Premier Soccer League Player Transition Programme

You are at the top of your game. To get there, it took focus, discipline, hours of training and a winning attitude. Did you know that all these attributes are what will make you successful in business as well?

The Premier Soccer League, in partnership with leading career development institute, iFundi, is introducing a game changing professional development programme for players in the process of transitioning from full-time professional life in the PSL, into new business careers, often still within the sporting environment.

The Player Transition Programme will run over 9 months from September and offers four core, essential business modules, as well as a choice of four electives, to help guide you into potential future business pathways. Training is provided by subject matter experts via short, 2 hour live online training sessions twice a week, together with additional videos, quizzes and additional course material for self-study. The programme also includes inputs and coaching by specialist industry experts.

We invite you to get ready for the next step in your life journey with all the tools at your disposal through this innovative Player Transition Programme. Get familiar with the modules; decide on the areas that you would like to specialise in and apply now. We look forward to supporting you all the way.

Core Modules (Block 1)

Business Fundamentals

This module provides an overview of essential business components and describes how a business can operate effectively. The topics covered to provide the groundwork for the rest of the programme, as well as for understanding the field of business management.

Information Technology

Knowing how to use a computer is one of the basic skills needed to succeed at work and in life. This module introduces the participants to Microsoft Office, as well as to the essential building blocks that are needed by any business such as data management, networks, remote computing and e-commerce.

Elective Modules: Block 1 (Choice of 2)

Business Innovation

In the changing economic environment of today, companies need to constantly reinvent themselves.  In this elective, you will learn how to innovate and to develop strategies for business success.  


Coaching Education

To succeed as a soccer player, you learned what it takes to get to the top. You also had the privilege of working with top coaches. This elective focuses on how to help others perform at their best.  Learn what has to be done as a coach and how it is done within a certain time frame. This includes how to manage performance through monitoring, giving feedback and planned reviews.

Supply Chain Management

Facility Management

This elective explores the management of sporting facilities and the legislation governing sports and recreational facilities for hosting sporting events. It discusses the lack of standardisation in South Africa with regard to sporting facilities, and the problems that this has created.

Project Management

Every project, no matter how great or small, is important to someone. Whether it is the roll-out of a new vaccine, the construction of a new bank, or cooking a meal, it involves project management. Without proper planning and management, projects are likely to fail or deliver incorrect results. Project management involves the study and practice of ensuring that all projects are successful and run smoothly from start to finish.

Core Modules (Block 2)

Financial Management

Financial management involves the management of funds so that certain goals can be achieved. The focus of a financial manager is to achieve the optimal balance between risk, profitability and making a profit for shareholders. This module teaches the basic finance principles and how to take into account the possible financial consequences of making business decisions.


Leadership plays a significant role within organisations This elective introduces you to leadership: its characteristics, its definitions and why it is important within organisations. Here, you will learn about what leadership entails, and about its relationship to general management. In addition, you will come to understand how bad leadership cripples the success of any organisation.

Elective Modules: Block 2 (Choice of 2)

Event Management

The sporting industry consists of many events. Each sport hosts different events, some of which are profitable, and some not. Whatever the event and whatever the purpose, the goal is usually to have good attendance. In order for an event to have good attendance, it must be extremely well organised and executed, so that it is of a high quality. The quality of the event can be largely attributed to how well it is being managed. Managers who make the effort and take all the steps to construct a well-organised plan and framework are much more likely to run a successful event.

Media Officer

Modern businesses operate in a highly competitive world. For a business to succeed it has to project the right image. Essentially, the role of public relations is to make sure that the right message is communicated to the public.  This elective explores the profession of public relations in the 21st century. It explores the ways that public relations and the mass media can be used to improve a company’s brand and share information with customers and other stakeholders.

Merchandise Management

Merchandising is the promotion of goods and/or services that are available for sale. This includes the determination of quantities, setting prices, creating displays, developing marketing strategies, and establishing discounts or coupons. More broadly, merchandising may refer to retail sales itself: the provision of goods to end-user consumers. This elective provides an introduction to the field of merchandise management.

Social Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur means taking risks, challenging the status quo and catering to the needs of a particular target audience. While there is no set formula to achieve success, there are some guidelines any aspiring business professional should adhere to as far as possible; for instance, ensuring a business is run with integrity and professionalism. Social entrepreneurs use these principles not only to do good for themselves but use their business to improve society.

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Applications close on 30 August, 2021.Fill in your details to start your application process.