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Duty to Care: Inclusion

Learn how to tailor your coaching to meet the needs of diverse audiences and discover practical tips to help you create a welcoming and supportive environment for all

  Knowledge Check

Do you feel ready to put your knowledge to the test? If so you can enrol now for FREE, otherwise you can continue reading this page to find more resource tips and guides and learn more about our courses and online learning products around this intrinsic theme of Duty to Care. Register for the Inclusion Knowledge Check and you will be automatically enrolled onto the Knowledge Checks for Diversity, Mental Health & Well-being, Physical Well-being, Safeguarding and Safe to Practice.


Below you will find essential resources, workshops and online courses covering the Inclusion pillar of Duty to Care.

Our comprehensive suite of learning aims to galvanise the coaching sector to fulfil its obligations around the education and provision of the six pillars of Duty to Care.

Key Resources


What is Inclusion? Your comprehensive Guide to becoming a more inclusive coach covers an analysis of what inclusion means and the tremendous benefits of inclusive practice.

Where is the Line? Action Replay



A guided discussion on selected clips from the 20-minute ‘Where is the Line?’ film that centre on inclusion. Watch the replays and work through key learning points. The guide contains a downloadable action planner that can be printed or completed digitally, to enable you to take away key learning and notes and use them within your coaching environment.

Upgrade to Premium Membership of UK Coaching Club to access a more dynamic 'Where is the Line?' guided reflection experience which uses the voice of industry experts to guide your learning and simulate a trainer-led session.

Virtual Q&A Experience



Join double Olympic gold-medallist Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE in our virtual Q&A. Dame Kelly will respond to your questions on the topic of Inclusion.

Have a front-row seat in the conversation with Dame Kelly in this immersive and interactive experience featuring the authentic voice of one of our best-loved sporting icons.





Beyond the Activity: Your Duty to Care



An introduction to the Duty to Care Hub, providing valuable insights into the six new pillars of Duty to Care.

Hosted by UK Coaching’s Head of Coaching and Policy Heather Douglas, discover how the latest in learning technology and host of new courses and resources can help you put Duty to Care at the heart of your coaching practice.

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Coaching



Director of Pride Sports Lou Englefield explores how to create truly supportive and accepting environments for all, discussing LGBTQ+ identities, the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion, LGBTQ+ people and mental well-bein and LGBTQ+ inclusive coaching practice.





Continue your learning journey

Handpicked resources on the theme of Inclusion that will help you develop your learning around this pillar of duty to care




Creating a Safe Space for Participation

In this recording of a Time2Learn session, Jude Toastland at the NSPCC and UK Coaching Safeguarding Lead Tutor Kam Ravel explore the key elements of safeguarding, discussing how everyone can play a part




So What is Developmentally Appropriate Sport?

A review of the research around developmentally appropriate sport, offering some insight into how coaches can, and should, be more aware of human development when they are coaching




How to Create an Inclusive Environment

Inclusion is about ensuring everyone has a positive experience of sport and physical activity. Here is our guide to being an inclusive coach




Understanding Thriving Environments

The first in a series on thriving environments, this resource explores the meaning of the state of thriving in physical activity and sport and what factors are needed for coaches and participants achieve it




Effective Communication is Part and Parcel of Great Coaching

Does being deaf or hard of hearing create a barrier to communication? Matt Majendie finds out what tactics deaf and hard of hearing coaches use to communicate with the people they coach and discovers the universal importance of good communication, regardless of your approach




Understanding the Activity Inclusion Model

The Activity Inclusion Model (AIM) supports a person-centred approach to physical activity and sport ensuring a great coaching experience for everyone

Other resources you may be interested in...




Holding Sessions that Welcome People Living with Dementia

There are more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the figure is likely to double over the next 30 years. Caroline Roberts asks how coaches can best engage with this growing section of the population




Coaching Women Through Pregnancy (Part 1)

Developed in Partnership with Public Health England this first pregnancy infographic explains the benefits of being active throughout pregnancy and what counts as being active




Reducing Physical Inactivity (Part 3)

The third animation in UK Coaching's 'Reducing Physical Inactivity' series provides practical tips to help you get more people active

Workshops and eLearning

Welcoming Environments: LGBTQ+ Communities



This is a short reflection journey, with tips, questions and branched scenarios for coaches to learn what makes a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community.

Explore myths and misconceptions around LGBTQ+ (including language terms used); the impact on the individual of getting it wrong versus when getting it right; igniting the movement for change, how can coaches make change happen and where to get support. 







Coaching People with a Visual Impairment



Grow your confidence including people with a visual impairment (VI) in your sessions and explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a VI.

Equality in Sport and Physical Activity



Sport and physical activity should be enjoyed by everyone. Understand what equality is and why we need it and learn how to create equal opportunities and experiences for all.

Gain a deeper awareness of why great people skills are an intrinsic part of being an effective coach by exploring the three core principles of understand, connect and thrive to help you develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity in your participants.

Coaching the Person in Front of You



UK Coaching, in partnership with Activity Alliance, have developed an eLearning module that is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the key principles of inclusion in sport and physical activity.

Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning