Training and Education

Cara coordinates, develops and delivers inclusive training and education workshops across the Sport, Fitness, Adventure and Education sectors. All our workshops are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, competence and skills necessary to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity, and increase quality provision.

Cara’s Tutor Team currently come from many different disabilities, sporting and physical activity professions and organisations.  Our tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each and every workshop. That, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm and love of what they do, always makes for an enjoyable learning experience.

Training & Education Update 2021 

2020 and 2021 offered us a fantastic opportunity to deliver our workshops through a virtual platform, and reach new audiences across Ireland. Our tutor network has provided huge support so that we could make this transition to online delivery over this period, and to them we are incredibly grateful.

However, with the gradual lifting of restrictions now taking place, we too are once again adapting to meet the growing needs of the sector. The health and safety of both our tutors and workshop attendees are paramount to us, so we have taken the decision to facilitate a review period over the next few months so we can best plan and prepare for a safe return to our workshop delivery.

This will reduce the number of further bookings we will be able to take on for the remainder of 2021. Due to the phenomenal demand for these workshops, we are currently approaching capacity for what we can deliver over this period and have limited availability left for workshops in October. We would encourage anyone interested in facilitating a workshop over this period to get in contact as soon as possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone for your ongoing support of our workshops, and to your commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.

We look forward to announcing our updated approach to our Training and Education workshops and resources and to working with you all in the very near future.


Our Workshops

Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop

  This workshop is designed to build awareness around people with disabilities participating in community sport and physical activity. On completion of the course all...


Autism in Sport Online Workshop

This online workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focussing on the delivery of sport. It will help participants to recognise and understand...


Inclusive Fitness Training Online Workshop

This workshop is designed to increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front line staff to work with people with...


Disability Inclusion Training Online Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and ideas on how to adapt and modify your sport, physical activity or physical...


Inclusive Adventure Activities Training Online Workshop

This workshop is designed to inspire participants to help make their adventure activities and outdoor environments more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. The...


Accessibility and the Great Outdoors Online Workshop

The training is designed to give an overview of the best practice outlined in Great Outdoors, A Guide for Accessibility and a foundation understanding of how...


Our approach

Cara advocates for the Inclusion Continuum and the TREE model across all sport and physical activity settings.

Inclusion Continuum

Rather than thinking of inclusion as everyone participating together, consider inclusion as a process of ensuring ALL are included at a level appropriate to them.

The activities can vary from “open” to “modified”, “parallel”, “reverse integration”, and “separate”. Sometimes we can think of “inclusion” as everyone participating together, but “open” activities aren’t always possible or may not be the best option for a particular session. Consider ranging from “fully integrated” to “fully segregated” when planning your activities.

Regardless of the activity provided, how can a sport coach, leader, or teacher adapt or modify their sessions to ensure they are inclusive for all ability levels?

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The TREE model can be applied to any given type of activity on the Inclusion Continuum. To modify and adapt your activities to make them more inclusive and accessible for all ability levels, you can take an inclusive approach in many different ways by applying this tool:

  • Teaching or coaching style: you can adapt the way you communicate with the participants
  • Rules and regulations: you can simplify or change the rules and regulations to make your activities more inclusive
  • Equipment: you can modify the equipment you use to help the participants access your activities
  • Environment: you can adjust where the activities happen and how they are structured to accommodate all ability levels

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop DateFacilitated byWhereTimeContact Name Contact emailPositions available
Autism in Sport Online9 Nov 2021Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing PartnershipZoom18.30-21.00Nuala O'Donovannuala.odonovan@dublincityContact Facilitator
Autism in Sport Online10 Nov 2021Meath Sports PartnershipZoom19.00-21.30Terry Donegantdonegan@meathcoco.ieContact Facilitator
Autism in Sport Online16 Nov 2021Ireland ActiveZoom10.00-12.30Alma Osmicinfo@lhfskillnet.ieContact Facilitator
Inclusive Fitness Training Online 25 Nov 2021Ireland ActiveZoom 10.00-13.30Alma Osmicinfo@lhfskillnet.ieContact Facilitator
Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop29 Nov 2021Golf IrelandZoom18.00-19.30Maeve Kellymaevekelly@golfireland.ieContact Facilitator
Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop13 Dec 2021Golf IrelandZoom18.00-19.30Maeve Kellymaevekelly@golfireland.ieContact Facilitator

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