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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 ensure that their First Aid, Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers and ECB DBS qualifications are kept up to date.

If yours have or are about to run out there are courses available this winter for you.

First Aid – Valid for 3 years

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

Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module – Valid for 3 years

Existing coaches and Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO) are required to obtain or renew their online Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate.

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

Coaches & CSO’s who have previously accessed the online SYC module and qualified 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 e-Learning Team elearning@ecb.co.uk

Coaches & CSO’s who have not previously undertaken the online SYC module, should email Brian Hoyle at: brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org with the following information:

Full name – Preferred email address – Club affiliation

We will then invite you to book onto the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module with the SCF. You will then receive an email inviting you to book onto the module. Once you have booked on you will receive a second email from the ECB with a link and access details to your new ECB e-learning account.

Please log in to your e-learning account at https://elearning.ecb.co.uk in order to complete the module and ensure that you download your certificate. You may have to wait after registering before the module appears in your e-Learning.

DBS Vetting Check – Ongoing via the auto-renewal process or 12 months

If you need an ECB DBS you can ask your Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) to initiate the online application for you, alternatively you can contact:
Brian.hoyle@somersetcricketfoundation.org or amanda.counsell@Somersetcricketfoundation.org

In order to initiate an application, the verifier will require:

  1. Full Name – That appears on ID documents (including title – Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Dr)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Preferred Email Address
  4. Club Affiliation
  5. Club Role

Once your application has been initiated, the system will issue you with an email which will contain a link for you to complete and submit your application.

Further information on how to complete your ECB DBS application can be found here.

As part of the application you will be required to select 3 forms of ID from a list of options, which you will then need to take with you to have verified in a face-to-face meeting with a verifier, this can be the person who initiated your application or another verifier you have found using the find a verifier tool.

Alternatively you will also be given a list of available local verifiers – the system will pick the verifier from your club if there is one. If not, it will give you a list of verifiers from your County.

If you cannot arrange a meeting with a verifier local to you, please contact Brian Hoyle using the email address above

Once you have had your documents verified your application will be dispatched to the DBS (for non-volunteers, there is one extra step involving payment before the application gets dispatched). Then, it is just a case of waiting for your certificate to arrive in the post.

Once you have received the certificate, the Safeguarding team at Lord’s may request for you to post it to them for further review, but only if there is content on it (a previous conviction or caution). If the certificate is clear, the process is complete and you do not need to do anything else.