Welcome to our Coach Development page. Below you can find information regarding the courses offered by Kent Cricket and the ECB – we look forward to supporting you in becoming or developing as a Coach.

If you have any questions regarding courses, Coach Development or certificates please contact Matt or Shireen.

There is a choice of three entry points to coaching in Cricket, Support Coach, Foundation Coach or Core Coach. We run all three of these at a variety of locations in Kent.

Before booking, please download the  ECB Course Comparison Guide to ensure that you have selected the most suitable course, or click on one of our course information sheets below.

ECB Support Coach

ECB Foundation Coach

ECB Core Coach

Require support to attend a course?

Coaching bursaries are available to support coaches to attend courses, click below for more information.

Apply for a bursary

Can’t find a suitable course? Please complete the expression of interest form below and we will contact you when courses are added to the programme. Courses are added periodically throughout the year.

Express your interest

Useful Links

  • Apply for a Bursary

    Bursaries to help learners with the cost of courses are currently available for any courses starting between 1st February 2024 and 31st January 2025.

    For more information and to apply, click below.

    Apply for a bursary

  • First Aid Courses

    Although First Aid is no longer a requirement for coaches to be qualified, we highly recommended that ALL coaches hold a valid First Aid certificate, as there MUST be a trained first aider present during ALL cricket training sessions and events (including softball sessions and 1-1’s).

    The minimum requirement is an Emergency First Aid Course (3 hours) that provides you with a certificate valid for 3 years. We offer a number of First Aid courses throughout the year.

    Book a First Aid Course

  • ECB Coaches Association

    Continue your development as a Coach by becoming a member of the ECB Coaches Association and receive additional benefits, including insurance and access to the ECB CA shop.

    Join the ECB Coach Association

  • Safeguarding & ECB DBS

    All coaches whether they are volunteers or paid are involved in regulated activity and therefore must have a valid ECB DBS.

    In addition, coaches need to complete the online Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators course via e-learning before they are certified AND are required to renew this every 3 years.

    Safeguarding & ECB DBS

  • ECB UKBA H&S Assessment (Overseas Coaches)

    All overseas player/coaches from outside the EEA have to ensure they comply with UK Borders Agency requirements, obtain the correct VISA and get Governing Body endorsement. We cannot offer advice, but guidance can be sought from the ECB website.

    All overseas player/coaches from EEA or non-EEA countries will need to complete the ECB Vetting procedure. In order to do this they must complete a Non-UK Resident Vetting Form.

    With the ECB Non-UK vetting form the applicant will need to supply (1) a Police Check / Certificate of Good Conduct from the Overseas Country issued within the last 3 months and (2) a copy of the photo page of their passport and (3) a copy of their visa (if applicable).

    NB – They should obtain the Police Check BEFORE they leave their country; it is much easier and in some countries this can only be applied for face-to-face.

    For information on how to obtain a Police Check / Certificate of Good Conduct from the Overseas Country please click here.

    ECB (UKBA) Health and Safety Assessment

    Part of your visa application may include providing evidence of booking on to the ECB Health and Safety Assessment.

    To book a space for a virtual ECB (UKBA) Health and Safety Assessment in 2024, please complete this form:
    Request to Book

  • Coach Development FAQ's

    Click below for FAQ’s on Coach Development including questions about our courses. If you need further information please get in touch with Coach Development Coordinator, Shireen Hart. 

    Coach Development FAQ’s