About Ablity Consultancy

Our vision is to change perceptions and stigma of disability

Ability Consultancy (NW) Ltd was set up in 2019 to share disabled people's lived experiences, breaking down the barriers and stigma and supporting society to become fully accessible, inclusive, and disability aware. Ability Consultancy (NW) Ltd is based in the North West of England. We provide a wide range of Equality, Diversity education and training services, specialising in disability awareness and para sport to a wide range of sectors and people, from educating the next generation to CEO’s of organisations. We work with you to meet your aims and objectives to ensure that the services you provide, and any delivery you undertake is fully compliant and meet the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Claire Buckle

Founder and Tutor

Claire is the founder of Ability Consultancy and the author of this disability awareness course. She has Cerebral Palsy which affects the use of the left side of her body, as well as her speech. Claire has had a very successful life having represented GB in Para athletics at World and European levels. She is a level three tutor and delivered a wide range of courses and workshops.

She has worked within inclusion for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to this and our other services. She is very open, honest, and shares many of her experiences within this course. In 2022, she was one of 38 UK women to receive a Women in Innovation award, she was also listed in the NatWest top 100 Women in Social Enterprise in the UK, becoming a finalist at the awards.

In 2023 she was shortlisted for the Northern Women Power Awards in two categories and a finalist in two awards at the North West Federation of Small businesses, winning the Diversity and Inclusion award. 

Claire will certainly challenge you in this course to try simple everyday tasks her way!

Why Inclusive Sport is Important

Sport is important for everyone, not only for a person’s health but also for their wellbeing, and this is no different for a disabled child or person. There are over 53% of disabled children in mainstream schools, but they don’t all have the chance to experience physical education or sport. There are many factors that mean some disabled people cannot access sport like their peers and some of these include, lack of confidence from the teacher or coach, not knowing how to adapt the session to suit everyone’s needs and worried the disabled person might hurt themselves, just to name a few. After the positive exposure of para-sport in the UK following London 2012 Paralympic Games, this course introduces you to some of the simple approaches you can use to make your sessions inclusive, accessible and fun for all. It has been developed by a deliverer that has worked in Para sport for over 20 years. Claire first started as an athlete, then a coach and more recently a tutor and now classifier. Claire will share with you some of her challenges and experiences, showing you what is possible with a little trial and error and some fun along the way. The course is aimed at anyone wanting to gain confidence in delivering accessible sports sessions, whether in school or in a community environment.

Disability Awareness Course Brochure

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction - Test your knowledge and Course Workbook

    • Disability Awareness - Test Your Knowledge

    • Download your workbook here

  • 2

    Module One - Introduction and Disability Definitions and Types

    • Introduction and statistics

    • Definition of Disability

    • Types of disabilities - Physical and Hidden

    • Module One - Take home message

    • What can you remember?

  • 3

    Module Two - Communication and Terminology

    • Introduction

    • Communication Quiz

    • Communication and Terminology

    • Communication and Things to Remember

  • 4

    Module Three - Characteristics of Disability

    • Introduction

    • Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy

    • Characteristics of a Physical Impairment

    • Characteristics of Hearing Impairment

    • Characteristics of Visual Impairment

    • Characteristics of Learning Impairment

    • Take Home Message

    • Disability Characteristics Quiz

  • 5

    Module Four - The Role of Key People

    • Introduction to Module Four

    • The Role Of Key People

    • Top tips

    • Take Home Messages

  • 6

    Module Five - Introduction to STEP

    • Introduction to STEP - Module Five

    • Overview of STEP

    • Take home message

    • STEP Quiz - Test what you have learnt

  • 7

    Module Six - Introduction to The Inclusion Spectrum

    • Introduction To Module Six - The Inclusion Spectrum

    • The Inclusion Spectrum

    • Take home messages

    • Inclusion Spectrum Quiz

  • 8

    Module Seven - Para Sport in the UK

    • Introduction to Module Seven - Para Sport in the UK

    • Para Sport in the UK

    • Take home messages

    • Para Sport UK - How much do you know?

  • 9

    Module Eight - Introduction to the Law

    • Module Eight Introduction

    • Introduction to the Law

    • Take Home Messages

    • The Law Quiz

  • 10

    Module Nine - The Final quiz

    • The Final Quiz

    • End of Course feedback

    • End of Course details

Additional Information

  • Qualified Deliverers

    All of our courses are written by deliverers with lived experiences of disability. Claire the author is a retired GB athlete, high performance para coach and has spent over twenty years adapting sport for all.

  • 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"

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the payment for the course secure?

    Yes, all our course payment transactions are secure through Stripe.

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    We say to allow 2-3 hours to complete the course. You are able to revisit each lesson as much as you need in the 28 days of access, so can ensure you have all the notes and take away statements you need.

  • I am not tech savy, do i need anything special on my device to undertake the course?

    No, the course content is in video form and all you need to do is click play. The quizes at the end of each module are very easy and will play on your browser.

  • How long do i get to complete the course?

    Once you have enrolled you have 28 days to complete the course

  • What support is available to me throughout the course?

    The course comes with a downloadable workbook. This will allow you to take notes and write the key information down that you may need in the future.

Enroll now!

Start today to ensure everyone can take part in physical activity not matter of their ability