Cricket Education & Coaching Programme

Warwickshire CCC and Sandwell College have partnered up to deliver a two-year further education course delivered in collaboration with the club’s official charity the Edgbaston Foundation.

The programme is designed to support a career in professional sport, delivered from the iconic Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development (equivalent to three A-levels) is for anyone passionate about sport.  Students will have the opportunity to access  multiple careers within the professional sports industry following this programme. However, studies will be combined with cricketing opportunities at the world class facilities at Edgbaston, which are used regularly by the players of England, Warwickshire, Birmingham Bears and Birmingham Phoenix.

Course details


Entry requirements

You’ll need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C and above, including English and Maths, although lower entry qualifications may be accepted if you do further study alongside the programme.


What does the course involve?

The vocational course will cover modules across the two years, including sports tourism, marketing communications, sports psychology, technical and tactical skills in sport and more.


How will I be assessed?

No exams will form part of the assessments, which include written reports, portfolios, and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.


What can I do afterwards?

Successful completion of the course enables progression to University and Careers in Physical Education, Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Cricket Coaching and Sports Development. There is also the possibility of working in the Sports Coaching and Development Industry or even, potentially, of pursuing a career in cricket.

Open Day At Edgbaston

Prospective students and their parents can learn more about the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development, at an open day at Edgbaston Stadium from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Friday 6 August.

Email to register a place and find out more.