What is Empowerment Consultancy and Training CIC?

Empowerment Consultancy and Training CIC is an equality training provider based in Birtley, County Durham. CIC is an acronym for community interest company. Empowerment works to improve the lives of disabled people because they have a strong social mission. Meanwhile, the CIC offers online and classroom-based training to employers, professionals, and volunteers in the community.

Empowerment is headed up by Darren Taylor and Ian Atkinson, who both have lived experience of disability. Between them, they have a collective 19 years of experience in disability, equality and diversity training.

Empowerment’s Classroom-based courses

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Disability Awareness Training
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Care Act 2014
  • The Social Model of Disability
  • The Medical Model of Disability
  • Independent Living
  • Mend the Gap
  • Accessible Environments

For more information on their classroom-based training, click here. Additionally, if you like the look of one of their courses, you can use the online booking form to arrange one-to-one or group training.

Online courses offered by Empowerment

Generic Training

Generic business training including:

  • First Aid
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service and more

Care Sector Training

This includes training for care sector professionals:

  • Moving and Handling People
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Person-Centred Care Level 2, as well as more accredited courses.

Disability Training

For employees and individuals. This includes:

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Equality and Diversity training

You can also find a full list of all online training offered by Empowerment on their website.

Are you looking for disability awareness or equality training in the North-East? Why not also check out disability north and decide which provider best suits your needs!


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