Training

Browse our list of training resources which can assist in improving your knowledge of disability, access and inclusion.

Disability Awareness Training

Training courses to improve knowledge and understanding of disability.

  • Action on Hearing Loss: Deaf Awareness and Sign Language Training –  Training courses will improve staff confidence and communication skills when meeting customers who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Provided by Action on Hearing Loss.
  • Capability Scotland: Disability Equality Training – Any organisation who wants to understand the needs of its disabled customers and meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, both as a service provider and an employer, will benefit from Capability Scotland’s Disability Equality Training. Provided by Capability Scotland.
  • Leonard Cheshire  – “Disability Equality Training workshops provide the tools your business needs to become ‘disability smart’. The interactive sessions are suitable for people at all levels and delivered by expert trainers in your own workplace.”
  • Deafblind Scotland’s Accredited and Certificated Training –  A range of training courses that can be adapted to meet the needs of the client.  From advising a company lead to realise a more equal and accessible working environment and business premises, to one-to-one sessions guiding deafblind employee(s) and others with visual and/or hearing impairments to cope better in the workplace.
  • ENABLE Scotland –  ENABLE Scotland has experience in designing and delivering services based on principles of personalisation. Sharing their experiences for the benefit of the wider social care sector, by offering training and consultancy to other organisations moving towards personalised service delivery.
  • Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living – “Our training service creates learning opportunities for disabled people to develop their skills and also offers competitively priced training for organisations on topics such as Disability Equality and Self-Directed Support.
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Course material includes responding to a mental health crisis and information about the most common mental health problems. Participants develop skills in asking appropriate questions, listening without judgement and giving guidance about where help can be found. Provided by NHS Scotland.
  • Community Transport Association: Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) – PATS, developed jointly by Community Transport Association and Hampshire County Council, provides a nationally recognised standard of training to people whose role it is to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road.
  • People First (Scotland) is the only disabled people’s user-led organisation run by people with a Learning Disability in Scotland. We provide training to a wide variety of professionals and other groups. The training is specific to learning disability delivered by our members, all people with lived experience. The training is always tailored to the setting but often focuses on issues around human rights and equality.
  • Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross (CILPK): Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Training (Perth and Kinross) – Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross (CILPK) are currently providing disability awareness training to all Wheelchair accessible taxi drivers in Perth and Kinross.

Inclusive Communication Training

Training courses to improve accessibility of information.

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as part of the Scottish Right to Speak initiative, CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication.
  • Content Author Training – Content Author training will provide web teams with the accessibility knowledge to create fully accessible content. It will highlight the access barriers that can exist for users with a disability and users of assistive technology. Provided by
  • Easy Read Basics – This is a practical course which goes through all the steps involved in creating easy to understand information. What you learn on the day you can put into practice the next. Provided by Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)
  • Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) – SAIF provides in house training sessions and short online courses.  Our training has been developed to raise awareness of and provide guidance on the various aspects of producing accessible information.