ICC Foundation Certificate - a free online course to start your coaching journey

ICC Foundation Certificate

The first step for aspiring coaches is to undertake the ICC Foundation Certificate – a course which equips participants with the knowledge necessary to support qualified coaches deliver fun-first experiences for new and beginner participants.

The course doesn’t require any prior knowledge of the game, and introduces learners to the basic fundamentals of cricket, and what it takes to facilitate cricket sessions.

The ICC Foundation Certificate is entirely self-paced, meaning it can be done as fast or as slow as the learner wants, and is delivered entirely online.

Six modules make up the ICC Foundation Certificate:

  • The Game,
  • Safety & Inclusion,
  • The Participants,
  • The Coach,
  • Effective Training Sessions
  • Game Day.

Assessments are available at the end of each module, and require the aspiring coach to hit the pass mark of 75% before progressing to the next module. Once all six modules and assessments have been completed, a certificate of completion will be issued

The course is completely free and can be accessed on a desktop/laptop or on a phone, why not start now? 

click here to access the ICC Foundation Certificate

PVG and Safeguarding

For anyone doing regulated work within cricket in Scotland, for example coaching, assistant coaching or parent helping at junior cricket, it is mandatory to be a member of the PVG (Protection Vulnerable Groups) scheme and to have completed Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport training. More information can be found here.

For more information on coaching courses

Contact your Regional Development Officer  or Gordon Drummond on