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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 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

This course is for you if you are a manager wanting to increase your awareness and knowledge of supporting disabled colleagues – as members of staff, volunteers or young people on work experience.


18 June 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: London

Cost: £135 inc. VAT for DR UK members

£180 inc. VAT for non-members

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
  • have a set of tools that can help you to reduce sickness and stress in your workplace
Course Content
  • barrier removal
  • the definition of disability
  • the models of disability
  • the law and the obligations on your business
  • applying the law – reasonable adjustments
  • the business case for disability equality
  • disability myths and misconceptions
  • changes in communication style and behaviour
  • the 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

To register for our next course, please click here or to request further information, please contact training@disabilityrightsuk.org.

Register for our June course here.

In-house course

Full day in-house course (10.00am to 4.00pm)

Delegate numbers: Ideal for around 15 delegates

*We are always happy to adapt our standard training courses to meet your specific needs, click here to find out more about our consultancy services.

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

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Disability confidence awareness training