ECB Foundation 1 Coach

Foundation 1 Course

ECB Foundation I Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket.

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.

Cornwall Cricket Board are running two courses in 2022. To book on to this course go to the bottom of this page.

Programme outcomes

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

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

It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.


  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
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  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
  • The coaching tools
  • Purposeful, Active, Safe, Enjoyable sessions
  • Differentiation

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.


  • 4 face-to-face modules lasting 3 hours each
  • 7 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • 3 observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules and an online multiple choice questionnaire
  • £150.00

2022 - ECB Foundation 1 Courses

Course 1: Redruth School

Sat 29th January

5th February, 10am - 5pm each day - BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

Course 2: Callywith College

Saturday 2nd April - 9.45am - 4.45pm

Monday 25th April - 5.45pm - 8.45pm

Wednesday 27th April - 5.45pm - 8.45pm - BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers - Book Here
  • ECB DBS – contact Michelle Kent / Joe Skinner / Chris Hunkin to initiate an application