Information on the latest courses available in the area for those interested in becoming coaches or expanding on their qualifications


Coach Education 2014


All Coach Education courses can be booked via the shop.


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.

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)


Current Courses :

Certificate in Coaching Children
Keith Community Centre, AB55 5GT
March 1,2,29 & 30


Certificate in Coaching Children
National Cricket Academy, Edinburgh, EH4 3NT
April 28
May 5,12,19,26
June 2,9,16


Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults
Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross, KY13 8FQ
25 & 26 October and 22 & 23 November
9.30-16.30 Each Day