Access Unlimited Wales –  Capacity Building Training

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Who are we?

Access Unlimited is a new programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Royal Society of Blind Children (RSBC) are working across Wales in partnership with the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), The Welsh Council of the Blind, North Wales Society for the Blind, Vision Support and Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales.

 Aiming higher for children and young people:

This project responds to the independent recommendations presented to Welsh Government on the Youth Work Strategy for Wales.

In particular:

  • To work together to promote equality, inclusion and diversity, both in terms of access to youth work services in Wales, and in relation to the role that youth work services can play in proactively challenging discriminatory attitudes and behaviours within society.
  • To build on its commitment to support and develop the youth work profession with a career structure offering progression.

For the full report: ‘Time to deliver for young people in Wales – Achieving a sustainable delivery model for youth work services in Wales’, please click here

What is the training about?

This is a free interactive, online, three-hour training course, where you will gain the knowledge and confidence to be able to include blind and partially sighted children and young people into your provision. This includes local youth clubs, activities, sports sessions or anything else that welcomes children and young people to your provision.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn about common eye conditions and their impact on the individual, as well as myth-busting around sight loss. You’ll learn key guidance around how to make your clubs, activities and sessions VI (vision impaired) friendly.

There will be an opportunity to gain practical understanding of adapting virtual and physical activities to make them inclusive to children and young people with sight loss.

What if I cannot attend the live or face-to-face training?

We have a special 40-minute Video-on-Demand Option for Children and Youth Volunteers who are short on time and cannot attend the full training. You can register here for the Video Training.

The Qualification:

Accredited by Agored Cymru, with support from Adult Learning Wales you will be able to gain an accreditation in:

  • Adapting Sessions to Include Young People with a Vision Impairment Entry Level 3 (1 credit)
  • Adapting Sessions to Include Young People with a Vision Impairment Level 1 (1 credit)

These units are available on the Agored Cymru website, unrestricted so it is available to other Centres, and is available to download and register learners against.

Is the training for me?

This course is for anyone delivering services for children and young people. You might be a youth worker, volunteer, a young person or anyone with a role working directly with children and young people.

Download the Capacity Building Training Leaflet

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How do I register?

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