WheelPower is the national charity for wheelchair sport and its our mission to support disabled people of all ages to lead healthier and more active lives through movement, activity and sport.
We understand that there are many people in our community working with people with physical disabilities, and this short online course is here to give you the knowledge and confidence in your own organisations. Time is precious which is why we have re-engineered this course content to make the very best of your limited time.
- Thursday 25 January 2024 > 10.00-12.30
- Thursday 15 February 2024 > 9.30-12.00
What’s new …
- The course is now split into two parts: a self-guided learning module to be completed in your own time, and a tutor led online course lasting approximately 2 hours.
- The course scope is broader. It now covers a much wider range of opportunities open to wheelchair users, and includes more practical session examples across a variety of sports.
“We know professionals are busy, but are really keen to learn from us. So over the Summer we have re-engineered our existing course to cover a broader range of content in less time, drawing from the collective experience of the team at WheelPower” Ella Willott, WheelPower Partnership Development Manager
*NEW* Course Format
Will now take place in two parts. All attendees will be sent the link to the Online Training module upon signing up to the course and will be asked to complete this prior to attending the Tutor Led element.
- Part 1: Self-Guided Learning Module (45 minutes to 1 hour) The module will allow learners to develop an understanding of how to include participants with spinal cord injury and other physical impairments in movement, sport, and activity. The module also covers thought-provoking topics such as barriers and opportunities to participation, use of appropriate language, and off-court considerations that could help to make a sport or activity more accessible and inclusive for all.
- Part 2: Tutor Led Online Course via Zoom (Approx 2 hours) The tutor led course will be interactive, with break out room discussions and the opportunity to learn from the lived experiences of our tutor. The tutor will guide you through some ideas and examples of sports and activities that are inclusive and can be adapted for physical disabilities. The overall aim of the course is to enable learners to develop their confidence in working with and supporting physically disabled people to enjoy, participate and access sport, activity and movement opportunities.
Who is the course suitable for?
If you are a teacher, coach, sports student, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist striving to adapt your sports session for wheelchair participants, then this training is for you.
This course will enable you to support WheelPower in the delivery of programmes and events as well as other governing bodies, organisations and clubs that provide opportunities for disabled people to participate in wheelchair sport and physical activity.
After the course each participant will be provided with further support from WheelPower Sports Team should you have additional questions, or need us to help you make contact with organisations local to you.
This is a FREE course, but we would be grateful for a charitable donation to support WheelPower’s vital work (suggested donation £5) If you have any problems with making a donation please contact us using the details below.
If you have any questions about this course please contact the team via email@example.com
Training for Colleges/Universities and Groups
As well as the public course WheelPower also works with teachers, students, coaches and employees to provide closed online courses for larger groups. To book an exclusive course for your college, university or group please email firstname.lastname@example.org