Coach Education 2015

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 2015/16. 

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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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. 

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)

Cricket Scotland Coach Education Courses

Winter/Spring 2015-16

 

Cricket Scotland is pleased to announce the following UKCC Level 2 coach education opportunities for the winter 2015-16.

Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC 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, online e-learning modules and you will be required to plan and deliver 6 applied coaching sessions before your final assessment.

Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults (UKCC 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 7 x 3 hour classroom modules, online e-learning modules and you will be required to plan and deliver 6 applied coaching sessions before your final assessment.

Course Details:

Course Type

Venue

Dates

 

Times

Certificate in Coaching Children

Edinburgh – Napier University

Sat Nov 7 – Modules 1 & 2

Sat Nov 14 – Modules 3 & 4

Sat Dec 5 – Module 5

Sat Jan 16 – Module 6 & 7

Module 8 – Final Assessment

 

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-3pm

10am-4pm

 

Certificate in Coaching Children

Dundee – Eastern PS

Sat Jan 30 – Modules 1 & 2

Sun Jan 31 – Modules 3 & 4

Sat Feb 27 – Modules 5

Sun Feb 28 – Modules 6 & 7

Module 8 – Final Assessment

 

1-5pm

10am-5pm

1-5pm

10am-5pm

 

Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults

Gordonstoun School

Sat Oct 17 – Modules 1 & 2

Sat Oct 24 – Modules 3 & 4

Sat Nov 21 – Module 5

Sat Dec 12 – Modules 6 & 7

Module 8 – Final Assessment

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

 

 

Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults

Edinburgh – Napier University

Sat Feb 6 – Modules 1 & 2

Sat Feb 13 – Modules 3 & 4

Sat Mar 5 – Module 5

Sat Ma 26 – Modules 6 & 7

Module 8 – Final Assessment

 

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-3pm

10am-4pm

Certificate in Coaching Children

 

Aberdeen
Banchory Academy

Jan 16, Feb 6, March 5 & 26-April 

Candidates to contact Neil Cameron

 10am-5pm

Certificate in Coaching Children

 

Glasgow

Dates TBC

Candidates to contact Tim Hart

 

 Registration Form

All courses cost £350 per candidate, or £280 if the club you`re affiliated to is on TOP Club.

To register for any of the above courses simply fill in the attached form and return to Coach Education Administrator Abbi Aitken - coacheducation@cricketscotland.com

Confirmation of registration will not be sent until payment has been received. Payment details are outlined on the registration form.

If you have any questions regarding coach education in your local area please contact your Regional Participation Manager:

Central, Angus, Fife & Dundee

Ian Shaw – ianshaw@cricketscotland.com

North

Neil Cameron – neilcameron@cricketscotland.com

West

Tim Hart – timhart@cricketscotland.com

East

Ian Sandbrook – iansandbrook@cricketscotland.com

Womens

Kari Carswell – karicarswell@cricketscotland.com

 

 

 

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