Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme (AK4A ICT)

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme, part of the Active Kids For All scheme

To continue the momentum and create a lasting legacy for disabled people after The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme, part of the Active Kids For All scheme has been established, supported by a £1million investment from Sport England.

This initiative is being delivered through the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK).

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme is a three-hour practical workshop, complemented by eLearning that will support the workshop participants before and after the training. The learning helps delegates improve their knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to disabled people.

"This is the first time that I have received any input on how to support someone to feel included in sporting activity. I felt that the training challenged us to think about our current practices and how they could be improved. I am so pleased that I was able to enrol 14 colleagues onto the training so that they too could benefit from the learning."

Tina Tew, Mencap Activities Co-ordinator

"Excellently delivered. I really enjoyed the balance of practical and theory. The tutor was really passionate about the subject matter and was very inclusive in his approach of our group."

"Thank you, an enjoyable evening sharing and gaining knowledge from others."

Who is the training for?

The Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme is for those who:

  • Represent a community based group or organisation where the primary focus is not currently as a sport or physical activity provider
  • Have direct contact with disabled people
  • Have the opportunity to introduce physical activity and sport to disabled people.

In line with this, the course provides first step training to support:

  • Support workers including those in day, community and faith centres
  • Parents
  • Carers and personal assistants
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Community based groups and organisations.

"Very good indeed. It really felt clear how ‘step by step’ you can adapt, tailor and modify. The best inclusion training I have had in terms of making it manageable, realistic and practical."

What delegates will learn

By the end of the workshop, delegates will have:

  • learnt about practical tools to support inclusive delivery
  • explored creative ideas to support disabled people to access physical activity and sport
  • completed a workbook that will support their activity sessions going forward
  • learnt about local disability sport opportunities for participants, leaders, volunteers and coaches.

"A great course to gain ideas in a practical way."

How to get the best out of the Sainsbury’s ICT programme: a tale of two CSPs

A joint presentation webex from two County Sports Partnerships that have been using the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training (ICT) programme to great effect within their local communities.

Greater Sport and Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have engaged with local and national organisations to upskill their volunteers in order for them to delivery inclusive physical activity sessions to disabled and non-disabled people.

For them, the ICT programme has provided them with access to wider partnerships and brought many different people into volunteering. They haven’t stopped short at just having the workshops delivered; they both also run mentoring programmes to support the volunteers post-workshop to ensure they feel supported and remain engaged in their roles. Watch a recording of the webex:

How to organise the training

  1. You will need to be an AK4A Registered Partner to support the delivery of this programme. If you aren’t and would like to be, please contact the EFDS.
  2. Once you’re a Registered Partner, you will be provided with information about how to organise your programme of workshops and the supporting eLearning.
  3. Ensure you have read and can meet the organiser requirements (PDF).
  4. Submit your booking form.
  5. To advertise your workshop, please feel free to copy text from the workshop description. You can also embed the Workshop Widget to advertise specific workshops on your website.

"This training is something that everyone who works with disabilities should go to."

"Brilliant use of my time, thank you!"

Further information

If you have any queries, contact the Workshop Booking Centre by email or telephone: 0845-601 3054.

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