Training Courses Design & Development

Training Courses Design and Development

Mark Gray Associates has extensive experience in training design and delivery.

In the past five years we have developed two nationally accredited Training Programmes on Lighting for the Thomas Pocklington Trust, and a Further Education Support Worker Certificate for Orchard Hill College of further Education. In addition we have just completed the redesign and update of a new range of E-learning training materials and course books for Home Care Direct

Mark has forty years training and development experience In Learning disability and sensory Loss and has been has been at the forefront of training design and delivery for most of that time.

Mark has worked with Skills for Care (formally TOPSS & CCETSW) and the Department of Health in the development of Health and Social Care NVQs and latterly the QCF and Learning Disability Award Framework, for BILD, ARC UK, and Visual Impairment Training with RNIB and Deafblind UK and more recently the British Council, and Thomas Pocklington Trust

Mark has been involved in the delivery and design of the following programmes:

  • RNIB Certificate and Diploma in Multiple Disabilities (CITY & Guilds and OCN) (1990-2003)
  • Health and Social Care NVQ Level 2 and 3 Sensory Impairment (design) (1995-2009)
  • Learning Disability Award Framework (Module and Standards Development)
  • The Diploma in Deafblind Studies (University of Birmingham) (2001 to date)
  • The Lighting Journey for Thomas Pocklington Trust (University of Coventry) (2007 to 2022)

Training Needs Analysis

As a former CEO and Chair of two national Charities, Mark also understands the strategic importance of workforce planning and development.

Mark Gray Associates can help you with training audits, Training planning and bespoke training design and procurement.

Training Delivery

Mark Gray is an experienced trainer in Learning Disability, Visual Impairment, Deafblindness and Equality and Human Rights. He has lectured at several Universities including Queens Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, Birmingham City University, Birmingham University, Angela Ruskin University, University of Wolverhampton, Teesside and Nottingham to name a few. Mark is now a visiting tutor to Birmingham City University Rehabilitation studies degree and diploma courses since 2014.

All of our courses are available in a range of formats* (Braille requires 14 days notice) Mark is experienced in delivering to a wide range of audiences from students to Practitioners, families and disabled people who require diverse means of delivery and content.

Book your training with Mark Gray Associates and you are guaranteed top quality training, clear and accessible handouts, excellent training materials, evaluations, training registers and certificates as required.

Image: Learning Disability TrainingLearning Disability Training Courses

With thirty years experience behind us at International, National, regional and local level Mark Gray Associates are one of the top UK training providers in Learning Disability.

Image: Visual Impairment TrainingVisual Impairment Training courses

In the visual impairment field Mark is known for his work in Multiple Disability, Deafblind services and now the innovative and Mainstream Lighting Journey courses with the Thomas Pocklington Trust.


                                                             Disability Awareness Training Courses

                                                              As part Of the Equality Act 2010 it is recommended that most public services have regular Disability Awareness training Mark Gray Associates can provide an all in One package covering:-

Learning Disability, Visual Impairment, Deaf awareness, Deafblind, Physical Disability, Mental Health In a one day awareness package