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Chris Higgins

Player Services Manager

My role at PFA Scotland is to provide you, our members, with the support you need to plan for a second career. Whether you are at the end of your playing career and looking for a job, looking to study while you’re still playing, wanting to run a job…



At PFA Scotland I am excited to support both our young and female members with all their personal development needs. It may be a course alongside playing, job support or assistance with the transition from the game…

Applied Management Course

PFA Scotland and Edinburgh Napier have joined forces to provide members with off-field skills required for Manager, Director of Football or Academy Director roles.

Barista Foundation Course

This Barista course you will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to develop recipes for a variety of different brewing methods

Coaching Courses – Badges, Licenses

These SFA-ran courses are integral to undertaking and excelling in coaching roles. Ever-popular with players as an option for their career after playing football.

Creative Media Course

This fully-online Zoom class allows you to learn criticial digital and social media skills over the course of the year to help you prepare for a number of careers.

FIFPro Education Platform

FIFPro are the Union for Footballers across the world and PFA Scotland are part of the FIFPro umbrella.

Fire Brigade Opportunity

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service presents an opportunity for you to use your physical and mental attributes gained as a footballer to help protect, save lives and manage dangerous situations.

Gas Engineer Apprenticeship

This 6-month programme held in Stirling allows PFAS Members to become a fully-qualified Gas-Safe Engineer.

GTG | Training & Development Opportunities

PFAS Members – as partners of GTG we have a direct link in to find a course that suits – with forklift training, vehicle technician and even business skills as three of many options!

Introduction to Microsoft Office

PFA Scotland members can now get to grips with the essentials of the ever-popular and universally-used Microsoft Office.

Introduction to Sports Journalism

The course will teach, over 3 hours, all the skills required to construct match reports – live, digital and analytical – interview techniques, feature writing, column and news writing.

Introduction to Tiling Course

Learn a useful and in-demand skill in Tiling with expert instructors.

Personal Training Course

PFA Scotland Members can take advantage of discounted rates for industry-leading personal training course providers ‘The Fitness Group’.

Plastering Course | 4-Day Intensive

An ever-useful trade to have – and popular with players – the plastering and skimming course is taken by the experts.

Police Briefing Sessions

PFA Scotland Members can make the transition from player to police either alongside or after their career. Players often possess the physical and mental attributes to move into this career.


Supported distance-learning courses are ideal for players looking to start their studies either alongside or after their career.

Scottish Prison Service Information Webinar

Interested in a career within the Scottish Prison Service. This webinar will discuss the different career opportunities within the Prison service as well as the recruitment and application process.

Spanish Course

PFA Scotland members can take this opportunity to learn the first steps of an expansive, globally-adopted language all from the comfort of your home!

Sports Massage

PFA Scotland Members can now take the first step to a future career in Sports Therapy or Massage with the Sports Massage Diploma!