DAT at our Lake District Centre


The Calvert Trust was the first outdoor Centre specialising in the provision of adventurous outdoor activities for people with disabilities and is recognised as a world leader in this field. It has developed a wide range of adaptive techniques and equipment for people with disabilities. The Centre has been involved with advising a number of National Governing Bodies (RYA, BC, and MLTE) and has extensive experience delivering Disability Awareness Training for individuals working in the outdoors.

Aims of the Courses

• To increase disability awareness within the field of adventurous outdoor activities.
• To assist instructors, volunteers and helpers working in the field, to deliver adventurous outdoor activities to people with disabilities.
• To enable instructors, volunteers and helpers working in the field, to obtain recognised CPD qualifications in Disability Awareness.

An instructor giving a boy a helping hand, doing ghyll scrambling with the Lake District Calvert Trust

Course Content

Through a variety of theoretical and practical sessions, the course draws on the experiences of the participants as well as those of the tutors to complete the British Canoeing ‘Intermediate Paddleability’ and Mountain Training Association ‘Climbing for All’ modules.

Full details of your options below:

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th January 2020

Run over three days, this course enables participants to have more time on practical sessions and explore topics to a greater depth. As well as obtaining both the BC and MTA awards participants will also explore how to make a range of outdoor activities more inclusive.

Further details:
Course cost: £250 per person (residential and fully catered).
Course times: Arrive evening of 21st Jan. Course runs 9am 22nd Jan to 5pm 24th Jan.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020

These will be run as standalone days, however a residential option is available for those wishing to attend both days.

Day 1: BC Intermediate Paddleability

Day 2: MTA Climbing for All

Further details:
Course cost: Day rate of £50 (+£15 BC course certification fee). Fully catered accommodation available on Friday and Saturday nights (£60pppn).
Course times: 9am to 5pm

For more information or to make a booking, please call the Bookings Office on 01768 772255 or email bookings@calvertlakes.org.uk