-A A +A
Select color visibility that suits you Basic theme Dark theme Darker theme Text only

Disability confidence training

Disability confidence and awareness training

Most people acquire their impairment or health condition during adult life so it is important that managers and all staff become more confident when managing and working with disabled people in the workplace.

Why choose us?

We are a registered charity with expert trainers with over 25 years experience in the disability and equality field. We have a unique perspective to provide disability awareness training as we are led by disabled people and support people across the UK with every type of impairment. Our courses have been written by people who pioneered the disability rights movement and legislation.

All of our courses are delivered by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions. The courses are delivered in a jargon-free and open environment, and are interactive, involving discussion, group work, reading case studies and personal reflection.

In feedback received:

  • 100% of people rated the content of the training good or excellent
  • 100% people rated the trainer as good or excellent
  • 43% were very confident about disability after the training (as opposed to only 16% before the training)

View our training flyer

Feedback on our expertise

“There is no one else quite like Disability Rights UK out there providing this sort of business solution from a position close to the disability landscape. Their understanding of disability employment and service provision issues is very good.”

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

"In 2012 we commissioned Disability Rights UK to assist us with a piece of work that would help us understand disabled customer needs. The report contained a wealth of information that exceeded our expectations in terms of insight and value. It was a pleasure working with Disability Rights UK in their professional capacity."

Lloyds Banking Group

Disability Confidence Training for Managers

We are currently online running in-house training courses.

Course Objectives

By the end of our course, you will:

  • have a solid understanding of disability equality and what this means in managing and recruiting disabled staff
  • be confident in identifying access issues, interacting with disabled employees and supporting them
  • develop and motivate your workforce through inclusive practice
  • understand the issues that disabled people encounter and the range of needs of disabled employees
  • understand the Equality Act and your obligation as an employer
  • appreciate the real benefit that supporting and employing disabled people can have on your workplace
  • become more effective in accessing a pool of diverse, talented people
Course Content
  • disability myths and misconceptions
  • business case for disability equality
  • models of disability
  • barrier removal
  • legal definition of disability
  • Equality Act and the obligations on your business
  • applying the law – reasonable adjustments
  • changes in communication style and behaviour
  • importance of language and avoiding assumptions
  • signposting to resources, funding, support and external opportunities to develop leadership of disabled staff
  • helping your staff become open about their impairment or health condition and their access needs

In-house course - now delivered online via Teams or Zoom

Full day in-house course (10.00am to 3.30pm)

Delegate numbers: Ideal for around 10 - 12 delegates

We are always happy to adapt our standard training courses to meet your specific needs.

For more information, please contact Tony Stevens at tony.stevens@disabilityrightsuk.org.


Disability confidence awareness training


Introductory video