Coach Education

Cricket Scotland Coach Education Courses - Winter/Spring 2016-17

Cricket Scotland is pleased to announce the following coach education opportunities over the autumn/winter 2016-17.

There is also a brief explanation of the various courses on offer below:

ECB Certificate in Coaching Children’s Cricket (UKCC level 2) 

This course enables successful candidates to take the lead in planning, organising and running of cricket coaching sessions and teams, predominantly for children (under 13). The 3 main elements are 7 x 3 hour classroom modules, 6 online e-learning modules and you will be required to plan and delver 6 x 1 hour applied coaching sessions at your club before your final assessment.

 

ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults’ (UKCC Level 2) 

This course enables successful candidates to take the lead in planning, organising and running of cricket coaching sessions and teams, predominantly for young people and adults (aged over 13). The 3 main elements are 8 x 3 hour classroom modules, 6 online e-learning modules and you will be required to plan and delver 6 x 1 hour applied coaching sessions at your club before your final assessment.

 

ECB Coach Support Worker (Intro Level / Old Level equivalent)

This course is designed to help to develop your confidence and equip you with the knowledge, understanding and applied skills to assist a qualified coach in a coaching session and create a safe, enjoyable and welcoming player-centred environment. The course involves 2 x 3 hour face-to-face modules, there is no assessment and you have to be 16 years of age. You do need to have a current Safeguarding certificate and PVG Scheme membership to receive the qualification

 

Further Information 

We will be adding events in the future, so if there isn’t a course that suits you for location, date or time or if you want to find out more about the Coach Education opportunities please contact our Coach Education Administrator - coacheducation@cricketscotland.com

Course

Dates

Venue

Cost

Certificate in Coaching Children

(17789-con)

Oct 1 & 2, Nov 5, Dec 3 - 2016

Eastwood HS, East Renfrewshire

£350

Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults

(17793-con)

Jan 28 & 29, March 4 & 5 - 2017

Eastern PS, Dundee

£350

Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults

(17791-con)

Oct 29 & 30, Nov 5, Dec 3 - 2016

Forrester HS, Edinburgh

£350

Certificate in Coaching Children

(17792-con)

Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 4, Mar 25 - 2017

NESC, Aberdeen

£350

Coach Support Worker

May 1 & 8 - 2017

 

Strathmore CC

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

April 3 & 10 - 2017

 

Clunny Clays, Glenrothes

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

April 30 - 2017

 

Stenhousemuir CC

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Mar 12 & 19 - 2017

 

North Inch Community Campus, Perth

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

April 18 & 25 - 2017

 

Windygoul PS, Tranent

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Nov 19 - 2016

 

Forrester HS, Edinburgh

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Oct 16 - 2016

 

Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

April 9 - 2017

 

Glasgow, TBC

£20

Coach Support Worker

Mar 19 - 2017

 

Borders, TBC

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Jan 21 - 2017

 

NESC, Aberdeen

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

April 16 - 2017

 

The Gordon School, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Nov 26 - 2016

 

Gordonstoun

 

£20

Coach Support Worker

Feb 26 - 2017

 

Charleston Community Campus, Inverness

 

£20

Note: All Certificate Course candidates will pay £350 with a refund of £50 once they have been certificated. All course criteria have to be completed within 2 years of your start date.

To register for any of the above courses, please follow the appropriate link below:

Certificate Courses - registration form

Coach Support Worker - registration form

UKCC subsidy for coaches

Level 2

Coaches can now apply for funding using the sportscotland online application portal. You will first need to register your details with sportscotland before logging onto the system and navigating through the application form. The link below will take you to the relevant page on the sportscotland website.

You can make individual or group applications for the Level 2 (Certificate Courses) and coaches can qualify for for 70% of full course cost with a maximum value of £400

Level 3 and 4

sportscotland now support a three-point variable scale of the candidate course fee at UKCC Level 3 and 4. Subsidy will be allocated per candidate, against SGB endorsed applications and based on the funding principles and coach support criteria being met.

Coaches will qualify for the following subsidy amounts;

Level 3 & 4 a variable scale of 25%, 50% or 75% of the full course cost

The link below will take you to the relevant page on the sportscotland website for all coach education subsidies

sportscotland subsidy

Note: All subsidy applications have to be submitted to sportscotland at least 4 weeks prior to your course start date. Successful subsidy applications will be refunded to the candidate on completion of the qualification


Community Coach Education
 

Following extensive research over a number of years by the ECB the coaching pathway has undergone some fundamental changes. The result of this review is both a new pathway and a new programme of courses that will enable coaches to be better prepared to meet the needs of their players. 

These webpages will explain the rationale for change and detail the new pathway and the courses that will be on offer. 

Why have the courses changed?

  • Different players have different needs; we understand this better than ever
  • ECB’s duty is to educate and support coaches to meet a player’s specific needs
  • ECB and Cricket Scotland will provide coaches with easy access to support based on who they are coaching and the needs they have

As a result the new structure will help us to achieve the following goals:

  • Players will be more likely to have access to a coach than ever before
  • Increased likelihood that a highly skilled and qualified coach will be in the right place at the right time
  • Coaches will have the right knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the players they are coaching
  • Improve the performance of coaches, players and teams
  • Coaches will have an enhanced understanding of their players
  • Players will have an increased understanding of the game and their own performance.

The biggest change to the pathway and coaching is that coaches will be able to follow 2 routes through either Coaching Children (CC) or Coaching Young People & Adults (YPA).  Coaches will have the opportunity to switch between the Children route or Young People & Adult route. 

                                                               The new pathway

Pathway

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ECB coach education webpages can be found here

Links to course details 

I’m already a coach, what does this mean to me? 

Whilst the new structure creates opportunities for new coaches to access the game of cricket it is also crucial that the structure helps to re-engage existing coaches and even those who may once have been involved but now, no longer are.

A range of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) options as well as more clearly defined guidance for coaches working in different environments means that existing coaches are well catered for by both courses and resources which will offer opportunities for them to learn more about the thing they love, coaching.

Existing ECB coaches (all existing qualifications will continue to be recognised) will have many more opportunities to continue to engage or re-engage with coach education. Existing coaching roles with be examined in light of the new system, we will attribute minimum operating standards to coaching roles for coaches qualifying in the new structure.

Those coaches with existing ECB qualifications will be offered routes back into coach education by virtue of a combination of their coaching role, the qualification they hold and their coaching experience.

Existing Coaching Assistants and Level 1 Coaches will be prompted to take either the ECB Certificate in Coaching Children or the ECB Certificate in Coaching Young Players and Adults. Existing Level 2 coaches and beyond will be signposted to the appropriate coach education based on their current coaching role and experiences (accessing relevant Child or Young Person and Adult CPD, or a combination of both).

Current Qualification

Next Available Qualifications

ECB Coach Assistant

ECB Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC2) or
ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults (UKCC2)

ECB Level 1

ECB Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC2) or
ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults (UKCC2)

ECB Coach Award,
ECB Level 2

ECB CPD in Coaching Children or
ECB CPD in Coaching Young People & Adults or
ECB Coaching in Schools

ECB Club Coach Award

ECB Performance Coach (UKCC3)

ECB Level 3

ECB Performance Coach Modules or
ECB Master Coach (UKCC4)

 

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