The WDSA (UK) instructor training programme prepares WDS instructors for their pathway within the Long Term Instructor Development model, and provides the foundations for their Continual Professional Development (CPD) within the Wheelchair Dance sport world.
The structure also promotes a holistic instructor centred approach, where the instructor is concerned with the development of the dancers and competitors technical, tactical, physical, mental and personal skills appropriate to the needs, ability, and well-being of that individual. This approach helps form the foundation for lifelong participation in wheelchair dance sport or wheelchair dancing, and is achieved through fun, unique and enjoyable activities.
These courses are not funded at the moment so there will be a charge to attend please contact the WDSA (UK) for more information or look at the links below:
- Level 1 Wheelchair Dance Instructor
- Level 2 Wheelchair Dance Instructor
- Level 3 Wheelchair Dance Instructor
- Level 4 Wheelchair Dance Instructor
- Level 5 Adjudicator
Organising an Instructor Course
There are two ways to organise an instructor course can be run Open or Closed.
An open course is where any WDSA (UK) branch or organisation have a minimum of 8 candidates wishing to attend a course and would like to host one in their own venue. The course will be advertised across all networks to fill up the additional places, but WDSA (UK) administrates the course centrally.
A closed course is ideal for any organisation that has funding and enough people to fill a course on their own. This way that organisation is responsible for administering the course and ensuring candidates are booked on, whilst WDSA (UK) appoint a WDSA (UK) tutor, and send resources.
To organise a course of for more information please contact WDSA (UK) on email email@example.com or call 0300 111 30 45
Setting up a New Branch/Group
The WDSA (UK) wants to ensure that anyone who wants to become an instructor or who wants to set up a group/branch or become a partner can and will achieve this goal. We will assist anyone who is interested in helping others to understand wheelchair dancing or wheelchair dance sport.
There are three ways once you qualified as Level 2 Instructor that you can set up a branch or group in the community, the three that have been developed and work for our instructors are:
- You become a WDSA (UK) branch, this would be where, after your qualification, the WDSA (UK) will support you with back office function and help you to set your group up for a admin fee. This option means that you would have the support of the National Charity behind
- You set up your own group and affiliate with no direct administration support from the WDSA (UK), but follow the rules and regulations set out by the WDSA (UK), and are able to work with the WDSA (UK) to ensure a clear and consistent program is delivered, we would also then support you on a as and when basis.
- You are looking to run a in-house group for example a care home or you have your own company and want to incorporate the training the WDSA (UK) offers within your organisations. The WDSA (UK) would require a license agreement to be signed by the organisations, in which they recognise that the training they are delivering, is owned and on license to them from the WDSA (UK). They would need to follow the details in the licence agreement.
To find out more information on any of the above call 0300 111 30 45 or email firstname.lastname@example.org