Why Disability Awareness?

There are currently 13.9 million disabled people in the UK, of which 8% are children, 19% are working age, and 45% are of pension age (Scope 2018). Society has moved on a lot in the last few years and great strides have been made to support this very important group in accessing goods and services. There has been a notable increase in the numbers of disabled people who are becoming more confident to access local services and activities, which is great to see. However, there is on occasion still a lack of knowledge by the public in understanding disabilities and how best to support these people. This introductory course introduces people to the different types of disabilities, the barriers people might face and the correct communication. It has been produced by disabled people themselves and provides lived experiences and examples. The course is aimed at anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of disability, especially customer-facing staff and third sector workers and volunteers.

Additional Information

  • Certificate of Attendance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be emailed a PDF quality assured certificate. The certificate does not have an expiry date, however, for good practice, it is recommended that this course is revisited every three years.

  • CPD Accredited

    This course is accredited by the Continued Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, which is an independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

  • Course Workbook

    The course includes a downloadable PDF course workbook, allowing you to make notes as you go and keep a record of what you have learnt. This will be available to download in lesson one after completion of the "how much do you know quiz"

  • Qualified Deliverers

    All of our courses are written by deliverers with lived experiences of disability. We pride ourselves on using disabled people to use their open and honest experiences of life to change the perceptions of others and break down the barriers and stigma of disability.

What does the course cover?

  • 1

    How much do you know?

    • Disability Awareness - Test Your Knowledge

    • Download your course workbook here

  • 2

    Module One - Introduction to Disability

    • Introduction

    • Introduction and Disability Definition

    • Definitions

    • Types of Disability

    • Module One - Take home message

    • What can you remember?

  • 3

    Module Two - Communication and Terminology

    • Introduction

    • Communication Quiz

    • Communication and Terminology

    • Module Two - Take home messages

  • 4

    Module Three - Characteristics Of Disabilities

    • Introduction

    • Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy

    • Characteristics of Physical Disabilities

    • Characteristics of Hearing Impaired

    • Characteristics of Visual Impairment

    • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities

    • Take home message

    • Disability Characteristics Quiz

  • 5

    Module Four - Barriers Faced by Disabled People

    • Module Four Introduction

    • Disability Awareness Barriers Part One

    • Disability Awareness Barriers Part Two

    • Take Home Messages

    • Disability Barriers Quiz

  • 6

    Module Five - The Law

    • Module Five Introduction

    • The Law

    • Take Home Messages

    • The Law Quiz

  • 7

    The Final Quiz

    • The Final Quiz

    • End of Course details

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Make sure you support any disabled people in your community and you are inclusive, accessible and supportive of anyone