Coaching Qualifications

The PCA will fund ECB coach education courses in the following manner:

  • Level 1 – Fully Fund c£150

  • Level 2 – Fully Fund c£250

  • Level 3 – Fully Fund c£750

  • Level 4 – Part Fund c£1250

 

Level 3 information

 
The PCA and ECB are committed to helping players involved in the professional game who wish to develop their personal and coaching skills and continue to work in performance environments within the game.  The ECB L3 Performance Coach Course is 8 face-to-face contact time days spread over 3 months and is assessed through 6 coaching related tasks which contribute to the UK Coaching Certificate L3 qualification. This qualification is a pre-requisite to attending the ECB L4 Master Coach Programme.  It is expected that from induction to certification the L3 course will take anywhere between 3-6 months depending on personal circumstances.  To help coaches to completion every coach is appointed an experienced mentor to support them. The following active pre-requisites are required to attend the L3 programme and must be in place at the time of application: CRB check, Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate, and 1st Aid Certificate (note that each of these pre-requisites must be renewed every 3 years). 

The current L3 fee is £750. In order that coaches are committed to complete the qualification all coaches wishing to attend the L3 are required to meet the cost of the course initially which must accompany the application form with the course fee. On successful completion the PCA will reimburse the coach with the full fee. The course does require a significant investment in time from those attending and applicants should ensure that they can allocate sufficient study time before applying.  

Dates for the next ECB Performance Course (L3):

Module 1: 7-9 January 2015 

Module 2: 25-27 February 2015 

Module 3: 10-19 March 2015   

Application deadline: TBC

Please click here for an important update on the Performance Coach Course. 

If you would like more information relating to the ECB Performance Coach Course and the application form, please visit www.ecb.co.uk/development/coach-education/performance-coaching-environment,2916,BP.html  and click on the relevant links. 

Please note that you will need to seek an endorsement from one of the approved Endorsing Bodies listed in the information prior to completing the application form. 

The closing date for applications to be received by ECB for the course starting January 2015 is TBC.

Click here to view the new process for the County Board nomination of Performance Coaches.Further information or questions relating to the course can be obtained by contacting by the ECB L3 Manager Keith Tomlins at keith.tomlins@ecb.co.uk or 07785 527101 

For information about when courses run in your area, contact the ECB coach education queries line on 0121 440 1748 or click here.

Gordon Lord, the ECB's Head of Elite Coach Development, discusses coaching as a career. Click here for the full interview.

NOTE: Reimbursement payments will ONLY be made upon course completion.

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