Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial
The trial of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism launched in Gloucestershire on 1st April. The training is part of a national commitment to develop a standardised training package and the below local organisations were one of four national partners appointed to co-design and co-deliver the training for groups of health and social care staff as part of the national trial. The project team comprises of
- Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Gloucestershire County Council
- Inclusion Gloucestershire
- Family Partnership Solutions
All of the training is fully co-designed and co-delivered with people with a learning disability, autistic people, family carers and people working within learning disability and autism services
The online launch of the Gloucestershire trial opened with the screening of this film produced by and featuring members of the training team, in which they talk about the purpose of the trial, its primary aims, and what the training will involve.
Project Lead Rozz McDonald explained how the data from this trial will be analysed by the National Development Team for Inclusion and used to build the mandatory training package, which will be introduced in 2022. At this point it will be a requirement for all health and social care staff to have completed the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism. The trial findings will also help determine the best way to deliver the training to a wide range of staff your feedback is really important to shape this course for the future.
Further information about the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism, including Tier 2 training dates and useful links, can be found on the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHSFT website.
If you have any questions, please contact OliverMGMT@ghc.nhs.uk
Tier 1 comprises a 1.5 hour Information film, and a 30 minute live webinar facilitated by an expert by experience with learning disabilities or who is autistic with or without learning disabilities. This will be held on ZOOM. These activities can be completed in any order, but you will need both to receive your certification.
Tier 1 – Webinar
This 30-minute webinar is facilitated by an Expert by Experience and a co-facilitator. You will join the call with your camera and video off, and use the chat box to ask questions. We will start with some ‘myth-busting’, and the facilitator will then choose up to six of the audiences’ questions to answer. This will help learners to understand some of the experiences and advice that people have to share.
Training covers the learning outcomes for tier 1 of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People and Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability. To earn certification both parts of Tier 1 must be completed.
Comments and Concerns
In addition to giving your feedback via the pre and post session survey links, you can also share any comments or concerns about the course content and/or the delivery of the materials. This can be done via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for attention of Rozz McDonald (Project Lead).
If you would like to give your feedback or raise your concerns at a higher level, then Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust who has overall responsibility for the project have their own process as follows:-
If you would like to share your views or make a complaint, you can:
- Speak to a staff member or manager at the service you are using
- Fill in our online form
- Call0300 421 8313