Scroll down the page to see the Coach Development courses available in 2023.
Once courses are released, we expect demand to be high. Therefore, please book early as places will be automatically confirmed on a first come first served basis.
For Coach Development Course enquires please email [email protected]
Please be aware, if we do not reach the minimum number for the course we will sadly have to cancel the event.
Bursaries for Coaches
Coaching is a challenging and enormously rewarding role within our game. Players need expertise, support and passion at every level of their development. No matter whether you are putting something back into the game you love, progressing your career, helping out at your local club, or simply providing more support to your child, there is a reason for everyone to get involved in cricket coaching. If you or someone you know is thinking of joining the coaching family, please see below to find out which programme is right for you.
Bursaries funded by the generous support provided by Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Limited to the England and Wales Cricket Trust are intended to increase the diversity of learners taking their first step into coaching, gaining a qualification or taking the next step on their coaching journey. Groups that have been identified to increase diversity of learners accessing coach development programmes are:
A bursary can be awarded to learners that register on ECB Support Coach, ECB Foundation Coach or ECB Core Coach programmes between 1st February 2023 and 31st January 2024. Anyone wanting to access coach development that is experiencing financial hardship will be awarded a bursary of up to 100% of the national price of the programme. Once an applicant receives confirmation they will need to complete their programme registration using a discount code to redeem their bursary.
Anyone wanting to access coach development that is female, from an ethnically diverse community, has a disability who is not experiencing financial hardship will be awarded a bursary for up to 75% of the national price of the programme. Once an applicant receives confirmation they will need to complete their programme registration and make full payment and upon attendance at face-to-face modules receive a refund to redeem their bursary.
ECB Support Coach
The ECB Support Coach programme is the assistant coach provision for cricket coaching in England and Wales. This programme is part of a strategic response to needing more coaches on the ground able to inspire and develop players.
The programme will make becoming a coach much more accessible in terms of time commitment and cost.
ECB Support Coach will replace the former Coach Support Worker provision.
What does the programme equip an individual to do?
This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support qualified coaches. An ECB Support Coach is not qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and therefore must be supervised by a qualified cricket coach.
What is the cost of the programme?
What is the minimum age for entry?
Learners can take the programme at 16 years of age.
Is first aid a certification pre-requisite?
No. However, deploying bodies will need to ensure that assistant coaches have the appropriate training.
Is safeguarding a certification pre-requisite?
Yes. The face-to-face element is covered in during module two and accompanied by the online SYC module and multiple-choice questionnaire.
Is a DBS a pre-requisite?
Yes, an ECB DBS is required for certification.
There are currently no upcoming courses
ECB FOUNDATION COACH
ECB Foundation Coach is a coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket.
This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.
An ECB Foundation Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.
Who is it for?
Anyone aged 17 and over wishing to become qualified to coach cricket, inspire players and make a difference to the game.
Pre-requisites for certification
Monday 8 and Thursday 11 April 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
Click here to book: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/NwXm78
Saturday 27 April and 4 May 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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Sunday 5 and 12 May 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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Monday 24 June, 1, 8 and 15 July 2024, 6-9pm, Bushy Park Sports Club (TW11 0AN)
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ECB CORE COACH
The new ECB Core Coach course launched in 2023, this course replaced the UKCC2 Young Persons & Adults Cricket Coaching and UKCC2 Children's Cricket Coaching courses.
Dates for 2023 courses are below...
Who should attend?
This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead player-centred coaching sessions.
An ECB Core Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.
Pre-requisites for certification
Saturday 6, 13, 27 January and 3 February 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
Sunday 28 January, 4, 11 and 18 February 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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Saturday 10, 17, 24 February and 16 March 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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Saturday 23 March, 6, 13 and 20 April 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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Sunday 7, 14, 21 and 28 April 2024, 10-5pm, William Perkin School (UB6 8PR)
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