This 6 hour course has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and understanding they need to make their particular programmes, facilities and activities more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Through a range of interactive exercises participants are made aware of the main barriers to participation, and are provided with practical advice and guidance to develop their ability to adapt games and activities to include all ability groups. The course has 2 distinct sessions:
Session 1 - Theory
- Perceptions & Experiences
- Language & Etiquette
- Barriers & Solutions
- Disability Discrimination Act
- Including People with Disabilities
- Local Contacts
Session 2 - Practical
- The Principles of S.T.E.P.S
- Warm-ups/General Games
- Fundamental Skills – Running, Jumping, Throwing
- Striking and Fielding Games
- Net/Court/Wall Games
- Invasion Games
On completion of the course all participants will receive a Disability Sport NI Certificate of Attendance and a resource pack containing colourful activity cards.
National Governing Bodies, Coaches, Volunteers, Teachers/Assistants, Administration Staff, Leisure Personnel and Sports Development Officers.
No previous experience required
£80 per person, reduced rates available for educational establishments, youth clubs and Disability Sport NI member groups.
Number of participants
Minimum 12, Maximum 24.
Suitable access. Session 1 - Classroom for presentation including access to a power socket and a suitable screen/wall to project unto. Session 2 - Dedicated indoor sports hall/area approximately the size of a standard 5-a-side football court.
Excellent course, practical sessions particularly enjoyable and beneficial.
(Primary Schools Coach, Irish Football Association)
- Northern Ireland
Education and Training Officer,
Disability Sport NI.
Tel: 028 9046 9925