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Module 1

Module 1: An introduction to disability and inclusion

A one-day starter programme that provides an introduction to disability and ‘inclusion’. Aimed at centre managers, advisers, coaches, instructors and volunteers this training breaks down some of the inclusion barriers and instils confidence to encourage participation.

Scope of Module 1

“An introduction to disability and inclusion” is a half-day, starter course that provides an introduction to disability and ‘inclusion’ in the context of outdoor adventure. The Module is aimed at the full cross section of people engaged in the outdoor adventure industry – centre managers, advisers, coaches, instructors and volunteers. It is primarily concerned with ‘good practice’, instilling confidence when assisting people with disability and encouraging full participation in adventure activities.

All participants receive certification. This is an ‘Institute of Outdoor Learning’ approved course.

Experience Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. Module 1 is open to all-comers and it should be viewed as an ‘introduction’ to inclusion.

Content

“An introduction to disability and inclusion” is a practical and active experience with plenty of opportunity during the sessions to ask questions and express your fears and reservations when dealing with ‘inclusion’. The 6 sessions of this course will provide you with the language and a coaching framework that will allow you to approach positively some of the more complex issues surrounding ‘inclusive’ practice.

  • Session 1 Introducing the Positive Approach (the benefits of positive language in coaching)
  • Session 2 Communication : Sense-Able (the concepts of effective communication and using learning styles in your coaching)
  • Session 3 Function : Body Centred (using a ‘function-based’ approach in your coaching)
  • Session 4 Personal Experience (exploring your own personal experiences)
  • Session 5 Stacking (illustrates how ‘stacking-up’ helps enjoyment in an inclusive coaching session)
  • Session 6 Summary and Close