Celebrating 250 Learners: The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2

By Sam Moore

Dynamic Training is proud to celebrate an important milestone in delivering The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2. This week marks 250 learners who have successfully completed the training with us. This training has recieved an overwhelmingly positive reception, and we are looking forward to bringing this training to more healthcare organisations in future.

What Is Oliver McGowan Training?

Dynamic Training are an accredited provider of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2. This one-day training course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of Healthcare and Social Care staff in providing optimal care for individuals with learning disabilities and autism.

The training is named after Oliver McGowan, who was a young man whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better skills, knowledge and understanding of the needs for autistic people and people with a learning disability. 

The training aims to equip health and social care staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality and person-centred care for individuals with learning disabilities and autism. It is designed to align with the learning outcomes set out in the DHSC document "Right to be Heard" (2019) and the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability and Supporting Autistic People. 

You can read more about Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training from our programme overview page. We also have an article explaining Oliver McGowan training and the personal story behind it.

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Celebrating 250 Learners

Dynamic Training delivers The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 in groups, either at the learner's workplace, or at our office in Uxbridge.  With the total learners now hitting the 250 mark, Dynamic Training would like to take a moment to reflect on how delivering this course has gone so far.

This training is mandatory for healthcare staff, and for good reason. Understanding how to provide appropriate care to individuals with learning difficulties or autism is vital. Dynamic Training takes great pride in championing inclusivity and leading the way in accessible healthcare education, so we strive to make this training as informative, educational and engageing as possible.

Below, you can read the thoughts of our trainers and co-trainers, as well as the learners themselves.

Feedback From The Training Course

Dynamic Training cares deeply about the thoughts of all of our learners. At the end of the training course, we ask all of our learners to provide their thoughts on the training they have recieved, and if there is anything we can do to better accomodate them in future.

Below is some of the feedback we have recieved from recent workshops.

"This course developed my understanding on working with individuals with learning disabilities and autism and how best to work with them in a clinical setting."

"Thank you for your support and knowledge in this training."

"The personal lived experience of autism was very insightful."

"I learned how to communicate and make reasonable adjustments for people with autism and learning disabilities."

"Nice pace good interaction with group and trainers. The training was easy to follow."

"I really enjoyed the videos in the training and felt they were very powerful."

"Having an improved and well-informed understanding of the needs of a person with learning disability or autism has enabled me to reflect on how I can better support them."

"Very informative and insightful"

"I learned how to communicate and relate with individuals with austism and people with learning disabilities to give them the care they need."

"The training was very informative, it was clearly explained."

We regularly post feedback from The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 on our blog. We recommend stopping by if you wish to hear more from our learners.

Reflections From Our Trainers And Co-Trainers

Our Oliver McGowan Trainers

A key part of any training course is who is delivering it to you. As apprenticeship and bespoke training specialists for the health, social care and business sectors, we believe training is greatly enhanced by personal experiences and expertise. With every programme we offer, we aim to have industry experts helping our learners through their training and offering their experiences and expertise to those taking the next steps in their careers.

"As we celebrate reaching a significant milestone of 250 learners successfully completing The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2, I am filled with immense pride. At Dynamic Training, our core values revolve around inclusivity, empowerment, and the relentless pursuit of excellence in healthcare education. Delivering this programme aligns perfectly with these values, honouring Oliver McGowan's legacy by equipping healthcare professionals with the essential skills and knowledge to provide compassionate, person-centred care. Oliver's story is a powerful reminder of the impact that understanding and empathy can have on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and autism. We are proud to contribute to this change, making healthcare more accessible and inclusive. This achievement is not just a milestone for us but a step forward in the journey towards a healthcare system where everyone is heard, understood, and cared for appropriately.”

"Act, Listen, Do! This is one of the main themes of the training."

Claire Gardner – Dynamic Training Managing Director and Oliver McGowan Tier 2 Trainer

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Our Oliver McGowan Co-Trainers

Our Co-Trainers for The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 are the real stars of the show. They are experts with lived experience of autism or a learning disability who are sharing their experiences to enhance the training we can offer. Their knowledge, experiences and personalities make this training as valuable as it is vital. To put it simply, this training could not be done without them.

We have recently interviewed several of our amazing Co-Trainers around their experiences with the training, and below are what they have had to say about the programme so far.

"What I'm looking to do, through delivering this training, is take away all pro-conceved notions of what autism looks like."

"If people who come to The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training can go away with even a handful of pieces of kit in their toolbox for how to interact with their patients, then I think that's excellent."

"Everybody can learn something from this training."

- Lorraine Stanley, Co-Trainer

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"People may have different visions, different ways of how they say things, how they deal with things and how they see things. It matters how we support them individually."

"I think this is gonna be really, really insightful for a lot of people. Ohh I'm really happy I'm doing something like this."

- Qasim Quresh

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We will be publishing these interviews in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye on our blog, or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn, if you are interested in viewing these.

You can view all of our Trainer and Co-Trainer profiles from the training course page.

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A Look Into The Future

Dynamic Training are excited to continue delivering this vital training and hope to hit many more milestones in future. We would be more than happy to deliver this course to your workplace. We deliver this training either at your workplace, or at our office in Uxbridge.

If you would be interested or want to know more about this training, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Hiring: Co-Traininers To Help Deliver Oliver McGowan Training

Dynamic Training is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a learning disability/difficulty to co-deliver The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 in the following areas: London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Somerset, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley.

Training will be provided, and travel expenses will be covered.

If you’re passionate about using your experience to help others, please get in touch with us.

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