Association of Colleges
P5. Physical Activity Inclusion
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 19 December, 2011
There are 347 Further Education and Sixth Form colleges in England. AoC will support colleges to implement the national strategy "Growing sport, Growing colleges", which includes several specific strategic aims which demonstrate our commitment to developing fully inclusive sport.These are (ref EC6) "ensure a planned programme of talent identification and support to elite athletes - able bodied and disabled - which is compatible with NGB programmes" and (ref EN3) "encourage under represented groups to take up new activities" and (ref EN3) "ensure that all activities are inclusive, taking account of specific needs of disability groups" and (ref EN6) "decrease the number of students who are currently inactive".AoC is committed to the Physical Activity: Inclusion pledge "We will tackle the barriers to participation in physical activity faced by some of the most inactive groups in society" - we will deliver this by:developing and implementing a pilot project in conjunction with the national specialist colleges which seeks to produce resources, seminars, expert help and training materials to support general FE colleges to deliver more inclusive activity. This project will be led by Portland College, Royal National College for the Blind, Doncaster Deaf Trust and Derwen College, each specialising in a different form of disability - physical, sight, hearing and learning.seeking to develop a project in conjunction with Sporting Equals, to identify a cohort of students that are currently inactive and provide the means for increasing levels of activity.