Disability Awareness Module

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Disability Awareness Module

Disability Awareness Module

Throughout this course you will gain the confidence to support disabled participants within your coaching sessions. The skills you will develop during this course are applicable across all gymnastics disciplines.

This course is not a requirement, however it is recommended that it is taken when working with disabled participants in order to raise awareness and progress your coaching ability.

This course is open to anyone who has completed a BG recognised coaching course.

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Who is this Aimed at:

This award is designed to be accessible for any level of coach working within any discipline.

What To Expect:

An informative course focused on disability awareness. This course will cover the social model of disability, terminology, barriers and solutions, practical advice and examination of key theories and models for inclusion.

Delivery Method:

7 hours (one day) practical based.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required for this course.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

No mentor is required for this course.

What Resources Are Included:

Course specific resource pack.


£65 for British Gymnastics Gold, Silver or Bronze members (£100 for Temporary, Subscriber and non BG members)


At the end of this course the learner will understand:

  • The social model of disability
  • Terminology
  • Barriers and solutions
  • Key theories and models for inclusion

Learner must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course

Theory Delivery:

  • British Gymnastics philosophy and policy
  • Disability awareness
  • The social model of disability
  • Disability discrimination act
  • Terminology
  • Barriers and solutions
  • Facility access tips
  • Providing gymnastics for people with disabilities
  • Points of advice
  • Communication
  • Catering for individual needs
  • Consent form example
  • The ‘new’ inclusion spectrum
  • The STEPS theory
  • Individual's needs related to common disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental health difficulties and disorders
  • Profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • Invisible disabilities
  • Manual handling

Practical Delivery:

  • Learners will be guided through various scenario based coaching situations where they can learn useful strategies to conduct really effective gymnastics sessions which include disabled people with a range of different impairments. The practical will also focus on adaptations to gymnastics skills and progressions which help in the coaching of disabled people.

Assessment Method:

On course assessment.

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

When Is My Assessment:

Throughout the course.

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