The second part of the of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is either a live 1-hour online interactive session for those needing Tier 1, or, a 1-day face to face training for people who require Tier 2. Trainers complete a standardised trainers’ training and before being approved to offer training.
Trainer’s training started in spring 2023 and integrated care partnerships are arranging to train more through a cascade model. We are in the early stages of rolling out the approved trainer training and the delivery of the second part of Tier 1 and Tier 2.
The number of approved trainers and organisations will continue to grow over the coming months. The list of training organisations with approved trainers offering The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training is available on the trainer webpage.
Employers have a few options regarding how they can ensure their staff complete part 2 of Oliver's Training. These include:
1) Delivering training in-house with their own trainers:
Trainers and experts with lived experience who deliver part 2 of the training need to be trained before they can deliver the standardised training packages. The trainers’ training has recently commenced.
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) and NHS England regional leads are working with their local systems to build and co-ordinate trainer capacity and capability. We are encouraging employers to work with their ICBs to achieve this.
If you are not already working with your ICB leads, you can use the expression of interest form to register your interest. NHS England regional leads will ensure you are then connected with relevant teams.
2) Through a partner organisation:
Many larger organisations have arrangements with partners to provide training to a group of employers within Integrated Care Partnerships. Such arrangements are likely to be helpful in the delivery of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training as they support sharing of expertise and resources.
3) External training providers:
We are in the early stages of rolling out the trainer training and expect that later in the year there will be more trainers and training organisations delivering training. The list of training organisations with approved trainers offering The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training is available on the trainer webpage.