It’s well documented that those with learning difficulties are less likely to be involved in sport or an active lifestyle.
This is sometimes due to the accessibility of sports and a lack of accessible routes to roles within sport.
During these pilot training sessions, the Turning Tides Project has documented the journey of some of the people with and without learning disabilities taking part, through a series of video interviews.
It intends to use their experiences to evaluate this new approach to delivering accessible coaching qualifications by identifying the barriers that might stop them from taking part. It hopes to be able to make recommendations about the future provision of sports coaches.
The project team expects to complete this evaluation in March 2017. Until then, you can keep up to date with developments on the Turning Tides Project website.