UK Coaching - How to Coach Disabled People in Sport Workshop Short Course

UK Coaching - How to Coach Disabled People in Sport Workshop Short Course

Broaden your skills and make your sport or physical activity sessions accessible to everyone. This workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more accessible and more effective.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day course


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Tuesday 19th November 2019; 6:00 – 9.00pm, UCLan Sports Arena (Meeting Room)

Entry Requirements:


Shuttle bus times 18.45 to USA & 21.45 to SU.

Maximum course numbers = 25
(students can go on a waiting list after the course is full)

Course Content

Course Outline:
This workshop is a 'Minimum Standard for Active Coaches' requirement for many governing bodies of sport. The 'Minimum Standards for Active Coaches' are seen as the basic standard every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.)

Highlights of the course

- 3 hour course
- This workshop will give you the confidence and understanding to ensure your coaching is more inclusive.
- Enhance your coaching by ensuring it is more inclusive.
- Meet the 'Minimum Standard for Active Coaches' requirement for many governing bodies of sport.


You will learn how to:

- Develop coaching strategies that encourage a welcome and inclusive introduction to sport and physical activity.
- Select appropriate coaching activities for disabled people to suit their needs, including how to make minor adjustments to make your sessions more effective.
- Communicate effectively with: deaf people, people who have difficulties with speech, visual impairments, a learning disability or a physical impairment.
- Create a safe environment for everyone.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The coach tutors, assessors and verifiers are fully trained and accredited to deliver the best quality course and learning environment as is possible for each candidate.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the course, you will:

- Enhance your coaching by ensuring it is more inclusive.

- Meet the 'Minimum Standard for Active Coaches' requirement for many governing bodies of sport.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including public and private sector providers, professional teams and clubs including Wigan Warriors RLFC, Preston North End FC and Preston City Council.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Cost: £25

How to Apply

Payment made over the phone at UCLan Sports Arena (01772 761000) or in person at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400