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Online inclusion training opportunities now available

Activity Alliance and UK Coaching launch a new online learning classroom as part of their joint initiative - Inclusive Activity Programme. The new training will support community leaders, sports coaches and healthcare professionals to make physical activity inclusive and accessible to disabled people.

Participants at Inclusive Activity Programme workshop at Loughborough University

Since June 2018, the Inclusive Activity Programme has provided specialist training to organisations and individuals. The three-hour practical workshop equips people with the confidence and skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions effectively in physical activity.

Sadly, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, all face-to-face workshop delivery has been stopped until further notice. In response, Activity Alliance and delivery partner, UK Coaching, have developed a new online classroom so you can continue to learn about inclusive delivery and develop your skills.

The new Inclusive Activity Programme online classrooms offer a live and interactive learning experience. Similar to our face-to-face workshops, each online session will be led by one of our expert inclusion tutors. You will learn about the key principles of delivering inclusive activities and how to make your sessions fun and enjoyable for everyone!  

During the class you will:

  • Understand how to make your sessions more inclusive and how to adapt activities using the STEP tool and Activity Inclusion Model.
  • Learn about how you can support disabled people to be more active by embedding Activity Alliance’s Ten Principles in your work.
  • Access additional resources to support your sessions and learn about further training opportunities.

Kat Southwell, Head of Programmes at Activity Alliance said:

"Earlier this year, life and work for all of us changed, as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic swept across the world. It required us to rethink and adapt delivery of the Inclusive Activity Programme. With UK Coaching’s support we are now able to continue offering this high quality inclusion training to organisations and individuals in a new way.
"The new online classroom offers a blended learning approach. In the future, we hope that many of our online learners will attend one of our face-to-face workshops once it is safe to do so. Until then, I encourage anyone wanting to improve their skills in delivering inclusive activities to sign up for an Inclusive Activity Programme online classroom."            

Heather Douglas, Policy Manager at UK Coaching, said:

"We are proud of our partnership with Activity Alliance and the work that has already been done to help coaches, community leaders and health and care professionals to engage disabled people more effectively in physical activity. By offering the Inclusive Activity Programme workshop as an online classroom, we can continue to provide this training, despite the limitations posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The new classrooms provide a flexible way of learning, whilst still allowing an interactive learning environment where peers can share better practice and learn from other people. We are also delighted to have additional funding support from Sport England’s National Lottery fund. It means we can offer these classrooms at a discounted rate of £15 per person, which we hope will encourage even more people to take part."

Live Inclusive Activity Programme online classrooms

Take part in the Inclusive Activity Programme online classroom for the discounted price of only £15 per learner (limited time only, regular price £30 per learner). The programme is funded through Sport England’s National Lottery fund.

Online classrooms are hosted by UK Coaching, using Cisco Webex software. Each class will run from 90 minutes to two hours, depending on the level of discussion and learner interaction. You will need access to the internet and a suitable device to take part e.g. mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop.

Webex software has several built-in digital accessibility features to ensure all classes are accessible to widest audience possible. To discuss your accessibility requirements or additional support prior to booking on a class, please email or call 0845 601 3054.

Online classrooms are available for individual and group bookings. Each classroom will be small group size of 6-12 learners. Individuals can book a place on an open classroom, please see available dates below. For group bookings we will arrange a suitable time with you to host a bespoke classroom.

Upcoming open online classroom dates:

  •  Saturday 3 October 2020 at 9.15am 
  •  Thursday 8 October 2020 at 6.30pm

To book your place on an online classroom - Visit Inclusive Activity Programme online classroom page on UK Coaching’s website