Applying for the InstructAbility programme

Before you apply read below:

Who is eligible?
✔ Disabled
✔ Unemployed (There is a flexible policy regarding employment and enquiries are dealt with individually. Suitable unemployed candidates will be prioritised.)
✔ 16yrs + (no maximum age)
✔ Participant experience relevant to the training course (eg gym user, swimmer, exercise to music)
✔ Able to attend all programme dates
✔ Able to commit to minimum 12-16 weeks voluntary work placement including community outreach activities

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people who can use their own experience of overcoming barriers to exercise and improving physical function and/or mental health, to inspire and support other disabled people to participate in fitness activity. 

We welcome applications from people with a range of impairments but please note that Gym Instructor candidates need to be able to work at level 2 standard (equivalent to GCSE) due to the theory components in anatomy and physiology which are an examined part of the course.

InstructAbility graduates come from a vast range of backgrounds including people who face barriers in entering the fitness industry, people who have lost a previous job due to an impairment, individuals who have acquired an injury through sport, those who are involved in disability sport,  as well as injured armed service personnel transitioning from the armed forces.

Visual impairment:  We welcome people with sight loss onto the Programme. If a candidate has total sight loss they will need to provide a support worker/volunteer to assist them during the industry placement. We are unable to accept people with significant sight loss on the Swimming Programme.

Hearing impairment:  The course is open to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, however anyone who requires a BSL interpreter will need to secure the funding and interpreter for the training and placement.

The application process

  1. You can only apply for a programme if it is being advertised and is open for application.
  2. You can view any programmes that are open for application here.
  3. Check you can attend all the course dates and travel to the venue for the training.
  4. If your application is shortlisted you will be asked to complete an online task and you will be telephoned by InstructAbility staff and sometimes the training provider to discuss your  application and any support/adjustment needs.
  5. If selected you will complete an online enrolment form and attend an Induction day prior to    starting the programme. (No Induction day for CPD modules)
  6. Read the terms & conditions of the InstructAbility Programme Terms & Conditions 

OK now you have all the information you can complete an  online application here.

If you are interested in InstructAbility but there are no programmes due to run in your area please submit an expression of interest form.

If you have any questions or problems with the online application please contact: 

 [email protected]  07407532197 

 [email protected] 07766923328



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