Umpiring Courses 

Umpire education is largely conducted in the form of tutored courses with some online and some in person.

Basics of Umpiring (Online)

Are you required to umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend? The ‘Basics of Umpiring Resource’ contains the umpiring basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. Use this resource as you wish, view it once or return frequently to refresh your knowledge. This resource is free for you to improve the game day experience for yourselves, your teammates and your opposition!

Umpire Stage One 

This Stage One Umpire course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire recreational matches where there are no independent umpires appointed.

The Stage One Umpire course fee includes a resource pack and first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration.

Umpire Stage Two

This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team with a colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel. Once you have completed the course, we recommend that you refresh your understanding of the Laws covered and study them more thoroughly by referring to the MCC on-line Laws resource.


Umpire Stage Three

This course is designed for experienced umpires who wish to broaden their knowledge and develop their umpiring skills regardless of whether they aspire to Premier League cricket and progress their qualifications or just simply to be the best umpire that they can be. It is available to anyone who has attended the old Level 1 and 1A courses or the new Stage One and Stage Two courses. The two-day course covers the regulations common in limited overs cricket, further interpretation and application of Law, Nutrition and Hydration, techniques for Observation, Concentration and Focus, Mental Toughness and Self-reflection and Analysis.