Staff Training

The value of staff training and workforce development in becoming an inclusive facility should never be underestimated. If staff attitude and the culture of the facility is not inclusive then this will prevent many users from using or getting much further than the front door of a facility.

The IFI Mark standards require staff to have received disability equality training to meet the needs of disabled people in a fitness environment appropriate to their role.  There are two elements of training for facility staff:-

Disability Equality TrainingWheelchair user at leisure centre reception

This course is for staff at IFI Mark facilities involved in supporting the delivery of fitness opportunities to disabled people. This includes all front of house leisure centre staff eg. gym staff, supervisors, facility staff, receptionists, caterers, cleaning staff and management.

It is a 6 hour course covering aspects of disability equality training.  Further details are available through the training section of our website - click the link above.  

Exercise and Disability

Woman on treadmill with trainerThis course is tailored specifically to meet the needs of fitness instructors ensuring that they have the knowledge required to deliver, safe and effective inclusive workouts. It provides instructors with the training, confidence and expertise in supporting relevant and safe fitness programmes with disabled people.  Courses are delivered by YMCAFit on behalf of the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI). They are nationally recognised courses and will provide candidates with a nationally recognised VRQ qualifications.

For further information click the link above and/or to book a place contact YMCAfit Tel: 0844 346 0036