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.

Need help deciding with course is best for you? Click here to view the ECB Course Comparison Guide.

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

Courses

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to support qualified coaches and enhance player experience.

An ECB Support Coach is not qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and therefore must be supervised by a qualified cricket coach.

ECB Support Coach Course Guide

The programme consists of three modules in total; two bite sized e-learning modules are integrated with one face-to-face module.

Content

  • Supporting coaches and players
  • icoachcricket
  • Communicating with coaches and players
  • Supporting fielding, bowling, and batting
  • Safety
  • Differentiation

Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or overseas equivalent) and ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate

Minimum Age: 16 to attend the course

Commitment: 2 e-learning modules (15 mins approx.) and 3-hour face-to-face module

Cost: £40.00 per candidate

Certification: Certificates are issued by the ECB upon completion of the pre-requisites, attendance at module 2, and passing Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (part of e-learning)


To book on this course, please select from the following available:

Apologies our current courses are fully booked- please complete the expression of interest below and we will contact you when courses are available.

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For more information, please contact Community Admin.

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable, and safe.

ECB Foundation I Coach will become the first entry point for ‘coach status’ in cricket.

An ECB Foundation I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. Kent Cricket recommends this course for Club Volunteers.

ECB Foundation I Coach Course Guide

The programme consists of eleven modules in total; seven bite sized e-learning modules are integrated with four face-to-face modules.

Content

  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
  • iCoachCricket
  • Coaching fielding, bowling, and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling, and batting
  • Coaching tools
  • Purposeful sessions
  • Safe sessions
  • Active sessions
  • Enjoyable sessions
  • Differentiation e-learning module

There are three observed coaching sessions and an online multiple-choice questionnaire that support the learner in meeting all the assessment criteria. Each observation carries equal weighting and there is no single final assessment.


Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or overseas equivalent) and ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate. Emergency First Aid certificate is highly recommended.

Minimum Age: 17 to attend course, certificate provided once candidate is 18

Commitment: 7 online modules (approx. 10-15 mins each), 4 x 3 hour face-to-face modules (normally delivered as 2  full days)

Cost: £150.00 per candidate

Certification: Certificates are issued by the 1st4Sport upon completion of the pre-requisites, attendance at modules 5,6,10 and 11, showing competence during coaching observations and passing Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (part of e-learning)


To book on this course, please select from the following available:

Female ONLY Foundation 1 Coach Course- The County Ground, Beckenham
9th & 16th July

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If these dates aren’t suitable please complete the expression of interest below and we will contact you when courses are available.

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Interested in hosting this course at your own club? Please email us to enquire further.

For more information, please contact Community Admin..

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead player-centred coaching sessions.

ECB Core Coach is an entry point for new coaches in cricket – you do not have to complete the ECB Foundation I Coach course beforehand.

An ECB Core Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision and is for those wishing to progress their coaching beyond club cricket or as a potential career option.

ECB Core Coach Course Guide

The programme will consist of fourteen modules in total; six e-learning modules are integrated with eight face-to-face modules.

Content

  • Role of an ECB Core Coach
  • iCoachCricket
  • Player-centred planning process
  • Player development
  • Core principles – batting, bowling (pace and spin), fielding and wicketkeeping
  • Tactical, physical and mental skills
  • Coaching tools
  • Practice types
  • Safety
  • Differentiation

Learners are assessed at various points during the programme. An online multiple choice assessment after module 6, observed coaching sessions in module 7 and 14 and three short answer questions submitted prior to module 14.


Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or overseas equivalent) and ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate. Emergency First Aid certificate is highly recommended.

Minimum Age: 17 to attend course, certificate provided once candidate is 18

Commitment: 6 online modules (approx. 10-15 mins each), 8 x 3 hour face-to-face modules (normally delivered as 4 full days)

Cost: £300.00 per candidate

Certification: Certificates are issued by the 1st4Sport upon completion of the pre-requisites, attendance at all face-to-face modules, showing competence during coaching observations and passing Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (part of e-learning)

Apologies, there are no courses available at this time. Please complete the expression of interest below and we will contact you when courses are available.

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Players need coaches with expertise, support, and passion at every stage of their development. At all levels of the game coaches can make a difference to a player’s experience and help them enhance their performance. The course has been designed with a bigger online and virtual presence, providing knowledge, skills and confidence to develop your coaching for individuals, units and teams.

An ECB Advanced Coaching qualification (formerly Level 3) is recommended to anyone who is already Level 2 qualified and working with players and teams across all playing environments.


Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or equivalent) and ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate.

Commitment: Attendance at a virtual selection event, 9 e-learning modules, 5 face-to-face modules (split over 2 blocks of 2 days, 4 days total) and  6 coaching activities within your own coaching environment.

Click here for more information from the ECB.


Advanced Coach Courses are organised centrally by ECB not Kent Cricket.

Applications for programmes starting in February  2022 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for a programme starting in winter 2022 please complete the expression of interest here.

Pre-Requisites

All active Coaches must have an ECB DBS. It must be an ECB DBS; the ECB will not allow you to “port in” your DBS if it was for another organisation. To initiate a DBS, contact your Club ID Verifier, CSO or if you are a member of the ACO, the ACO secretary and ask them to “initiate” a DBS for you. If you cannot find anyone at your club able to do this, email Community Admin and asking to initiate a DBS.

Once you have completed your DBS application form you will need to meet with a verifier and show them 3 original documents (chosen when you completed the form). They will then complete the verifying and submit your DBS.  Your DBS will usually be issued within a week or two, but they can take up to 2 months or more.

You will be given the option to opt in to the DBS Update Service. If you do this, you will not be required to complete another DBS in the future (unless your criminal record changes). The DBS do not charge for volunteers. You can opt out at any stage in the future if you are no longer involved with cricket.

If you have applied for a paid role DBS, you will need to register with the DBS to opt in to the Update Service. This must be done within 30 days of the issue of the disclosure. When you log on, when you see “Application Reference Number” – choose – “Use my Certificate Number instead”. The DBS charge £13 a year for paid roles to be members of the Update Service. The ECB do not make any charges.

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 – if you need to do this please contact Community Admin

Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers

This is the official ECB Child Protection course for cricket coaches. All Coaches and Coach Support Workers must complete this prior to being certificated and should then renew it every 3 years. SYC is completed online and is free of charge. This is required for all courses except Cricket Activator.

If you need to register for an SYC login, please email Community Admin with your full name and email address. You will then get an invitation email to register for the online course.

Registering for online SYC is only for those completing it for the first time. If you need to renew your SYC, you can do this by logging into your existing ECB e-learning portal.


Safeguarding and Protecting Children (face-to-face)

Click here to find a face-to-face SPC course near you.

Alternatively you can still take a classroom based Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop. For more information, click here.

In order to be eligible for this course you must:

  • have previously been awarded an ECB Coach Education Certificate (where an SYC or SPC certificate was a requirement)
  • or be working towards a current ECB Coach Education Certificate (i.e. CSW, F1 course or L3 coaching qualification)
  • or if you are an overseas coach with a recognised cricket coaching qualification but no Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate you must attend a face-to-face SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course.

Please note that coaches who qualified prior to 2014 would have attended a 3 hour Sports Coach UK workshop called Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC). Coaches can still opt to attend this course if preferred.

It is highly recommended that all coaches hold a valid First Aid certificate. 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.

To book a First Aid course, please select from the following available:

First Aid – Canterbury

Wednesday 29th June 2022

(Final spaces remaining)

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First Aid – Beckenham

Monday 17th October 2022

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First Aid – Canterbury

Thursday 10th November 2022

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First Aid – Beckenham

Wednesday 8th February 2023

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First Aid – Canterbury

Thursday 23rd February 2023

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First Aid – Beckenham

Monday 17th April 2023

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First Aid – Canterbury

Wednesday 26th April 2023

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If these dates aren’t suitable please register your interest in attending a First Aid course here:

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Please note, participants must be a minimum of 16 years old to register for this course.


There are a number of providers throughout Kent who offer First Aid courses. If you complete a course with another provider please send a copy of your certificate to Community Admin so that we can update your records.

If at any point you require a replacement First Aid certificate from a course you completed through Kent Cricket, this can be arranged for you by contacting Community Admin. Please note there will be a £5.00 charge for this.

For further information, please contact Community Admin.

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