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Professional certificate programme for sports agents

Loughborough University’s Professional Certificate Programme for Sports Agents is designed to meet the need for a comprehensive industry qualification that covers sports law, governance and business practices – drawing on Loughborough’s unique connections to the world of sport.

This unique ten-week programme – endorsed by the UK Association of Football Agents – is ideal for registered sports agents and anyone wishing to move into this sector.

It will provide you with the breadth of knowledge and capabilities required to operate lawfully – and in a principled manner – within the player and transfer markets.

Combining lectures and seminars, the programme makes use of practical activities and discussions to support and embed learning.

The broad course content and wide-ranging expertise of the programme team makes Loughborough University’s Professional Certificate Programme for Sports Agents suitable for agents (or aspiring agents) working across sports.

The course will focus on three core pillars of the agency profession and market:

  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Contemporary legal issues
  • Business practices
  • Benefits of completing this programme

Ideal for existing registered and prospective sports agents, the programme will help you to:

  • transition into the agency market
  • gain a holistic understanding of being an agent
  • develop and improve your understanding of the regulations applicable to you
  • advance your professional skills

There are no formal academic prerequisites for the programme, however some business experience and numerical proficiency are recommended.