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We would like to make you aware of the online training and workshops that are available for volunteers, coaches, officials, groundskeepers and clubs during the current period.

Coaching

UK Coaching
A range of online courses and workshops to support coach development are available at UK Coaching.
These courses include:

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity – 2-3 hours – Cost: £8.99

Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport – 30 minutes – Cost: £6.99

Duty to Care Toolkit and Digital Badge – 5 modules – Cost: Free of charge

Full details of all the courses can be found on the UK Coaching website.

icoachcricket – Sign up required
Useful information around online videos, games & practices, tips and coaching updates to support your coaching, can be found via icoachcricket.

Online DBS – Essential qualification
The DBS has now reverted to an online system during the current period. For further information on how to initiate your DBS application with the SCB staff please click here.

Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module (SYC) – Essential qualification
Coaches who have previously accessed the online SYC module (and it is now expired) should log in and access the course in their e-learning account.

Coaches who have not previously completed the online SYC module should email the following information to brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org :
Full name – Date of birth – Preferred email address – Club affiliation
You will then be added to the course list and sent an email directly from the ECB to access the free online course.

Coaching courses
We have a number of Foundation 1 Coach courses available for coaches looking to take their first step onto the education pathway or those looking to further their knowledge and qualifications.
Please note that these are face to face coaching courses and are available from January 2021 onwards.
For further information please visit our website.

Umpiring and Scoring

What better way to help your club during the summer by qualifying to become an Umpire or Scorer. For further information about the online courses available please see below:

Umpires

Scorers

Club Welfare Officers (CWO’s)

Safe Hands Workshop
Safe Hands Workshop or Safe Hands Refresher courses can now be accessed through a free online course. This qualification is valid for a 12 month period and covers all existing or new CWO’s.
If you require this qualification, please click here to access the online module.

Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module
The Safeguarding & Protecting Children qualification requirement can currently be covered by accessing the free online ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers module.

Candidates who book onto the online Safe Hands Workshop detailed above, will automatically be sent a link to the Safeguarding Young Cricketers course within 24 hours.
They should then access the course and complete the online SYC qualification.

CWO’s who only require the online Safeguarding Young cricketers module should email the following information to brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org :
Full name – Date of birth – Preferred email address – Club affiliation

You will then be added to the course list and sent an email directly from the ECB to access the free online course.

Groundskeeping

The Grounds Management Association have launched a new online Level 1 module on Cricket Grounds Maintenance, to allow you to gain an awareness and general understanding of the tasks involved in maintaining playing surfaces.

Please click on the link below for further details and booking information:

Level 1 Cricket Grounds Maintenance – 3-4 hours – Cost £25.00

Club volunteers and officials

Club Matters

Sport England have a range of online workshops, qualifications and tool kits available in the Club Matters section of their website. With practical tips to get you started, their workshops give you the opportunity to learn from other peoples’ experiences and provide relevant and important information aimed at improving your club.

Please click here for further information.

 

If you would like further information regarding any of the above, please contact:

Brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org