Training and events

The following events are taking place this summer:

Haggeye and Haggeye Juniors launch.

Date: June 20

Venue: Strathclyde Country Park.

We warmly invite mums and dads, children and siblings to the launch of Haggeye Juniors, a new group for 5 to 12 year olds with sight loss.

RNIB Activate 'Stepping Out' Summer Camp 2015.

Date: July 13-17

Venue: Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9BA.

Travel will be by coach leaving Gullane Street, Partick at 1.45pm.

To encourage increased independence and preparation for adulthood, we are running a Summer Camp for young people aged 11-13 years old. This event will focus on the issues that affect young people living with sight loss such as confidence, independent living, technology, social skills. However, it won't all be work! We will have a great activities programme and it will be an opportunity to make new friends of the same age.

Please apply by Monday, 1 June.

RNIB Activate 'Promoting Independence' Summer Camp 2015.

Date: July 27-31

Venue: Broomlee Centre, West Linton, EH46 7BU.

Travel will be by coach leaving RNIB Scotland, Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh at 1.45pm.

To encourage increased independence and preparation for adulthood, we are running a Summer Camp for young people who are entering Secondary 4 and upwards at school, or are just about to leave for college / university / employment. This event will focus on the issues that affect young people living with sight loss, such as confidence, independent living, technology, social skills, getting a job. However, it won't all be work! We will have a great activities programme which includes kayaking, archery, pole-climbing, etc. and it will be an opportunity to make new friends at the same age.

Please apply by 1 June.

All the above events are free, but there is a £100 returnable deposit for the Summer Camps. For further details and application forms, please contact efs@rnib.org.uk.

 

As well as courses which we develop ourselves, we also deliver tailor-made courses to suit the requirements of professionals working with visually impaired pupils, young people, students and parents and carers.

What our tailor-made courses can cover

We can design and deliver training courses on topics such as:

  • main types of visual impairment and their causes
  • structure and function of the eye and visual system
  • impact of visual impairment on early development
  • the needs of learners with visual impairment
  • effective teamwork and support
  • ensuring access to the curriculum
  • development of curriculum materials
  • communication

How to apply

We would be happy to discuss delivering these courses in your area. If you wish further information, please contact Dominic Everett on 0131 652 3144 or email dominic.everett@rnib.org.uk

Partners in learning: an accredited programme for education professionals

This course, for education professionals, lasts six days and is delivered over an academic year. It enables more in-depth consideration about supporting blind and partially sighted students within the classroom, including pupils with more complex requirements. Topics include:

  • the structure of the eye
  • functions of vision
  • inclusion
  • working as a team
  • roles and responsibilities
  • legislation
  • mobility

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