On-going learning and development


Figuring out when workers should refresh their knowledge and skills can be a challenge. This is why at Skills for Care, we have produced a new guide to support employers consider when their workforce should (or must) refresh their learning and how this could be effectively achieved.


Our on-going learning and development in adult social care guide includes:

  • How effective learning and development can lead to a knowledgeable and skilled workforce
  • A list of the recommended minimum learning and development areas in which adult care workers should be competent
  • When and how learning should be refreshed
  • Statutory requirements regarding worker training and competence
  • How to support both care and non-care workers’ learning and development.

We have also put together a Frequently Asked Questions sheet to help you with quick questions about ongoing learning and development. 



Why is on-going learning and development important?

Providing workers with opportunities to refresh their knowledge and skills enables them to: 

  • remain up to date with the latest legislation and best practice
  • feel valued and invested in and
  • deliver quality care to those receiving services

It also supports organisations to: 


Guidance for learning providers

We’re offering help to learning providers on all the new changes to social care qualifications and Apprenticeships

”By understanding the sector better you can improve your offer and potentially increase your business too”



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