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
ICC Coaching Course Level 1
This course will prepare aspiring coaches with the skills and knowledge required to deliver coaching programmes to beginner participants. In order to study this course, participants will need to have successfully passed the ICC Foundation Certificate and have completed a First Aid and Safeguarding course.
The ICC Coaching Course Level 1 is split into three components, and is delivered through online and in-person learning:
- Online learning (three modules)
- Face to face practical experience
- Practical assessment
Once these have been completed successfully, participants will be accredited as an ICC-certified coach.
It is possible that there are already coaching qualifications available in your country through your National Governing Body (NGB). To find out whether the ICC Coaching Course Level 1 will be available to you, or for more information about current training and education programmes in your country, contact your National Governing Body – details are available here.
ICC Pitch Curator Foundation Course
This course is designed to give an in-depth introduction to the fundamental knowledge required to support qualified pitch curators.
This course is delivered entirely online, and is structed to include the following elements that are key to understanding preparation and maintenance techniques for cricket pitches:
- Pitch Preparation and Maintenance Guidelines
- Renovation Techniques
- Soil, Watering and Moisture Loss
- ICC Tournament Requirements
It is possible that there are already coaching qualifications available in your country through your National Governing Body (NGB). To find out whether the ICC Pitch Curator Foundation Course will be available to you, or for more information about current training and education programmes in your country, contact your National Governing Body – details are available here.
Further courses for Coaching, Umpiring, Scoring and Curating will be made available in the coming months and years.
MCC HAS LAUNCHED A NEW ELEARNING MODULE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE ABOUT CONCUSSION IN CRICKET.
It is intended for everyone involved in the game, but specifically aimed at the grass roots level of the sport. This includes players, coaches, umpires and other officials.
It covers what signs and symptoms to look out for if a player is concussed, what course of action to take and how to manage the game from a Laws and regulations point of view, whilst also aiming to retain the Spirit of Cricket.
It also stresses that not only batter are at risk of concussion, but wicketkeepers, bowlers and fielders too.