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Level 1

ECB Foundation Coach (1st4sport Level 1)

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Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
17 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


The ECB Foundation Coach (1st4sport Level 1) is the entry level qualification for learners aspiring to become cricket coaches.

They will gain the essential knowledge, skills and confidence to use icoachcricket to coach cricket sessions that are:

- purposeful
- active
- safe
- enjoyable.

This qualification will also empower them to support the people they coach to develop a lifelong love of the game, encouraging ongoing participation.

Ensures that learners have the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver safe and inclusive cricket sessions

Qualification Progression

Following a period of practice as a qualified coach, learners could develop their skills further by participating in continuing professional development opportunities in cricket and coaching-related organisations.

They could also complete the ECB Core Coach (1st4sport Level 2) qualification.

This qualification may lead to paid or voluntary cricket coaching roles. Learners should take opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding by working with other, more experienced coaches.

Level 1

ECB Foundation Coach (1st4sport Level 1)

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