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Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

UK Coaching and British Blind Sport

Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

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Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

*All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

Join us (for less than 50p per week) and enjoy a 50% discount on this course.

In this course you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment.
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individual.
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course.

Full course details

  • This course is suitable for anyone looking to support visually impaired people to take part in sport and physical activity.

  • This course is self-paced and lasts approximately 2 hours. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle.

  • You have access to the course for 12 months from the point of enrolment.

  • Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course.

  • This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones.

    For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome.

    If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers:

    • HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
    • Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

    Before accessing the course please make sure you have turned on your screen reader software or the relevant browser settings that can assist users with visual impairments.

    The course also has both mouse, keyboard and TAB function. For keyboard functions:

    • Select TAB to progress through the content
    • Select Shift and TAB to review a section
    • Select Enter to select.


  • If you are an organisation and want to purchase this course for your learners get in touch.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

UK Coaching Subscribers can enjoy a 50% discount on this resource.

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Total price: £20.00
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What do other people think of the course?

  • Great introduction into how to be more inclusive for people with a visual impairment - time to put it into practice!
  • Really informative course that provides simple but useful detail about coaching visually impaired people.

  • Great course!

  • Brilliant course!

  • Excellent course. Very well presented and extremely interesting. Would definitely recommend.


  • Very insightful and knowledgeable course that has helped me greatly to better understand blind and visually impaired sport participation and coaching!

  • A well prepared and detail e-learning course that really gives confidence to the coach be able to work jointly with a visual impaired person to help achieve their goals.

  • A nice quick but very complete little course with valuable and useable content. Good downloads for reference and links for further information if needed or desired for development.