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Are your qualifications up to date?

It is important as a coach that you keep you qualifications up to date to ensure that you remain fully qualified to coach and that your ECBCA membership does not expire.

Coaching qualifications

Coaches must renew their First Aid course, Safeguarding qualification and online ECB DBS vetting check every three years. 

If yours have run out or running out, there are courses available this winter for you.

First Aid

This winter there are a number of First Aid courses across the county which will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to enable them deal with basic first aid issues that may arise during the course of their coaching, covering primary assessment and recovery position, basic life support (CPR), bleeding and fractures/soft tissue injury.

For further details and booking information visit our first aid courses page

Safeguarding

Existing coaches who are required to obtain or renew the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate. 

This course is accessed online through the ECB and is free to all coaches.

Coaches who have previously accessed the online SYC module and qualfied through the ECB online portal, should log in and access the course in their e-learning account at: https://e-learning.ecb.co.uk 

If required please use the forgotten password facility to access the portal. If candidates still cannot access the portal or the course once in their e-learning account, then please contact Michael Woodhouse at the ECB: Michael.Woodhouse@ecb.co.uk 

Coaches who have not previously undertaken the online SYC module, should email Brian Hoyle at: brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org 

You will then be sent an invitation email to enrol onto the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module directly from the ECB.

DBS Vetting Check

All DBS applications should now be completed online. Paper forms can only now be used in exceptional circumstances.

Coaches and other volunteers – if you need a DBS to setup an online DBS Form the following information is required:

  1. Full Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Preferred Email Address
  4. Club affiliation

Please email this information to your Club Welfare Officer who will be able to send you an online DBS form if they are a DBS verifier.
If your CWO is not an online DBS verifier, email the contacts below with the above information:

Matthew Counsell           matthew.counsell@somersetcricketboard.org
Brian Hoyle                     brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org

Every three years, the three requirements above must be updated.