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RYA & AAW Disability Awareness

  • Dates:
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  • Course Time:
    10:00 – 16:00
  • Duration:
    One day (6 hours)
  • Fully Accessible?
  • Previous Experience :
    None required
  • Age:
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1 in 5 individuals have a disability in the UK, so understanding and being able to identify a potential barrier to watersports is crucial.  This one-day RYA Disability Awareness Course run here at All-Aboard is recognised throughout the UK as giving a valuable introduction to disability awareness. The course follows the RYA syllabus but additionally gives practical knowledge and skills that can be used at our centre and elsewhere.

The course addresses disability from the viewpoint of the social model of disability to help identify possible barriers and how they can be overcome.  The course uses scenarios to understand the needs and appropriate strategies on how to work with individuals with physical disabilities, visual impairment, hearing loss, learning disabilities and mental health. You will learn how to improve communication skills and an overview of the Equality act and its implications for sport.

The course will teach you to be aware and able to demonstrate knowledge of the following;

  • The needs of disabled children and adults
  • Improve essential communication skills
  • The use of current terminology used to explain disability
  • Understanding of disability and its challenges in the sporting environment
  • Barriers to participation
  • Terminology and its implications
  • Communication
  • Physical impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Deafblindness
  • Deafness
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Environment considerations and teamwork
  • Hoist demonstration

Due to the fact that All-Aboard aims to make all of its activities accessible, we ask that all those involved with working or volunteering with All-Aboard complete this course. The cost of the course is met by All-Aboard for both staff and volunteers. For more details on how to book your place please refer to your Volunteer Handbook or contact the office team.

“Your course gave me the confidence and a degree of knowledge to help a young boy with Autism to kayak”