Scottish Consortium Learning Disability
Anderson Strathern Solicitors
Training For Care
Shetland Island Council
Scottish Social Services Council
Scottish Borders Council
Open University
Midlothian Council

Mike is an experienced trainer and training manager. In the past he has been convenor of a Scottish based voluntary sector disability consortium.

Since commencing his business in 2003, Mike has designed and delivered training to a wide range of agencies and organisations, including:

  • Mike has taught with the OU for over 10 years, and has taught at a range of levels from Foundation to Management, and for whom he has acted as a specialist reader and exam setter on Social Work and the Law in Scotland 
  • Mike teaches in the South of England for the OU on the NHS Leadership Academy’s Mary Seacole Programme. He has also helped design and delivered training HMRC and Unison on a range of mental health issues.
  • Mike has designed and delivered management training for Borders, East and Midlothian Councils' Registered Managers Programme, and has also assessed managers for their VQ
  • Mike has designed and delivered a number of courses for Training for Care, an Edinburgh based national training provider, and has acted as VQ Assessor for them for several years
  • With colleagues at St Andrew's University, Mike has designed and delivered several training programmes to Shetland Island Council learning disability service staff
  • Scottish Consortium Learning Disability have engaged Mike to deliver several training programmes to Borders Council social service staff
  • Organisations that have contracted with Mike to deliver one off training events include: Catherine Bowie Training; the Law Society of Scotland; Management Development Network ; Scottish Social Services Council; Voluntary Sector Social Services Workforce Unit

Mike is skilled in working with organisations to explore their training needs, to assist them in putting together programmes, and in identifying and engaging trainers to deliver, as well as delivering himself. He has particular interests in bringing staff together from diffferent organisations, or from different levels within organisations, and also in working with users and providers of services together.

Case Study

Mike has had considerble experience over many years in a range of training related contexts. From his background as a training manager, and conv