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The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability & Autism (Tier 2) – Cohort 25

4 October 2023 - 09:30 - 16:30


Course fee: Fully funded, and only available for providers within the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System
One day course at HCPA Campus

The Health and Care Act 2022 introduced a requirement that CQC regulated service providers ensure their staff receive training on learning disability and autism which is appropriate to the person’s role. This is to ensure the health and social care workforce have the right skills and knowledge to provide safe, compassionate, and informed care to autistic people and people with a learning disability.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training is the government’s preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff. Training is co-delivered by trainers with lived experience of learning disability and autism.
Watch this powerful animation about The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

Who is Tier 2 training for?
Tier 2 is for health and social care staff with responsibility for providing care and support for an autistic person or a person with a learning disability. This is anyone who provides, or who may be required to provide, a service to a person with a learning disability or an autistic person, regardless of how often that may occur. Examples can be found here

Prior to attending, delegates must have completed the e-learning module which can be found here and present evidence of completion.
Please note this is managed on the national platform e-learning for healthcare and is not managed by HCPA. Participants will need to have an account or register for one. Guidance and support can be found here

What does the Tier 2 entail?
Training is co-delivered by experts with lived experience of learning disability and autism and includes content on:

  • Avoiding diagnostic overshadowing
  • Frequently co-occurring conditions (co-morbidities)
  • The laws: Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act, Autism Act, Equality Act
  • Reasonable adjustments including hospital passports,
  • Appropriate application of DNACPR
  • Culture (professional bias and subconscious beliefs); professional behaviour and impact on outcomes and other people’s behaviour
  • How to communicate in accessible ways
  • How to understand what the person (and their family) is saying
  • Ask Listen Do
  • Learning from LeDer

Please note:
As per our T&C’s, this course carries a fee for non-attendance, non-completion or late cancellation.


4 October 2023
09:30 - 16:30
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