FIA - Football Intermediary Association

FIA Football Intermediary Certificate

Course Overview

For new players entering the world of professional football the assistance from a football agent, commonly referred to as a Football Intermediary, is required to help with their professional careers.

Our interactive and engaging Football Intermediary Course provides you with the skills and knowledge to successfully do this, working in the industry you love, while helping up-and-coming sports professionals realise their dreams of becoming a professional footballer. This is achieved through a series of 16 modules, covering essential topics within this business, such as the transfer window and processing a deal.  

This course is 100% online, enabling you to study whenever and wherever suits you best.

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Key features
  • 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 de Beristain Humphrey
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Key features
  • 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 de Beristain Humphrey
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Course Details

This course has been developed to provide you with all the information and skills required, across two key areas: Football Intermediary Course and Mentoring.  

Football Intermediary Course 

e-Careers has developed an excellent online training course to help develop the next generation of Football Intermediaries. Through 16 carefully selected modules, you’ll learn and understand the key areas of life as a Football Intermediary, while reinforcing that knowledge with a short assessment at the end of each module.

This interactive online course uses animations, detailed explanations and quizzes, delivered in an easy to digest format, enabling you to learn at your own pace, whenever and where you like, for 12 months. This course has been developed by and for e-Careers, ensuring you receive a unique and high-quality training experience.  


As part of this package you’ll also gain access to our mentoring service – ‘Mentor+’, where you’ll benefit from having access to our team of Football Intermediaries (including Xabier), should you ever require further assistance during your studies. 

Course Modules

This course is made up of 16 modules, including:

  •    Module 1 -  Background to Intermediary Regulations
  •    Module 2 -  Client Identification
  •    Module 3 -  Recruitment Procedure
  •    Module 4 -  Football Clubs: Making Contacts and Building Relationships
  •    Module 5 -  Sales & Player Marketing
  •    Module 6 -  Transfer Windows
  •    Module 7 -  Process of a Deal
  •    Module 8 -  Relocation & Player Settlement
  •    Module 9 -  Working with other Intermediaries
  •    Module 10 - Dealing with the Press
  •    Module 11 - International Markets
  •    Module 12 - Successfully Navigating English FA Work Permit Regulations
  •    Module 13 - Client Retention
  •    Module 14 - Professional Advice
  •    Module 15 - Being Commercial
  •    Module 16 - Internet Marketing

Why should I study the Football Intermediary Course?

While many people dream of becoming a Football Intermediary, very few put in the work required to make that dream a reality. If you have the drive and determination to make the career jump into this challenging but equalling rewarding career, we want to hear from you!

So why should you consider a career as a Football Intermediary? You’ll get to do something you love while working in an industry you’re passionate about. Not to mention the lucrative earning potential Intermediaries have. Jorge Mendes earned over £19m for arranging the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

There is also a real skills-gap of highly trained, professional Football Intermediaries, which means that those who take the time to become fully trained and certified Intermediaries are in a very strong position.

Learn essential subject areas, such as:

  •    Providing advice on professional and personal aspects of a player’s life
  •    Negotiation of contracts and transfers
  •    Managing players and their finances

This course is 100% online, so you will not be required to attend any classes.

Is this course suitable for me? 

Historically, it was only possible for those with the right connections, licences and a lot of money to become a Football Agent. This all changed in 2015, when the rules were reviewed, and everyone was given the right to become a Football Intermediary. The only requirements currently established for becoming a football intermediary is to comply with your local FA. For those looking to become Intermediaries in England, these include:

  •    Passing a DBS check
  •    Successfully completing the multiple-choice code of practice assessment      
  •    Paying the £500+VAT registration fee

The Football Intermediary Course has been developed to help anyone learn how to become a football agent (Intermediary) and gain the skills required to be successful in this industry. If you’re looking to gain a football qualification, this course will be ideal for you.

As this course has been aimed towards newcomers to the industry, there are no prerequisites to enrol onto this course. This means that anyone can build up their knowledge, learn industry specific techniques to successfully navigate this competitive industry and work towards a career as a Football Intermediary.

Due to the nature of this industry and the role of a Football Intermediary, individuals who are confident communicators, excellent negotiators and caring but direct tend to suit this sector best. 

We have tried to make the enrolment process as easy as possible, with 3 main ways to enrol:

  •    Fill out your details in the section above and click ‘Enquire now’ and one of our Football Intermediary Programme Managers will be in touch with you
  •    Purchase this course now and begin straight away, by adding this course to your cart and going through the checkout process
  •    Call our Football Programme Manager, Ashley Pugh on +44 (0) 20 3198 7606 and he will help you to get fully enrolled and assist with any questions or concerns you may have  

When can I enrol onto this course?

You can enrol onto this course at any time and once you have access to your course materials, you can study whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your Investment

If a career as a Football Intermediary sounds like the career move for you, now is the time to start your journey and enrol onto this course.

We offer three payment options to make enrolling on this course easier for you:

  •    Payment in full - You pay for the full course in one go
  •    Split the payment – Split your total balance into 3 monthly payments
  •    Finance Options – Go through our finance options and spread the payment up to 24 months (This option requires a credit check)

Where can I find out more about how to become a football agent?

We have a range of blogposts you can explore, to discover more about becoming a Football Intermediary and the industry in general.

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