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Deaf-Friendly Training – Me2 and Swimming

Want to be more accessible? Want to include deaf children and young people in your activities? Me2 training courses are free and include topics such as:

  • Introduction to National Deaf Childrens Society (NDCS) and the Me2 project
  • Deafness
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Health & safety
  • How to adapt your activities

“It was excellent! I have had such an enjoyable and informative day. I feel much more confident now and will be taking back the ideas to see how I can make my club more inclusive to deaf children’’

Cost: The training course is free*; we do operate a cancellation charge of £25 How to book: Complete and return the attached booking form or contact the Me2 team

Further info including dates of courses email me2@ndcs.org.uk or contact 0121 234 9820. Alternatively you can visit the website www.ndcs.org.uk

Online Swimming CPD

The National Deaf Children’s Society and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware. This accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge.

The Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course is an excellent tool for teachers and coaches to learn how to teach and coach the deaf swimmer and ensure that deaf and hard of hearing young people are fully supported in accessing swimming sessions. The ASA and the IoS encourage every active teacher and coach to take advantage of this brilliant free course to continue to ensure that swimming is a fully inclusive sport.

The course consists of eight modules, including Understanding Deafness and Swimming and Technology. Making simple changes to the way a swimming lesson is taught, such as using hand gestures or visual aids, can ensure swimming coaches feel confident about including deaf children and young people in their activities.

To complete this CPD for free, please click on the link below to get started.


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