DACO Education & Training


DACO


Devon Association
of Cricket Officials



Education and Training Information
 
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Introductory Course

Duration : 2 - 4 hours.
Designed to introduce anyone with an interest in cricket - particularly players, parents and coaches - to Umpiring and to give
a basic overview of the Laws of the game. 

No prior knowledge is required.

ECB ACO Level 1 - Understanding the Laws
Duration : 12 - 16 hours.
Consisting of six modules designed for those intending to Umpire regularly, or those wishing to acquire a better knowledge of
the Laws of Cricket. 
Apart from covering the key Laws in detail, it also deals with the basic techniques of match-management.
No prior knowledge is required.

ECB ACO Level 1A - Understanding the Game
Duration : 12 - 16 hours.
The Level 1A course is a facilitator-led participative programme rather than a 'taught' course. It introduces the Umpire to
self-appraisal and an understanding of the game beyond just knowledge of the Laws. Level 1A is designed to bridge the gap
between the knowledge-based Level 1 course and the field-craft and techniques based Level 2 course.

Participants must be ECB ACO Members and have successfully completed the Level 1 Course.

ECB ACO Level 2 and 2c - Developing the experienced Umpire
Duration : 12 - 16 hours.
The course consists of six modules and is designed for any experienced official who aspires to stand in a higher grade of cricket.
It can be used as a set of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) modules by anyone who has completed the Level 1A Course
and wishes to refresh their knowledge and/or hone their skills. The course covers the application and interpretation of the Laws,
personal, match and man-management, fieldcraft, positioning and technique.
Whilst both involve the same resources, Level 2 participants only, will be required to produce and maintain a 'portfolio' of their
Umpiring complete with self-appraisals and be independently Assessed on at least tw occasions.

Participants must be ECB ACO Members and have successfully completed the Level 1A Course.


ECB ACO Level 1 Scorer - How to record a Cricket match
Duration 12 - 16 hours.
Consisting of six modules designed for those that wish to sore matches regularly, the course covers the basics such as scoring symbols, Umpire signals and completion of the 10 parts of the scoring record or book, as well as giving a helpful overview of the Laws of Cricket.
Successful completion of the course will require a 'scorer assessment' which involves scoring a match and verbally demonstrating an understanding of the role.
No prior knowledge is required.

ECB ACO Level 1A Scorer - Understanding the Game
Open to any ECB ACO Member that has completed the ECB ACO Level 1 Scorer Course, Level 1A is attained by the successful recording of 10 matches, rather than being a taught course. In addition to keeping a record of the matches scored the participant will be required to pass an Observation and brief Verbal examination with a Level 2 Scorer to complete the Assessment.
Participants must be ECB ACO Members and have successfully completed the Level 1 Course.

ECB ACO Level 2 Scorer - Developing the experienced Scorer
Duration 12 - 16 hours.
Consisting of six modules, the course is designed for any experienced Scorer that wishes to refresh and/or hone their skills. More advanced areas of Scoring, including : Interpretation of Law, alternative Scoring methods, working alongside colleagues, statistics and the differing Rules and regulations are covered.
Participants must be ECB ACO Members and have successfully completed the Level 1A Course.


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