Disability Awareness

RYA Sailability’s Awareness training programme is to a nationally recognised standard. It is designed to change attitudes and awareness throughout the sailing community.

Attitudes to the inclusion of disabled people in sport are forever changing, but the biggest barrier of all is still the concerns that non-disabled people have. The barriers that these concerns create are often born of ignorance and apprehension, but most significantly from a lack of awareness.

This one day course provides the opportunity to give helpers practical advice and understanding of what is involved in working alongside disabled sailors.

It provides the ideal opportunity to learn and ask questions in a safe environment before being pitched in at the deep end. By alleviating fear of disability and imparting knowledge, the course aims to encourage helpers to become involved and to enjoy their involvement to the full. Importantly, training also improves the quality of that very first experience for both sailor and helper alike.

DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING – FOR CLUB VOLUNTEERS

Course Syllabus

Course aims

  • Rationalise and alleviate fear of working with people with disabilities
  • Train students to facilitate activities for people with disabilities
  • Provide practical advice & knowledge of working alongside disabled people

Course objectives – To be aware of and able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • 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

Course dates and further information

We organise courses on the basis of need if you would like to;

  • Attend a course
  • Organise a Disability Awareness training at your club or centre

Please contact your Regional Club Development Officer