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Disability Awareness Training

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6. May 2015
80.00 EUR (VAT excl.)
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Course Outline:

  • An overview of the relevant anti-discrimination and equal opportunities legislation
  • Information on disabilities and abilities focusing on mobility and sensory issues
  • Perceptual awareness exercises that aim to dispel common myths
  • Disability etiquette to clarify appropriate language and behaviour
  • Information on dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

This will be done by a number of different methods such as group work, individual exercises, powerpoint presentations and short video presentations to discuss. Participants will also do a group project following the course in order to get certification

The Disability Awareness Support Scheme

The Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme provides funding so that employers can buy in Disability Awareness Training for their staff. The purpose of the training is to deliver clear and accurate information about disability and to address questions or concerns that employers and employees may have about working with people with disabilities.

The training is aimed at providing participants with an understanding and awareness of the issues surrounding disability, including:

  • An overview of relevant anti-discrimination and equal opportunities legislation
  • General and specific information on disabilities, perceptual awareness exercises and disability etiquette

Available Grants

Grants of 90% of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of €20,000, are available to private companies in the first year and 80% in the second and subsequent years. Eligible costs include actual fees paid in respect of external programmes trainer’s fees for in-house staff training, open learning/computer/web based training programme fees and learning materials e.g. manuals, books, clearly associated with the relevant training programme to a maximum of €650.