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New online Inclusive Activity Programme training now available

Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 09:00

New online Inclusive Activity Programme training now available

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

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 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 the face-to-face workshops, each online session will be led by an expert inclusion tutor. You will learn about the key principles of delivering inclusive activities and how to make your sessions fun and enjoyable for everyone!

Northamptonshire Sport is a registered partner of the Inclusive Activity Programme. The new online classrooms are a great addition. We look forward to supporting many local organisations and individuals to take up this new training opportunity.

During an Inclusive Activity Programme online classroom, 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.

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 ukcoachingworkshops@ukcoaching.org 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.

Upcoming open online classroom dates:

  • Saturday 12 September 2020 at 9.30am
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 6pm

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

For group bookings we will arrange a suitable time with you to host a bespoke classroom. To do this please email JBrowne@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

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