Football Intermediary Certificate


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What is the Football Intermediary Certificate?

If you watched the World Cup 2018 final, you were one of 350 million people to tune in to the showpiece of football's biggest competition. 3.5 billion people watched the drama of the entire tournament unfold, before France fulfilled their potential, going on to beat Croatia 4-2 in the final to lift the famous gold trophy for the second time in their history.

These viewing figures cemented football as the most popular sport in the world and becoming involved in football is now easier than ever. Involvement is available to everyone, irrespective of your age, location or footballing experience. You can become a Football Intermediary and reap the benefits of being in the sport that many aspire to become a part of.

e-Careers offer the Football Intermediary Certificate which will kickstart your career as a Football Agent.

The Football Intermediary Certificate is the key to helping to fulfil dreams; your dreams of working in the football industry and the dreams of footballers who are looking to make it into the big leagues, because the Intermediary plays an important role in the personal and professional development of every player under their wing.

Available delivery methods for this course


Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • Exclusive Job Opportunity Available
Football Intermediary Certificate
£496£413 ex. VAT

Learn the essential elements of how to begin your career as a Football Intermediary with this course, exclusively developed by e-Careers.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the Football Intermediary Certificate course right for me?

Traditionally Football Intermediaries were the only selected few people who had the connections and the licenses to work in this sector; this is no longer the case. In 2015, the Football Agent industry was deregulated and anyone, from any background, anywhere in the world can become an officially registered Football Intermediary. The Football Intermediary Certificate is for anyone who is looking to become a Football Agent, looking to build their knowledge in what can be a tricky industry to navigate - once you've taken the course, it won't seem so tricky!

What job could I get with a Football Intermediary Certificate?

An Intermediary, otherwise known as an Agent, is someone who oversees professional and personal aspects of a football player’s life. These include overseeing the negotiations of transfers, contracts and sponsors to player relationships with clubs, friends, education and their own finances. An Intermediary acts as a guiding figure throughout a player’s career, making decisions based on what is best for the player and what the player wants.

This course can kick-start your career and will train you to understand the industry indepth, laying the foundations for you to take the next big step in your career; teaching you how to make connections, build your network and maybe uncover the next big name. This course also gives you a unique opportunity, if you are successfully selected, to work directly with John Viola.

Why study the Football Intermediary Certificate with e-Careers?

This high quality course, written by John Viola & Philip McTaggart, (both world leading football agents) is the most unique and up to date programme. It not only teaches you all the essential elements of how to begin your new full or part-time career as a Football Intermediary, it also provides you direct access to the agents and their team who will provide you live mentoring for the duration of your studies. Once you complete the course you have the opportunity to make your application to join their ever growing global team of Football Intermediaries.

What are the Football Intermediary Certificate course modules?

  • Background to Intermediary Regulations
  • Client Identification
  • Recruitment Procedure
  • Football Clubs: Making Contacts and Building Relationships
  • Sales & Player Marketing
  • Transfer Windows
  • Process of a Deal
  • Relocation & Player Settlement
  • Working with other Intermediaries
  • Dealing with the Press
  • International Markets
  • Successfully Navigating English FA Work Permit Regulations
  • Client Retention
  • Professional Advice
  • Being Commercial
  • Internet Marketing

What does the Football Intermediary Certificate course cover?

The course is delivered fully online and can be studied on any internet enabled device. It has 16 modules which go through all the aspects of the curriculum. At the end of each module all the key learning points are reinforced and followed by a short assessment.

You will have access to a mentoring service called Mentor+ where contact via the system can be made with John & Phillip as well as their team to assist you with any aspect of the course.

The platform will also provide you with access to additional videos, webinars and material which will supplement your knowledge.

As part of John & Phillip’s pledge to identify world class talent in the industry, they have opened their doors to hiring the very best candidates from across the globe. Once the course is completed, you will have the opportunity to complete an online job application, which will be considered as an independent application to join John or Phil’s team, or be recommended by the team to other Intermediaries around the world.

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