Disability Sport NI have launched a Club Education Programme, designed to provide free training opportunities to volunteers, administrators, club officials and coaches from both mainstream and disability sports clubs who aspire to make their sessions safe and inclusive of disabled people.
There are two programmes available, disability club education programme and mainstream club education programme. Due to covid restrictions all training will be delivered online.
The disability club education programme is aimed at upskilling individuals who are currently supporting disability sports clubs. The programme is aimed at volunteers, administrators, officials and coaches who have been newly recruited or those who would like to refresh their knowledge. The training will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills on how to deliver sport and active recreation sessions in a safe and inclusive way.
The disability club education programme will provide free training in the following courses:
- Sport NI Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Disability Sport NI, Disability Inclusion Training
The mainstream club education programme is aimed at mainstream club volunteers, administrators, officials and coaches who would like to improve their inclusive sport knowledge and have an interest in making their club environment more inclusive of disabled people. The training provided will also support clubs who are working to achieve Clubmark Accreditation.
Individuals can choose to attend one of both of the following training opportunities free of charge;
- DSNI Disability inclusion training
- DSNI Autism in Sport Training.