Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults or Certificate in Coaching Children

Apr 1, 2020 | Youth News

ECB Level 2 Coaching Course 2019/2020
Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults or Certificate in Coaching Children


Course Information & Application Form

3-Step Summary

  • Read the information below
  • Complete the Application Form from the link at the bottom of this article (if you wish to apply)
  • E-mail the completed Application Form to NO LATER THAN 15th September 2019.

If you wish to apply to register on the 2019/2020 ECB Level 2 Coach course to be held at Campbell College, Belfast, please read the following information and complete the application form as needed.

Please note this is a course for coaches from both Ireland and Northern Ireland, and integrates, as required, the ECB’s ‘Certificate in Coaching Children’ & ‘Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults’ course material.

Before completing the form, please read the course information below carefully. The course requires a significant commitment by the coach in order to attend the face-to-face sessions and complete the learning requirements, which must be submitted within two years. Please give these requirements due consideration before applying.

Please e-mail the completed Application Form to the Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager ( NO LATER THAN 15 September 2019. Applications will then be forwarded to the coach’s provincial union for consideration as the number of places on the course is strictly limited (note: by applying for the course you agree that your application will be shared with your home provincial union).

Cricket Ireland will notify course applicants by 4 October if they have been accepted onto the course.

Course details
Who is the Level 2 coach course aimed at?
Coaches who are coaching children (players 13 years and younger) and/or young people and adults in a club setting, and who wish to extend their coaching knowledge and skills in order to create safe, enjoyable, player-centred coaching environments.

Course Dates & Times
Attendance at the course weekends as set out below is mandatory for course completion.

  • Weekend 1 – 26 & 27 (Saturday/Sunday) October 2019
    • Venue: Campbell College, Belfast
  • Weekend 2 – 22 & 23 (Saturday/Sunday) February 2020
    • Venue: Campbell College, Belfast

A Provincial Union-based workshop may also be offered 2-4 weeks after Weekend 1.

For those travelling from outside the Northern Cricket Union, accommodation will be available at Campbell College for those who require it.

Meals & Travel
Lunches, and morning and afternoon teas will be provided. Breakfasts and dinners will be the coaches’ own responsibility.
Coaches will also need to organise their own travel to and from the course venue.

Course Fee
€280 (RoI) or £250 (NI)

Note: the course fee can ONLY be paid via the online registration system (e.g. no cheques, no cash, NO EXCEPTIONS). A link enabling the coach to register on the course and pay the fee will be sent to the coach once they have been accepted onto the course.

Pre-requisites for application

  • The coach has completed Cricket Ireland’s ‘Coaching Cricket’ course (or equivalent; e.g. Cricket NZ Level 1)
  • The coach has been coaching at least one year
  • The coach is currently actively coaching, and intends to coach in 2020
  • The coach is 17 years of age at the time of registration (note: the learning programme and assessment can be completed at 17, however, certification cannot be achieved before the coach is 18 years of age)
  • The coach is in good standing with Cricket Ireland, their Provincial Union, and their club/school

Learning requirements

  1. Full attendance at all face-to-face contact sessions
  2. Pass an online questionnaire (Task 4) on the ECB’s e-Learning portal
  3. Complete an e-learning module (Safeguarding Young Cricketers) on the ECB e-Learning portal
  4. Complete a face-to-face Safeguarding workshop in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  5. Complete six coaching session plans, four of them linked, and have the six sessions observed by an appropriate person (e.g. an ECB Level 2 coach)
    • All relevant forms must be completed, signed and dated as evidence of completion
  6. Have a coaching session assessed by an ECB-trained Level 2 assessor, usually in the coach’s own coaching environment
    • All relevant forms must be completed, signed and dated as evidence of completion

Other requirements for certification

  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Current Police Check (Access NI/Garda Vetting)

Download the 2019-2020 ECB Level 2 Coaching Course Information and Application Form (PDF)