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.

This course is a beginner to intermediate level.  

Gain your Football Intermediary Certificate. Enrol today! 

Available delivery methods for this course


Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Freedom & flexibility to learn in your own time
  • 24/7 access
  • Experience Level: Beginner & Intermediate
  • Team of mentors, including Xabier deBeristain Humphrey
Football Intermediary Certificate
£496 ex. VAT

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

Experience Level for the Football Intermediary Certificate is Beginner to Intermediate level. 

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. 

Why study the Football Intermediary Certificate with e-Careers?

This high quality course, developed by e-Careers and our team of Football Intermediaries, 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 Xabier and our team of Football Intermediaries 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.

Football Intermediary

Xabier is one of the most highly regarded sports intermediaries in the industry. He is fluent in EnglishSpanishFrench and German, which makes him one of the select few intermediaries and lawyers that can represent his clients directly in different parts of the world.

Having played in the highly acclaimed Athletic Bilbao Academy alongside the likes of Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso, Xabier genuinely is one of the few intermediaries that has it all.

His Sports agency, DBW Global, has supported a wide range of football players, including:

  •          Robert Pires (Arsenal)
  •          Gael Clichy (Arsenal)
  •          Gaizka Mendieta (Valencia)
  •          Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)
  •          Danny Simpson (Leicester City)
  •          Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion)
  •          Michael Appleton (Blackburn)
  •          Steven Defour (Burnley), and more!

Qualified Sports Lawyer

Xabier is not only a respected football intermediary but also is a qualified sports and commercial sector lawyer, where he represents leading law firms, including Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy. This makes him a highly prized asset for any sportsperson to have by their side.

Professional Mentor

Xabier has a passion for education and regularly supports football clubs by speaking to players, parents and club employees on subjects surrounding the industry. Xabier and the DBW Global team have now teamed up with leading training organisation e-Careers to deliver an industry leading sports intermediary programme.

We’re trusted by

Individuals, small businesses and large corporations who have used e-Careers since 2001. Here are some names you’ll recognise:

Saatchi & Saatchi
American Express

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