When and where is the course held?
You can enrol on the Football Intermediary Professional Programme at any time and once you have access to your study materials, you will be granted 24/7 access for a period of 12 months, with the freedom to study wherever and whenever you like (as the course is 100% online!)
The next Exclusive Access Event will be held on the 13th May 2020 (09:30am – 18:00pm), at the world famous Wembley Stadium, London, Wembley HA9 0WS.
Don’t worry if you can’t make that date. We will be holding this event once per quarter, so we’ll be sure to have a date that suits your needs.
Embrace the benefits of a career change and enrol on to the Football Intermediary Professional Programme course today!
Football courses are offered by e-Careers Ltd, an approved training provider