The workshop aims to help clubs, coaches and providers of sport understand how to support people with a learning disability to access sporting opportunities in an inclusive environment.

What the workshop covers

  • What a learning disability is.
  • The issues and barriers people with a learning disability face when accessing sport.
  • Different ways of communicating with people with a learning disability.
  • Different ways of including people with a learning disability in sport.
  • How to promote sport to people with a learning disability.
  • Different pathways and opportunities available in learning disability sport.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about learning disability and sport; whether that is professional sports staff, coaches, volunteers, students or leisure centre staff.

Feedback from previous workshop attendees

  • 100% of attendees would recommend the workshop to a colleague.
  • 98% of attendees have a better understanding of learning disability and the barriers when accessing sport & physical activity.
  • 97% of attendees feel that they are empowered to work with people with a learning disability.

A good workshop that covered valuable points to increase my knowledge and confidence when working with people with a learning disability. A great insight into the difficulties faced by people with a learning disability and ways in which to overcome these barriers.

Duration

3 hour workshop

Attendees

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 attendees.

Venue requirements

A classroom big enough to cater for the attendees, a projector and a flipchart.

Cost

£400 includes tutor costs and 15 resource books. Additional resource books cost £10 each. VAT not included.

How to book

Contact us with two provisional dates and a venue location at least one month in advance. We will then source a tutor and confirm the workshop. Email: sport@mencap.org.uk for more details.

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