Edinburgh offering online football course

It’s like sport – but for lazy people

A bizarre decision at Edinburgh uni has led to the launch of an online course on “The Global Impact of Football”.

As part of the new Future Learn online courses, they are giving anyone with access to the internet an opportunity to learn about the sport online.

Participants can expect insight from Scottish legend Alan Hansen as well as Mel Young who founded the Homeless World Cup.


Think you’re already a footy expert? Think again

The course is six weeks long and aims to cover some mind-blowing topics such as “Football Data, Trends, Finances, Issues and Sources of information”.


Fancy learning more about the beautiful game from the comfort of your bed?

Thousands of people have already signed up and are participating in three hours a week of football education and appear to be loving it.

The course ‘educator’, Grant Jarvie, even stars in his own inspirational trailer: