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***November Special ***

10% off the Football Intermediary Programme throughout November, making it just £1,795.00 

The Rise of Football Intermediaries

Working in football is something that many people dream to do, but few ever actually make it. Statistics show out of all the youngsters who enter an academy at the age of 9, less than half of 1% make it as a Premier League professional.

However, the same can’t be said for Intermediaries.

Between the deregulation in the industry back in 2015 and 2018, there was a massive jump in the number of registered intermediaries. Being an intermediary used to be an exclusive, elite club where you would need to pay a £100,000 bond in indemnity insurance and pass an exam that was so tough even doctors and lawyers were failing it. The stringent process reflected in the number of Intermediaries there were – only 500 worldwide. The few years after the deregulation, and the scrapping of these rigorous hurdles saw that number jump radically to approximately 4,000.

To make it as an Intermediary, you now need the skills, the knowledge, the contacts, and the guidance. All four are available with our Football Intermediary Professional Programme.

Gain your Football Intermediary Certificate. Enrol today!  

Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Blended
  • Assessment Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Exclusive Job Opportunity Available
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Football Intermediary Professional Programme
£1,663£1,292 ex. VAT

Our Professional Football Intermediary course is aimed at anyone interested in a career as a Football Intermediary (also known as Football Agents) and learn the skills required to work with players and managers. 

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

Our Football Intermediary Professional Programme has been designed for anyone who wants to build the connections and knowledge to make it in the football industry – remember, you don’t need to just have clients in the Premier League to be a success!

The Programme includes four aspects:

  • Football Intermediary Certificate – Build your industry-specific knowledge of being a Football Intermediary including everything from the financial intricacies of being in football and handling contact negotiations to guiding players through personal aspects of their life! The course consists of 16 modules that you work your way through at your own pace over 12 months.
  • Mentoring from a team of Intermediaries throughout your 12-month access to the course, this will also include after your attendance on the Event so you can tie up any loose ends. 
  • Exclusive Access Event – This is your opportunity to make a name for yourself – hosted by e-Careers and Xabier deBeristain Humphrey, you will get to meet other aspiring Intermediaries (who knows, they could become potential business partners), and Xabier himself will be available for questions and discussing the industry and how you can start representing players. 
  • Advanced Development - Exclusive materials only available to those on the Football Intermediary Professional Programme including webinars that cover extensive topics. You will be able to ask questions in a Q&A session, network and build relationships in a collaborative environment, asking more detailed questions about the course, your career or the industry. This is also the best way to prepare for the Exclusive Access Event hosted by e-Careers

Exclusive Access Event details 

When is the event being held?13th February 2020 and typically runs from 09:30 – 18:00.

Where will this event be? – The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (formerly Loftus Road), S Africa Road, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7PJ.

Who will be running the training? – Football Intermediary Xabier deBeristain Humphrey and ex-players/keynote speakers Les Ferdinand 

(QPR's Director of Football) and Paul McVeigh (keynote speaker). 

How much will the programme cost? - The full programme is £1,995 (down to £1,795.00 if ordered during the month of November). We offer a range of payment options, including: Payment in full (benefit from an extra 10% off), Split the payment into 3 monthly payments, or apply for finance (spread the cost over up to 24 months. This option requires a credit check).

e-Careers are the only training provider who offer the Football Intermediary Professional Programme – we have done the hard-work in building a hub of knowledge and connections where you can kickstart your career in one of the most lucrative and popular industries in the world.

Football Intermediary Certificate

The course that gives you the core knowledge you need, consisting of 16 modules of video and written content to keep you engaged. Each module ends with an assessment that you need to pass before moving on to the next module:

  •          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

The course is delivered fully online and can be studied on any internet enabled device. The platform will also provide you with access to additional videos, webinars and material which will supplement your knowledge.

Mentoring

Xabier and his team are available throughout your first 12 months – this is not just for course related information, this is also for any questions you have regarding starting your career, or implementing the course knowledge in a practical way, kicking off your day-to-day responsibilities as an Intermediary. Are you not sure where to start? This is one of the best ways to understand.

Advanced Development

Exclusive materials only available to those on the Football Intermediary Professional Programme including webinars that cover extensive topics. You will be able to ask questions in a Q&A session, network and build relationships in a collaborative environment, asking more detailed questions about the course, your career or the industry. This is also the best way to prepare for the Exclusive Access Event hosted by e-Careers

Exclusive Access Event

The Exclusive Access Event is your opportunity to make a name for yourself – hosted by e-Careers and Xabier deBeristain Humphrey, you will get to meet other aspiring Intermediaries (who knows, they could become potential business partners), and Xabier himself will be available for questions and discussing the industry and how you can start representing players.

You will get to hear from Les Ferdinand, who is QPR’s own Director of Football. Les has first-hand experience in dealing with Intermediaries and players from his recent years on the board at QPR, but he can also channel his vast playing experience to speak from both sides of the coin. You will discover how to make any opportunity to represent a player work for all parties involved – there may even be some insider secrets, stories, and no doubt some funny anecdotes to be shared.

In addition to that, you will also hear from former Premier League footballer and current international Keynote Speaker Paul McVeigh. You will know first-hand from a player’s perspective of what they’re looking for and how Intermediaries have helped them; you’ll also learn what not to do and how to channel everything you learn into establishing yourself in this challenging but rewarding industry.

The Event will take place at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (formerly Loftus Road), in February 2020. Book your place on the Programme now to avoid missing out!

  • Where: The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, South Africa Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 7PJ
  • When: 13th February 2020, typically 09:30am to 18:00
  • Guests: Les Ferdinand, Xabier deBeristain Humphrey, Paul McVeigh, and YOU!

Football Intermediary

Xabier is one of the most highly regarded sports intermediaries in the industry. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French 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 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 and benefit from an extra 10% off (as well as a further 10% off if you book during the month of November)
  • Split the payment into 3 monthly payments 
  • Go through our finance options and spread the payment up to 24 months (This option requires a credit check). 

We understand that you could be interested in this course but won't have access to funds right away.  

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

Maersk
Cambridge
Saatchi & Saatchi
NHS
American Express
DMI

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