Umpires

Introductory

  • Provides for supporters, parents and players who want to know more about the game of cricket as either an umpire or scorer.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is required.
  • 2–4 hours.
  • An ECB ACO Certificate of Attendance is awarded on successful completion.

Course fee includes all course materials first year membership of ECB ACO, insurance and CRB check.

Young Officials

  • Provides for individuals between the age of 14 and 25 who would like to umpire or score matches.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is required.
  • 2–4 hours
  • An ECB ACO Certificate of Attendance is awarded on successful completion

Course fee includes all course materials, first year membership of ECB ACO, insurance and CRB check

Level 1

  • Aimed at umpires and scorers who wish to umpire or score matches for their club or possibly entry levels of league cricket.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is required.
  • 12–16 hours.

For umpires – an ECB ACO Level 1 qualified certificate is awarded on passing a 50 question, multi-choice examination.

For scorers – an ECB ACO Level 1 Certificate is awarded on successful completion of a match record based on a script provided.

Course fee includes all course materials, first year membership of ECB ACO, insurance and CRB check.

Level 1A

  • Aimed at the umpire who wishes to progress to the League panel.
  • Level 1 qualification and relevant experience is a pre-requisite.
  • 10-12 hours.
  • An ECB ACO Level 1A Certificate is awarded on successful completion and discussion of their course workbook and practical experience.

Course fee includes all course materials and workbook.

Level 2

  • Aimed at umpires who are suitably experienced and eligible for Level 2 preparation for Senior or Premier League panels
  • Level 1 and 1A qualification is a pre-requisite.
  • Two-day course and up to two year programme including self and peer assessment over a minimum of ten matches plus completion and professional discussion of their portfolio.
  • An ECB ACO Level 2 qualification certificate is awarded on successful completion.

Course fee includes all course materials and workbook.

Any umpire or scorer wishing to join a Level 2 course should apply in the first instance to their County ACO Education Officer.

Level 2C

  • Aimed at umpires who are suitably experienced, within or below senior or Premier League cricket and who wish to undertake the two day course as continuous professional development.
  • 12-16 hours – six county workshops led by recognised and suitably qualified ECB ACO tutors.
  • Level 2C candidates who subsequently wish to achieve the full Level 2 qualification will be able to by completing a portfolio and undertaking a professional discussion.
  • An ECB ACO Level 2C CPD certificate is awarded on successful completion and discussion of their CPD portfolio.

Course fee includes all course materials and workbook.

Level 3

  • By nomination and invitation only.
  • Level 2 qualified and experience of senior/ECB Premier League, aspires to multi-day cricket
  • Six half-day modules over 18-24 months
  • ECB ACO Level 3 Umpire certificate is awarded after successful completion of the course and the presentation of a technical report.

Course fee includes all course materials and workbook.

Any umpire or scorer wishing to join a Level 3 Course should apply in the first instance to their County ACO Education Officer.

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