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: