Training & Education
The ICC Training and Education programme was launched in 2021 and is designed to provide educational resources and training opportunities through ICC-certified pathways to develop more coaches, umpires, scorers and pitch curators around the world.
In partnership with Members, the ICC is committed to delivering a full range of courses to those interested in starting or furthering their cricket journey.
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Current ICC courses
ICC Foundation Certificate
The first step for aspiring coaches is to undertake the ICC Coaching 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 Coaching 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 equips participants with the technical knowledge required to deliver cricket sessions to new and beginner participants.
In order to study this course, participants will need to have successfully passed the ICC Coaching Foundation Certificate.
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 assessment
Once these have been completed successfully, participants will be accredited as an ICC-certified coach and a certificate will be issued.
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.
Criiio Cricket Programme Facilitator Training Course
The criiio cricket programme facilitator training is an online workshop designed to support new cricket facilitators with the tools and knowledge they need to deliver exciting and engaging cricket sessions to new participants in the game.
The modules cover key areas around safeguarding, session planning & structure and provide tips on the delivery of the games and drills featured in the criiio cricket programme. This training provides a great entry point for teachers, parents, and cricket activators with limited experience in the game. Upon completion of the course, criiio facilitators will be able to deliver safe and enjoyable sessions, using the criiio cricket programme.
Criiio Cricket Programme Pitch Curators Facilitator Training 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 structured 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.
Courses that are coming soon
Further courses will be made available in the coming months and years, including…
- ICC Coaching Course Level 2
- ICC Coaching Course Level 3
- ICC Umpiring Foundation Certificate
- ICC Umpiring Course Level 1
- ICC Umpiring Course Level 2