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Disability Awareness Training Course

The Disability Awareness Training Course is open to ​ANYONE​ from the sailing club and will be held on ​Saturday 30th March​ from ​9.30 am.​

RYA Sailability’s Disability Awareness Training course is designed for both volunteers at sailing clubs and Instructors at commercial centres. It uses the latest teaching methods, based on the social model of disability.Around 1 in 5 people in Great Britain have a disability, so understanding the barriers that prevent people taking part in our sport is really important. These can be physical barriers, but they can also be psychological barriers.

The course uses scenario based teaching to help participants recognise these barriers and how to overcome them. The course also looks at improving communications skills, the Equality Act and its implications for our sport, the social model of disability and now includes a section on mental health.

This one day course provides the opportunity for participants to improve their knowledge of a range of disabilities and how to empower people to take part in boating.

Aims of the Course

To give participants the knowledge and confidence to enable disabled people to:

  • Feel welcomed, included and engaged
  • Be able to take part
  • To share in a passion for sailing and boating

Objectives of the Course

By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • A set of frameworks, principles and models to engage people to be active and take part
  • Considered some of the barriers that may exist and how to remove them
  • Explored a variety of common scenarios

Further information can be found on the ​RYA Website​.

Volunteers are required to help with Sailability Hansa Open on 17th April​.

If you can help or you would like to attend the Disability awareness course please contact David Greenfield