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Workforce Diversity – Training Disabled People in the Fitness and Leisure Sector

Gain understanding, confidence, and solutions to help you to successfully include disabled learners on fitness and leisure-based training qualifications.


Are you a Tutor and Assessor training the workforce in fitness and leisure e.g. fitness instructors? This course is for you! All Tutors and Assessors should provide an inclusive environment that enables all learners to be successful, this includes people with impairments or who have specific requirements.

This elearning module explores why this important and the benefits. It equips learners, through a scenario-based approach, with an understanding of the challenges disabled people face accessing learning opportunities as well as providing an opportunity to explore potential solutions. The interactive module aims to build your confidence to include through a person-centred and solution-focused approach.

Workforce Diversity – Training Disabled People in the Fitness and Leisure Sector

  • eLearning module
  • 55 mins duration
  • 2 CIMSPA CPD points
  • £40
  • Suitable for Tutors and Assessors of qualifications in fitness and leisure

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the eLearning CPD module, you should:

  • Be able to identify the benefits and importance of creating an inclusive approach for disabled people to access training in the leisure sector.
  • Be able to identify and understand the challenges disabled learners face in accessing training in the leisure sector.
  • Be able to consider your own practice compared with the principles and factors of an inclusive culture and inclusive learning.
  • Be able to understand the needs of disabled people as learners of training in the leisure sector.
  • Explore potential solutions to the challenges faced by disabled people with a focus on planning and delivering accessible courses.
  • Have the ability to tutor / assess learners with impairments, which is person centred and enables learners to be successful through modification and adaptation.

This workshop is mapped to the CIMSPA standard working inclusively working with disabled people and will provide attendees that complete the elearning module with 2 CPD points.


In March 2022, EmployAbility Leisure was launched, which is an initiative to create more accessible and inclusive training and workplaces for disabled people in the leisure sector. Based on the EmployAbility Leisure Guidance, this elearning CPD module has been created to specifically train and support Tutors and Assessors to successful include disabled people as learners in leisure and fitness qualifications and continual professional development courses.

Why is this important? Although 1 in 5 of the working-age population in the UK have an impairment, only 52% are employed compared to 81% of non-disabled people, and there are indications that the employment gap is far greater within the leisure sector workforce. Attendees of this course will gain confidence and knowhow to maximise the opportunities of including an untapped audience of learners, as well as meeting their duties within the Equality Act 2010.

If you would be like to purchase this course for a number of your staff we can offer discounts on group bookings, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.