New Inclusive Club Resource

Introducing the E-Learning Module developed by Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is proud to introduce the new free Inclusive Club Resource E-Learning Module. It aims to provide clubs and activity providers with a resource to further their knowledge in creating an inclusive club culture for participants with disabilities.

As the Scottish governing body of all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a disability, SDS has the vision of a Scotland where sport and physical activity are welcoming and inclusive for participants with disabilities.

Gavin Macleod, SDS CEO says:

“This is an important step in supporting inclusive practice within sports clubs and sessions. While we know that the resource by no means provides all solutions to challenges faced, it will provide club and activity providers with the skills and confidence to engage and welcome participants with disabilities.”

What does the resource cover?

The resource provides learners with access to information, tools and support while focusing on enabling the creation of an action plan within clubs, sessions, and communities to further develop inclusion in all areas.

SDS hope that participants will have the confidence and competence to reach out and welcome participants with disabilities to clubs and sessions. In addition to this, the resource will positively challenge and highlight further areas for support, such as equality, diversity, and inclusion.

SDS continue their work with partners to offer a comprehensive range of physical activity and sports options for participants with physical, sensory and learning disabilities in Scotland.

An example of inclusive practice within a club can be found here.

Module breakdown

Throughout the resource, learners will have the opportunity to carry out self-reflection and identify key actions through interactive and engaging units.

The module covers the following nine units:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Understanding Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity
  • Understanding Inclusive Clubs
  • Developing an Inclusive Culture 
  • Effective Communication
  • Education and Learning
  • Partnerships 
  • Pathways & Competition
  • Further Information

SDS Pathways Manager, Lynne Glen told us how important it is to let clubs and session organisers know that this resource is available:

“We want as many people across as many sports as possible using this resource. It isn’t sport specific so it can help everyone to take positive steps to improve inclusive practice for participants with disabilities to get involved in physical activity and sport. We know that education and support are key to creating an inclusive culture and the Inclusive Club E:learning supports this in a practical way. We want governing bodies, Active Schools, community sport hubs, clubs and sessions across the country will help spread the word and promote this innovative resource.”

Who is it for?

The e:learning is designed for club volunteers and staff involved in any sport who want to be more inclusive. If you are committed to developing a club or session that is open and welcoming for participants with disabilities this course is for you!

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