Online Access and Inclusion Training
About Access has been delivering Access and Inclusion Training for nearly 20 years. In 2020, our access training consultant developed a system which allows the Access and Inclusion Training course to be taken online. Following numerous successes in Northern Ireland, the Access and Inclusion Training is now available in England, Scotland and Wales.
Access & Inclusion Training Course
The Access & Inclusion Training course is broken down into manageable sections, with the course totalling 11 hours. You will have continuous access to the training course throughout the duration, to revisit sections or topics of your choosing. You will also be provided with a 180-page training manual which is yours to download and keep.
We are here to support you through the duration of your Access & Inclusion training. As part of your online course, you will also be given access to a dedicated and qualified access consultant for 1-2-1 virtual meetings. These meetings are designed to help support your learning and as an opportunity to ask questions tailored to your field.
- “We were presented with a lot of information, but the course was well structured and that helped us understand everything. It also made a complicated subject accessible and interesting.” Delegate at Access Audit course.
- “This was a really comprehensive, thorough course which was a logical progression from our previous course. We now have to apply this and put it into practice.” Delegate at Access Audit course.
- “Very in-depth course with good resources to allow you to carry out an Access Audit" - Davina
- "I thought the course was great. Really opened my eyes to the potential obstacles and issues that could arise. The content was delivered in a very straightforward and understandable manner.” - Peter
- “As an architect I started the course pretty familiar with accessible design requirements. However, with Ian’s teaching I have gained a greater understanding of the disabilities and impairments we must design for and the belief that truly inclusive design goes beyond the legislative requirements.” - Katie
- “The online training has been the best I have seen and participated in as the content was of the highest quality for us all as users – a real portal of information and unlike face-to-face training we could go over areas of the training repeatedly as to create fuller understanding. The opportunities to access the facilitator were of a high professional standard, with online opportunities to question as you train and regular Zoom meetings. This was so helpful. This training is certainly accessible in these new challenging times and is highly recommended.” - Louise Boyce
Online Access Audit Training
There are two courses available, one for Northern Ireland and the other for England, Scotland and Wales. The difference between the two is that Northern Ireland has the DDA with England Scotland and Wales having the Equality Act There is also a slight difference in the Building Regulations and these factors are highlighted throughout the training.
Below is a table showing the differences between the in-person and the on-line training.
The training is suitable for anyone who has an interest in understanding the built environment and helping to make it as accessible as possible. You do not need to have a background in construction or equalities to undertake the course.
The course will give you the basics to start carrying out Access Audits of existing buildings or design reviews of proposed buildings or extensions.
Throughout the course there is the opportunity to get in touch and ask questions along with the two on-line sessions. The meetings are a question and answer session – your opportunity to ask me questions about the course or maybe about a project you are working on.
Payment is either by the online portal on the Podia website at https://ianstreets.podia.com/ or by contacting us for an invoice. There are discounts available for multiple users.
Access auditor training comparison between in person training and online.
|How many people is the training for?||Up to 12||1 person.
Discounts are available for groups.
|Where is the training held?||You provide the venue as we come to you.*||Wherever you set up your computer. The training is delivered via the Podia training platform.|
|How long does the training last?||2 days||Approximately 11 hours of video plus two Zoom meetings.|
|Training manual 1|
|Introduction and about me|
|Problems with buildings|
|Practical||We spend up to half a day looking at examples and discussing options plus a walk around the building where we are delivering the training.||We look at some photographs with a view of possible options.|
|Supplementary resource list and extras – part of the training manual|
|Site note Prompts - part of the training manual|
|Zoom meetings||We allow for 2 two Zoom meetings. One mid-way through the training at a point in the training to suit you. The second once you have completed the training. These Zoom meetings are an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any points. The timings of the meetings are to be mutually agreed.|
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