Courses

The ECB Coach Support Worker course is for individuals wishing to assist under the direct supervision of ECB qualified coaches. During 2 X 3 hour workshops, you will develop confidence and skills in the delivery of high quality practical cricket coaching sessions within a club environment.

Pre-Requisites: A current DBS and ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate is required to pass this course.

Minimum Age: 16 to attend course, certificate provided once candidate is 18

Cost: From £47.50 per candidate

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

There are currently none of this type of course available. Please try again at a later date.

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

For more information, please contact Louise Ward (Community Cricket Administrator).

Foundation I is now the entry level qualification for coaching. This is the new coach development qualification helping people take their first steps into coaching cricket. The course is a combination of online and face-to-face modules, including coaching observations, providing knowledge, skills and confidence to independently coach sessions that are active, fun and safe.

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
  • The coaching tools
  • Purposeful sessions
  • Active sessions
  • Safe sessions
  • Enjoyable sessions
  • Differentiation

Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or 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

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

There are currently none of this type of course available. Courses will be announced January 2021. 

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

For more information, please contact Louise Ward (Community Cricket Administrator)

The ECB Foundation II course was due to be launched September 2020, however was paused in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The revised launch date for this course is Autumn 2021.

More information coming soon.

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.

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

Click here to express interest in programmes starting in October 2021.

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, CWO 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 Louise Ward and ask her to initiate the 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 Louise Ward or see 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.

Click here to register for an SYC login.

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

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.

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, click here to view our current courses. There are a number of providers throughout Kent who offer First Aid courses.

Please note, participants must be a minimum of 14 years old to register on this course.

If you complete a course with another provider please send a copy of your certificate to Louise Ward 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 Louise Ward. Please note there will be a £5.00 charge for this.

For further information, please contact Louise Ward (Community Cricket Administrator).

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