Sense Active for professionals

Get in touch

Get in touch with us at [email protected] if you’d like to find more resources, speak with our team, or learn more about our programmes. 

We have a host of resources that will help sports practitioners, coaches, teachers and support staff provide sensory experiences for people who are deafblind or disabled. 

We also support the sports and social care sectors through consultation and training. Our tools, training and resources can help you ensure your sports programmes are more inclusive and accessible. 

This page is aimed at professionals working in sports. If you’re looking to learn more about the sports and activity-based services we offer or are interested in accessing them, visit our service page.

Quick facts about Sense Active

  • We’ve delivered over 7,000 inclusive sport and physical activity sessions.
  • Over 5,000 individuals have attended Sense Active activities.
  • We’ve received over £2m funding from Sport England to deliver meaningful sport and physical activity opportunities for people with sensory or complex disabilities.

Training and workshops

We offer workshops that are designed to help you support people with disabilities in sports and movement-based activities. 

Explore the trainings and workshops we offer below, or visit our booking system to sign up for our upcoming sessions.

Connecting differently through sport workshops

Who’s it for?

Aimed at people in a range of different roles, the workshop is useful for PE teachers, health and social care organisations or charities, sports development professionals and leisure centre staff, including front of house staff.

What will you learn?

This workshop will increase your awareness, teach you specialist skills and build your confidence when supporting disabled people to access sport.

  • Understand the different disabilities a participant may have – and how these may affect someone taking part in a sport and physical activity session.
  • Learn about the barriers to participation that people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities face – as well as solutions to overcome them.
  • Understand how to communicate with people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities using a range of communication methods
  • Feel more confident to adapt a sport and physical activity session to make it more accessible to all.

Pricing

Online learning classroom (Two hours)

  • Individual cost: £20 per person
  • Organisation cost: £200 for between 6 – 15 people

Face to face workshops (Three hours)

  • Individual cost: £45 per person
  • Organisation cost: £450 for between 8 – 24 people and tutor travel expenses

How to book

If you or your organisation are interested in joining our training programme, please get in touch at [email protected] to learn more. 

Sensory walks workshop

Who’s it for?

Activity leaders who will lead sensory walks and are looking to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of their programmes.

What will you learn?

The sensory walks training aims to improve your understanding of sensory walks, how to plan safe and accessible walks, as well as top tips on activities that engages the senses.

The training is suitable for all levels of experience, however, if you have limited experience we’d also recommend attending an introductory walk leader training.

Pricing

Our walks training sessions are free.

How to book

We’re now taking bookings for online training sessions, beginning on 17th May 2022. Sign up for a workshop through our online booking system or, for more information, please contact [email protected]

Sensory football workshop

Who’s it for?

Find out how to organise sensory football activities for people with complex disabilities with our workshop.

The training is for organisations who support people with complex disabilities to be active, no other football qualifications are needed.

Read on for more information, or sign up.

What will you learn?

Sensory football activities are an accessible way to make sure that people with complex disabilities can get the most out of sport. If you support people with complex disabilities to take part in sport, we’ve put together a workshop, videos and a handy toolkit to help you lead your sessions.

  • Tips on how to plan sessions.
  • Support for evaluating sessions.
  • Information on why sensory football is important for people with complex disabilities.

Pricing

Please get in touch to learn more about our pricing.

How to book

Sign up for a workshop by booking online or by contacting [email protected]

Sense’s course provided a new perspective and different ideas on how to better include participants with disabilities to meet their needs.

James, activity leader

Become a partner

Partnerships with those from sport, health and social care sectors are crucial to providing inclusive opportunities for people with complex disabilities to be active. 

If you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch at [email protected].

Meet our partners

Cross-sector partnerships are crucial to our success. We’d like to thank all those who have provided a contribution to Sense Active projects.

Get in touch

Get in touch with us at [email protected] if you’d like to find more resources, speak with our team, or learn more about our programmes. 

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