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ECB Foundation 1 Coach


The entry level qualification for cricket coaching in England and Wales makes becoming a coach more accessible.


Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket.

ECB Foundation I Coach is a blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

By committing yourself to this programme and becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.

Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are purposeful, active, safe and enjoyable.

An ECB Foundation I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.


The course is made up of 4 face-to-face modules (highlighted in orange) lasting three hours each and 7 bitesize e-learning modules (in blue).

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 17 and over wishing to become qualified to coach cricket, inspire players and make a difference to the game.  Note, if a candidate is 17 years old, they will not be certificated until they turn 18.


  • ECB DBS required to begin application
  • Four face-to-face modules lasting three hours each
  • Seven bitesize e-learning modules
  • Assessment – three observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules and an online multiple-choice questionnaire
  • £150

Pre-requisites for certification

  • Valid safeguarding certificate  (e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers)
  • 18 years of age

Upcoming Courses

Sir Bernard LovellOpenSat 19th & 26th Feb09:00-17:00£150Book now
Dene MagnaOpenSat 5th & 19th March09:00-17:00£150Book now

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Gareth Dawson

Workforce Development Officer

Mobile – 07554 455738

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