Coach Education 2014
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Community Coach Education
Following extensive research over a number of years by the ECB the coaching pathway is undergoing 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.
They are in the final stages of developing the new and refreshed courses with the new programme ready to roll-out during the winter of 2013/14.
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
The pathway in Scotland and Europe will differ slightly from that in England and Wales and this is due to the differing entry points to coaching. Therefore coaches will see a differing pathway in England to that here.
Links to course details
- ICC Introduction to cricket
- Primary Teacher Programme
- Secondary Teacher Programme
- Children’s environment
- Young People & Adult’s environment
- Performance environment
- Elite environment
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).
Next Available Qualifications
ECB Coach Assistant
ECB Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC2) or
ECB Level 1
ECB Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC2) or
ECB Coach Award,
ECB CPD in Coaching Children or
ECB Club Coach Award
ECB Performance Coach (UKCC3)
ECB Level 3
ECB Performance Coach Modules or
Current Courses :
Napier University, Edinburgh
Wed 5 Nov 2014 - Induction Night 6.30pm-8pm
Edinburgh Sat 15 Nov 2014 - Modules 1 & 2 10am-5pm
Sat 22 Nov 2014 - Modules 3 & 4 10am-5pm
Sat 13 Dec 2014 - Module 5 10am-3pm
Sat 7 Feb 2015 - Modules 6 & 7 10am-5pm
April 2015 - Final Assessment
Dundee Sat 31 Jan 2015
Eastern Primary School (Broughty Ferry)
Modules 1 & 2 Sun 1 Feb 2015 - Modules 3 & 4
Venue tbc Sat 28 Feb 2015 – Modules 5 & 6
Sun 1 March 2015 - Module 7 & 8
Certificate in Coaching Children
31 January 13:00 - 19:30
7 March 13:30 - 19:30
Date 3 to be confirmed
Date 4 to be confirmed
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
Napier University Wed 25 Feb 2015 - Induction Night 6.30pm-8pm
Sat 7 March 2015 - Modules 1 & 2 10am-5pm
Sat 14 March 2015 - Modules 3 & 4 10am-5pm
Sat 4 April 2015 - Module 5 10am-3pm
Sun 17 May 2015 - Modules 6 & 7 10am-5pm
July/Aug 2015 - Final Assessment
Loch Leven Community Campus
Sat 25 Oct 2014 - Modules 1 & 2 9.30am-4.30pm
Sun 26 Oct 2014 - Modules 3 & 4 9.30am-4.30pm
Sun 7 Dec 2014 - Modules 5 & 6 9.30am-4.30pm
Sun 22 Feb 2015 - Modules 7 & 8 9.30am-4.30pm