The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2

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Course Overview

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. 

Course Content

The one-day course consists of two essential components:

  1. Learning Disability Session (Morning)
  2. Autism Session (Afternoon)

Learning Disability Session

Aim: Enhance learners' understanding of learning disabilities, best practices in health and social care settings, and how this is supported by current legislation.


  • Acknowledge and understand unconscious biases to avoid diagnostic overshadowing.
  • Learn from the insights gained through Learning from Lives and Deaths Reviews (LeDeR), including co-morbidities.
  • Promote awareness of campaigns such as Stop the Over Medication of People with a Learning Disability (STOMP) and Stopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism, or both (STAMP).
  • Review The Equality Act 2010 and understand the importance of reasonable adjustments.
  • Comprehend the appropriate use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Learn when to apply Do Not Attempt Cardiovascular Resuscitation (DNACPR).
  • Enhance communication with individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
  • Recognise the crucial role of hospital passports and annual health checks in supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

Autism Session (Afternoon Session)

Aim: Enhance learners' understanding of autism, best practices in health and social care settings, and how this is supported by current legislation.


  • Understand why autism is described as an invisible condition.
  • Reflect on personal values and beliefs in relation to autism.
  • Recognise the unique strengths and challenges faced by autistic individuals.
  • Identify potential triggers for anxiety in autistic individuals.
  • Identify reasonable adjustments and ways to adapt practices to better support autistic individuals.
  • Familiarise with relevant legislation and resources to promote inclusive enabling services.
  • Who Can Benefit from this Course

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 is suitable for all staff members involved in providing care and support for individuals with learning disabilities and autism. This training will equip your staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver person-centred care.

Course Pre-Requisites

To participate in Tier 2 training, learners must complete Tier 1 training, accessible for free through the eLearning course provided by Health Education England.

This is a pre-course requirement for everyone attending the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2 training.

Oliver’s training is about awareness and understanding and does not include training about treatments or specific interventions. It will give staff the right knowledge and skills to ensure people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism have positive health and social care interactions.

Only trainers within Dynamic Training, approved by Health Education England - Oliver's Campaign and holding a unique PIN, can deliver this accredited programme.

Course Details

Programme Cost
Pricing Per Day for up to 25 persons - £1000 plus VAT
Pricing per individual at one of our centres - £75 plus VAT

Funding: Commercial

Mode Of Delivery: Face to Face Attendance Required

Course Length: 1 Day

Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism Tier 2

Mode of Delivery

This training is delivered exclusively through face-to-face workshops, ensuring an interactive and engaging learning environment. Our commitment to hands-on learning allows participants to develop practical skills and engage in real-time discussions.

Every Workshops is supported via an experience and accredited Oliver McGowan Trainer as well as 2 co-trainers who are experts with lived experience.

Upcoming Delivery Dates

We will deliver in your location (either at your site or other site local to you) where you have cohorts of learners, dates of these courses can be flexible. 

We will also be delivering workshops at our Uxbridge - West London centre on the following dates:

5 July 2024 @ Uxbridge

25th July 2024 @ Uxbridge
8th August 2024 @ Uxbridge
9th October 2024 @ Uxbridge
5th October 2024 @ Uxbridge

Please get in touch with us using the form below if you would like to take part in training either at your location or at our Uxbridge office.

Meet Our Oliver McGowan Trainers and Co-Trainers

Every workshop covering The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism has an experienced and accredited Oliver McGowan Trainer, as well as two Oliver McGowan Co-Trainers.

These Co-Trainers 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.

Below are the profiles for both our Trainers and our Co-Trainers. These are the experts who will be delivering this programme.

Oliver McGowan Trainers

Claire Gardner
Caron Keys

Oliver McGowan Co-Trainers

Lorraine Stanley
Jorja Izabela James
Qasim Qureshi
Ibrahim Animashawun
Peter Colley
Martin Maddocks

Feedback On Our Oliver McGowan Training Workshops

"It was so impactful and I took so much home that will help me so much in my career and how to support people in this situation best. The trainer was so amazing!"

"The training makes a better support worker and more professional in my approach in supporting the people with autistism and learning disabilities."

"It enlightened me more and made me understand my role as a carer and know how to relate with the service users."

"The tutor was able to explain in the simplest form so every could understand."

"An absolute fantastic training session! I have learned and extended my knowledge on learning disabilities and autism. I have knowledge to bring back to my department and share with colleagues."


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Unit 7, Brook Business Centre,
Cowley Mill Road,

Phone: 020 8607 7850


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