Activity Alliance and UK Coaching’s Inclusive Activity Programme supports sports coaches, community leaders and healthcare professionals to make physical activity inclusive and accessible to disabled people.

The Inclusive Activity Programme equips people with the confidence and skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in physical activity.  Since June 2018, the Inclusive Activity Programme has provided specialist training to organisations and individuals. During the pandemic Activity Alliance and UK Coaching have taken the Programme online.

The Inclusive Activity Programme online workshop offers a live and interactive learning experience. Like the face-to-face workshops, each online session will be led by an expert inclusion tutor. Participants will learn about the key principles of delivering inclusive activities and how to make sessions fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Living Sport is a registered partner of the Inclusive Activity Programme and are pleased to now be able to offer the workshop online. We look forward to supporting many local organisations and individuals to take up this new training opportunity.

During an Inclusive Activity Programme online workshop, participants will:

  • Understand how to make sessions more inclusive and how to adapt activities using the STEP tool and Activity Inclusion Model
  • Learn how to support disabled people to be more active by embedding Activity Alliance’s Ten Principles in delivery
  • Access additional resources to support sessions and learn about further training opportunities

Kat Southwell, Head of Programmes at Activity Alliance, said: “In 2020, life and work for all of us changed as the pandemic swept across the world. It required us to rethink and adapt delivery of the Inclusive Activity Programme. With UK Coaching’s support we are now able to continue offering this high-quality inclusion training to organisations and individuals in a new way.”

“The online workshop offers a blended learning approach. In the future, we hope that many of our online learners will attend one of our face-to-face workshops once it is safe to do so. Until then, I encourage anyone wanting to improve their skills in delivering inclusive activities to sign up for an Inclusive Activity Programme online workshop.”

Thanks to funding from Sport England’s National Lottery Fund, the Inclusive Activity Programme online workshop will be available via Living Sport for the discounted price of £15 per learner (usually £30) for a limited time. 

The workshops are hosted by UK Coaching and are available for individual or group bookings (max 12). Each class will run from 90 minutes to two hours, depending on the level of discussion and learner interaction. The software used to deliver the course has several built-in digital accessibility features to ensure the classes are accessible to the widest audience possible.

For further information or to register interest in attending please email Living Sport or call 01487 841559.