Sighted guide training
Learn how to guide a person with sight loss
Are you interested in learning how to guide someone with sight loss? Our free training can teach you how to guide adults safely, with confidence, skill and empathy. Much like learning how to perform first aid, sighted guiding is a useful life skill. It will give you the confidence to know how to act when you meet someone who is blind or partially sighted, and the guiding techniques to help them if they need it.
The benefits of learning how to sighted guide
Whether you meet a customer with sight loss at work, in your volunteer role, or when you’re out and about, taking a few moments to offer guiding assistance can make a huge difference to their day. Our sighted guide training will teach you how to ask the person if they need assistance, and cover the basic guiding techniques to support people getting around obstacles, crossing roads and getting in and out of cars.
This guiding training is to support adults with sight loss, visit our help for children and families pages for support for children.
Need help choosing which sighted guiding training is right for you?
We offer a range of sighted guide training options, please use the questionnaire below to find out which training is right for you.
Why are you interested in learning to sighted guide?
Choose from three different sighted guide training sessions...
To help you get started, we've put together the top 10 tips for sighted guiding in a short, engaging video.
Frequently asked questions
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