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Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training

All staff in Adult and Children’s Services are required to complete Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.  

Oliver had mild autism, epilepsy and learning difficulties and died aged eighteen in hospital. Oliver’s death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have training on Autism and Learning Disabilities.  

The Health and Care Act 2022 introduced a requirement that regulated service providers which includes Adult and Children’s Services must ensure their staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role.

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is the standardised training that was developed for this purpose and is the government's preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff.

The eLearning is now live and is available by clicking on the following link – NHSE elfh Hub (

When registering for an account with eLearning for Health, follow the below instructions to ensure you are assigned to the correct group – this is vital for reporting purposes:

  1. After entering your email on the main registration page select “I work in social care”.
  2. Under “Tell us which care setting you work in, enter “L20 7AE”, then select “SEFTON METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL, CHESHIRE AND MERSEYSIDE STP (LOCAL AUTHORITY)”
  3. Under “Your care setting registration code, enter “ND-317” then select “Register”.

4. Complete the registration details page then select “Register”.

5. You will then see a message saying your account has been created.

6. The name of the course to book yourself onto is called “The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism – Part 1 of 2”.  Example below.

If you have any issues creating an account or logging on, you will need to contact elfh at as they manage the site and training services cannot help with these queries.

The eLearning must be completed by Friday 29th March 2024.  

Last Updated on Thursday, March 14, 2024

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