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Disability and Skills Unit Events

The Disability and Skills Unit organises a range of activities including seminars, webinars, outreach and other events to provide opportunities for sharing experiences of good practice and providing resources


Into Apprenticeships and Training: Why Employing Disabled People Benefits Employers


Into post-16 learning and work conference and workshop - Information and workshop about options, strategies and initiatives for disabled young people. This event will be of interest to parents and those supporting disabled young people into education, training and employment. 27 February 2019

Inclusive Practice: Disability and School Careers Advice, Information and Guidance training - The training is for those who wish to develop their understanding of disability equality and enhance their skills to support disabled learners with careers guidance and careers planning. It will also be of value to anyone working with young disabled people in a careers, enterprise and employability context. Series of courses from October 2018 to January 2019


What is neurodiversity? What adjustments by the employer or employee can make a difference? - This webinar is presented by Professor Amanda Kirby who has over 25 years’ experience of working in the field of neurodiversity. She is a GP and has a PhD in developmental disorders. She has written extensively and lectured internationally and founded an run a clinic supporting adults for more than 20 years. 11 May 2018

Top Tips for Careers Advisers Working in Education webinar - This webinar will cover best practice examples and explore ideas for supporting disabled learners to achieve their aspirations. 30 April 2018

Access to Work Workplace Mental Health Support Service Webinar - This webinar gives a review of The Access to Work, Workplace Mental Health Support Service: delivered by: Chris Kingsbury, Partnership Manager, Remploy Limited. 28 March 2018

Into Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and Supported Internships seminar - This free event will be of interest to employers and Human Resources and will include keynote contributions from National Apprenticeship Service, Access to Work, Disability Confident, local government, business representatives, training providers and organisations. 6 February 2018


Disability and my journey into Higher Education webinar - In this webinar one of our I Can Make It Champions, Bethany Young, will talk about some of the barriers she encountered in HE and will share solutions for making education more inclusive. 2pm Wednesday 29 November 2017

Top Tips: Job Coaching webinar - This webinar will cover best practice examples and explore ideas for supporting disabled learners, interns, trainees and apprentices to pursue their aspirations. 28 September 2017, 2pm

Post-16 Education and Skills Pathways event - This event will bring together key speakers and representatives from the Department for Education, National Development Team for Inclusion, Further Education Colleges, service providers, parents and other stakeholders to share best practice and raise awareness of new policies and developments about educational and career options for young people when they reach age 16. 19 October 2017

Making qualifications inclusive to disabled learners webinar 2 - This webinar, provides an overview of the work of Disability Rights UK, the Equality Act and some of the steps education providers and awarding bodies can take to make sure their qualifications are accessible to disabled learners and support all learners to achieve a greater awareness of disability related issues. 25 July 2017 

Making qualifications inclusive to disabled learners webinar - See above. 16 June 2017

Top Tips 2 for inclusive learning webinar - In this webinar, Dr. Melanie Thorley, *AccessAbility Co-ordinator, University of Greenwich talked about inclusive learning, reasonable adjustments and what support is available to students. 6 June 2017

Disability is not contagious, but your attitude might be webinar - In this webinar, Atif Choudhury from Diversity and Ability will talk about embedding inclusive practice in the workplace, the Equality Act 2010 and misconceptions and preconceptions about disability and employment. 25 May 2017

Disability and Skills Unit Apprenticeships Now event - This event shares best practice amongst employers and will explore ways for supporting apprentices living with a range of impairments and health conditions to pursue their goals, ambitions and aspirations and bring greater diversity in the workplace - 23 March 2017

Disability and Skills Unit inclusive practice in careers provision workshop - 21 February 2017


Top Tips for Inclusive Learning webinar - This webinar covered what is inclusive learning? how does the Equality Act 2010 define disability and what are reasonable adjustments? what support is available to students? 11:00 am 22 November 2016

Inclusive Apprenticeships and Skills Development Seminar - This free seminar was intended to broaden understanding of how to overcome barriers to progression into work experience and employment and to raise awareness for making apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships more accessible for people living with a range of impairments and health conditions. 18 October 2016

Access to Work question and answer session - Disabled People’s Organisations and individuals put questions to senior officers in the DWP responsible for Access to Work. August 2016

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