Lancashire Cricket – Coach Education Programme
The Foundation Pathway is:
ECB Support Coach (Assistant Coach Level)
ECB Foundation Coach
ECB Core Coach (Level 2 equivalent)
A comparison of the 3 Foundation pathway courses can be found here so that you can choose the right course for you: (ECB Coaching Course Guide) or see information below for each course.
To register your interest in a course, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
There are still Coaching bursaries available for female coaches, coaches from BAME communities and coaches with a disability, which will cover up to 75% of the course fee and usually paid as a refund following attendance on a course. Also, if there are some bursaries for financial hardship, which we can award a discount of the course fee and then a further refund after attendance. All the info and link to application is on our website - ECB Coach Development Bursary (lancashirecricket.co.uk). Ideally, applications should be received in advance of booking on a course, but we can still give bursaries after a course if necessary. I would suggest even if they haven’t registered onto a specific course yet, they can apply for a bursary still.
ECB Support Coach
ECB Support Coach is a new coach development programme consisting of e-Learning and face-to-face modules that will help you take your first steps into coaching cricket.
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.
More information about the course can be found here: (ECB Support Coach PDF)
ECB Foundation I Coach
ECB Foundation I Coach is a blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.
By committing yourself to this programme and becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.
More information about the course can be found here: (ECB Foundation I Coach PDF)
ECB Core Coach
The ECB Core Coach programme will become an entry level qualification for coaching cricket in England and Wales alongside ECB Foundation I Coach. This programme is one part of a wider strategic response to needing more coaches on the ground able to inspire and develop players. ECB Core Coach will replace the ECB Certificate in Coaching Children’s Cricket and ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults’ Cricket provision.
More information about the course can be found here: (ECB Core Coach PDF)
ECB Advanced Coach
This programme has been designed to build on your experiences and give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to help players improve their game as well as developing a wide area of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.
More information about the programme can be found here: ECB Advanced Coach
ECB Specialist Coach
This programme has been designed to build on your experiences to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge existing thinking and beliefs about cricket coaching and develop specialist areas of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.
More information about the programme can be found here: ECB Specialist Coach
Lancashire Cricket Overseas Pro Course 2024 (ECB Core Coach)
Overseas Professionals coming to play in the UK during 2024 on a Tier 5 Visa and have not already completed a UKCC Level 2 coaching course or equivalent need to complete the ECB Core Coach course.
NB: The attendee MUST register on the course with their own email address and make sure that their address MATCHES their VISA application address.
Lancashire Cricket Foundation will again be running ECB Core Coach courses to accommodate overseas players. Clubs and overseas players can register directly onto available courses via the course link and they will receive confirmation of their registration onto as course, which should be satisfy visa application requirements
ECB Core Coach (Overseas 1)
Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen, Lancs BB3 1PW
Mon 20th May, Tues 21st May, Mon 24th June and Tues 25th June
Times: 9:15am – 4pm
To Register: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/31q98l/ (closes 13th May 2024)
To ensure that you receive information on available courses, please complete the expression of interest form
ECB Core Coach registration closes seven days before module 7.
Initial Interest Application Form - Click here
ECB Health & Safety Assessment (UKBA H&S)
This assessment is required for those seeking to enter the UK on a "Tier 5" creative and sporting Visa only. This course is designed for overseas professional who already hold a UKCC level 2 and need to renew their minimum requirements.
UKBA HEALTH & SAFETY COURSE PROCESS – OVERSEAS PLAYERS (TIER 2 & 5) – COST £50
- Course registration has been created within CVENT, candidates should register and pay using the link below to the online registration.
Please ensure that the details registered reflect the details being used for the non-UK vetting (name, date of birth, address). If this does not match, there will be delays with the clearance information and subsequently the certification process.
- Once registered candidates will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the resource PDF. Copy of resources can be requested by email if necessary.
- The resource PDF needs to be read and understood fully by the candidate prior to undertaking the assessment.
- Clubs should contact Lancashire Cricket Foundation Coach Development Administrator (AHarrison@lancashirecricket.co.uk) to organise a face-to-face assessment (within 6 weeks of arrival in the UK). The face-to-face assessment must take place in the UK.
- LCF arrange their Tutor/Assessor to conduct the assessment in small groups.
- Candidate completes assessment and Tutor/Assessor advises CCB of outcome (the pass mark is 8/10)
- CCB to inform ECB and provide copy of assessment. ECB to return certificates to CCB, to pass on to individual candidates.
Please note any resits will incur a further charge of £50 to cover administration and assessment costs. Resits must take place within 4 weeks after the failed assessment.
To register your interest in a course/training, please click here to complete the Expression of Interest Form.
Any queries, feedback or requirements please don’t hesitate to contact:
Alan Harrison | Coach Development Manager
Lancashire Cricket Foundation
Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX