Supporting volunteers to help develop the recreational game

Somerset Cricket Foundation’s workforce development programme exists to help facilitate and support the organisation and delivery of cricket in Somerset. Coaching, umpiring, scoring, groundsmanship and first aid all play an important part in helping cricket to thrive in the county. When booking onto a Somerset Cricket Foundation course.

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

Coach education

Coach education

We run courses for those new to coaching and for more experienced coaches looking to develop.


We’ve put together a flexible learning pathway you can work through at your own pace, as and when it suits you.

Scorers Features


Play your part and find out more about the scorers’ training courses available in Somerset.

Workforce, Training and Education


Information on the latest courses, events, and important information for grounds personnel, can be found here.

All Stars Cricket session Somerset

Safeguarding & DBS

All clubs should have a qualified club safeguarding officer (CSO) as an essential part of their safeguarding structure.

First Aid Training

First Aid

Our first aid courses will provide coaches with the knowledge and practical skills to enable coaches to feel confident with basic first aid.

Supporting the development of coaches in Somerset

Young Officials Programme

We’re working with Somerset Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) and Somerset CCC Pathway to deliver umpire and scorer training to young volunteers in the club network.

Upcoming Courses

Booking Link
Core Coach
Sundays 23rd & 30th April & 7th & 14th May
Centre of Excellence, Taunton & Taunton Vale CC
Foundation Coach
Wednesdays 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May
Centre of Excellence, CA County Ground
Fully Booked
Support Coach
Friday 21st May
Broadway & Horton CC
Support Coach
Tuesday 23rd May
Shapwick & Polden  CC
Support Coach 
Wednesday 24th May
Keynsham CC
Fully Booked

Available bursary funding

A bursary can be awarded to learners that register on ECB Support Coach, ECB Foundation Coach or ECB Core Coach programmes between 1st February 2023 and 31st January 2024. Bursaries are available to the

Potential coaches that are female
Potential coaches from ethnically diverse communities
Potential coaches with a disability
Potential coaches experiencing financial hardship

WEPL, SCL, T&DYCL AND NSYCL also offer bursaries to clubs qualifying new coaches. For more information about bursary funding, please click here or contact Nicky Clarke.

Get in touch

If you’d like to speak to us about our Workforce education programme, or any upcoming courses, please contact us using the short online form below.