Who we work with

We have worked with a wide range of clients, including

  • Argyll & Bute Council
  • British Association of Social Workers
  • Camphill School Aberdeen
  • Central and Eastern Cheshire NHS Primary Care Trust
  • Children in Scotland
  • European Social Work Research Association
  • Fosterplus Scotland
  • HiMATS – Highland & Moray Accredited Training Services
  • IRISS – the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
  • Joint Universities Council Social Work Education Committee
  • Judicial Institute, Scottish Courts Service
  • NHS Grampian
  • Newton Dee Village (Camphill Village Trust)
  • Quarriers
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Scottish Community Services Network
  • Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • Turning Point Scotland
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Ulster
  • Virtual Learning Centre (Baillie Consulting Ltd)
  • Voluntary Service Aberdeen
  • Yotel Hotels

What our clients say about us...

The training was a real success and although they were working in less than perfect conditions they provided a tailored solution. The in depth knowledge and the solution focussed manner enabled our team to move away from the training with complete confidence.

Professional Services Company

Jon was excellent. The training was informal which was great reflection of our needs. He was very responsive to our requirements and was able to focus on the areas that we would find most appropriate.

Training Course Delegate

Jon is a highly knowledgeable and insightful individual who works hard to produce the targeted results and above. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his services on all fronts. We will certainly aim to work with Jon again.

Paula Milligan
Sales Manager
Bluechip Technologies Ltd

Jon is at the forefront of promoting the use of social technologies and social learning for social services. I recommend reading his report "Social Media in the Social Services" written for the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services. He has highlighted both the opportunities and challenges presented for social work and social care in using social media effectively to engage with service users and carers. Jon was responsible for organising and managing the thought provoking and highly successful learning technologies conference and exhibition #emtech11 which explored how technologies offer new ways to engage, converse and collaborate across social services. Jon is a thoughtful and insightful individual whose understanding of social technology and multi-agency working is invaluable. Jon is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to future collaborations with Focused on Learning.

Shirley Ayres
Shirley Ayres Consulting

Focused on Learning has been instrumental in helping SSSC create a platform for delivering workforce development support to the social services sector in Scotland. They were very responsive to our needs and have continued to offer effective expert support following the conclusion of the project.

Keith Quinn
Scottish Social Services Council

Jon was great! The Teamwork training was very easy to understand and very informative. Jon understood our requirements and gave us great advice. I would definitely recommend using Focused on Learning to anyone.

Sheena Mistry
HQ Coordinator
Yotel - www.yotel.com

A perfectly tailored course, with excellent knowledge resource and one to one discussion.

Training Course Delegate

I really appreciate the opportunity to access this training and can see real applications - the approach made this possible - many thanks!!

Training Course Delegate

Brilliant knowledge and a real solution focussed approach to our training. Thanks!

Training Course Delegate

Very clear, aware of pace for each of the participants, willing to explain and take questions.

Training Course Delegate

Working with Jon has always been a pleasure. His understanding of the projects has been invaluable to the success of our implementation. Jon's proactive yet reasonable approach was always appreciated!

David Longstaff
Client Services Manager
Sopra Group

I have worked with Jon Bolton for over 3 years and his commitment to delivering the project outcomes has never wavered throughout that period. His professional approach to meeting the needs of his client group combined with his affability make working with Jon a pleasure.

Pete Buckley
Sika Solutions Limited