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Inclusion Training & Education

Welcome to the Inclusion Training and Education Section of Cork Sports Partnership.

This section includes information on training and education opportunities for people with disabilities and for any coaches, parents, teachers, sports leaders or anyone who has an interest in supporting people with a disability to take part in sport and physical activity. 

New Sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar

Cork Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are delighted to join forces to host a Sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar. 

This is a FREE 90minute interactive webinar, designed to create a greater awareness on the area of disability and how to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.  

Topics include:

  • Understanding Disability
  • Perceptions
  • Communication: Language and Etiquette 
  • Barriers to Participation
  • Inclusion: Intro to TREE and The Inclusion Continuum

There will be discussion elements throughout the webinar to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share your experience and time to ask questions. This Webinar is aimed at people who are interested in taking the first step in making their activities inclusive. 

Autism In Sport Online Workshop

This New Online Autism in Sport workshop will provide participants with an understanding of autism focusing on the delivery of sport. The course content is designed to help participants to recognise and understand key areas of consideration and to look at practical strategies which will help to include people with autism in sport.

Who is this workshop for?

Sports leaders, coaches, volunteers, teachers, principals, special needs assistants (SNAs), parents or anyone who has an interest in making their sport accessible and inclusive for people with Autism.

Topics covered include:

  • Autism and The Autism Spectrum
  • Understanding Behaviours & Senses
  • Communication & Environments
  • The Autism Passport
  • The TREE Model 
Disability Awareness in Sport Workshop

The Disability Awareness in Sport Workshop is an awareness building workshop aimed at anyone involved in sport or physical activity that would like to learn more about offering opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in their school, club or organisation. It is also targeted at those in management and supervisory roles, and who may or may not be involved in the direct delivery of physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.

Overview of course:

Disability Awareness in Sport Workshop: This workshop (contact time: 2 hours) is designed to build awareness around people with disabilities participating in sport and physical activity. It is an interactive workshop that covers perceptions, communication and etiquette, understanding disability and inclusion and readiness along with local initiatives for people with disabilities. It will also be a pathway for those who wish to participate in further learning opportunities. These include Disability Inclusion Training, Inclusive Fitness Training, Autism In Sport, and other courses offered through the National Training and Education Framework. 

On completion participants will receive a Sport Ireland & Active Disability Ireland endorsed certificate of attendance.

  • Would you like to book a Disability Awareness In Sport Workshop for your club, organisation or community group?
  • Please contact Sinéad, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership on 083 – 4115663 or email:
Disability Inclusion Training
  • Are you a sports coach/teacher/club leader/parent/SNA/volunteer?
  • Would you like to improve your knowledge on disability sport & inclusion?
  • Would you like to learn how to make your coaching sessions accessible to include participants with disabilities?
  • Why not sign up to the next Disability Inclusion Training Course in Cork
  • 1 day 6 hour training course, including 3 hours theory and 3 hours practical

This course is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills and ideas on how to adapt and modify your sport, physical activity or physical education sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.

Attendees will be engaged through interactive group work, theory content and will be introduced to adaptation tools which will be applied to a variety of games and activities on how to make these inclusive for all ability groups.

On completion of the course all attendees will receive an Active Disability Ireland Certificate of Attendance endorsed by Sport Ireland, a resource manual and a games booklet full of fun inclusive activities.

Check out Active Disability Ireland Inclusion Training Video here.

For further training event details visit: Active Disability Ireland Inclusion Training

For more information on the any of the above, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Sinéad Kelly on 083 411 5663 or email

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