Hudl Certifications Launched

New indus­try-stan­dard qual­i­fi­ca­tions will help ana­lysts devel­op and prove their knowledge.

Hudl Certifications Launched

New indus­try-stan­dard qual­i­fi­ca­tions will help ana­lysts devel­op and prove their knowledge.

On September 16, we gath­ered analy­sis edu­ca­tion lead­ers from across the UK at the City Football Academy, home of Manchester City FC, to announce the launch of our new certifications.

Aimed at devel­op­ing the skills of all ana­lysts, these qual­i­fi­ca­tions will be avail­able to all in the indus­try. The first phase of our roll­out will give access to uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges in the UK, so stu­dents can bet­ter devel­op their sports analy­sis knowledge.

Everything will take place on our online por­tal Hudl Academy. Taught by Hudl’s own indus­try experts, the engag­ing and instruc­tion­al teach­ing mod­ules will take stu­dents through the basics of analy­sis, then progress onto more advanced work to reach pro­fes­sion­al endorsements.

Sport is now inter­twined with analy­sis and data, and these qual­i­fi­ca­tions aim to give users the pow­er to real­ly under­stand the soft­ware, so they can then focus on their analy­sis,” said Dan Nesbitt, the senior man­ag­er on our glob­al edu­ca­tion team.

Sports analy­sis shouldn’t be about cod­ing video or set­ting up cam­era feeds, it’s about research, find­ings, infor­ma­tion and inter­pret­ing all of that. These qual­i­fi­ca­tions give edu­ca­tion providers the chance to focus on what’s most important.”

It’s about cre­at­ing indus­try stan­dards. Standards that stu­dents, appren­tices and junior ana­lysts can strive for before mov­ing on to the next lev­el where they can add fur­ther qual­i­fi­ca­tions to their record.” Dan Nesbitt

Kory Lamet, who over­sees our col­lege and uni­ver­si­ty edu­ca­tion offer­ings, knows how impor­tant it is to start at this lev­el. Many ana­lysts begin their jour­ney at col­lege and uni­ver­si­ty so it’s great to be able to launch the Hudl Academy online por­tal here first and have the buy-in of so many insti­tu­tions,” said Lamet. 

With their help, we can cre­ate an offer­ing that will be real­ly ben­e­fi­cial for stu­dents both now and in the future.”

We’ll con­tin­ue to devel­op Hudl Academy, and plan to add high­er lev­el qual­i­fi­ca­tions for more expe­ri­enced ana­lysts, plus more fed­er­a­tion endorsed cur­ricu­lums, soon.

It’s about cre­at­ing indus­try stan­dards,” said Nesbitt. Standards that stu­dents, appren­tices and junior ana­lysts can strive for before mov­ing on to the next lev­el where they can add fur­ther qual­i­fi­ca­tions to their record.

Students fin­ish­ing col­lege and uni­ver­si­ty will be more employ­able and employ­ers will have a good idea how qual­i­fied some­one is based on their cer­ti­fi­ca­tion lev­el. Over time we envis­age that these qual­i­fi­ca­tions will become indus­try standard.

This is an excit­ing launch but it real­ly is just the begin­ning of a very excit­ing future for the whole industry.”

Find out more about the Hudl Academy here.