Skills for Care have a leading role in determining the structure and content of vocational qualifications to ensure that they are fit for purpose for the adult social care sector in England.
We work in partnership with awarding organisations and other stakeholders across the sector to produce qualifications that meet the needs of employers, learners and people who use services and carers.
We work closely with partners across the UK under the umbrella of the sector skills council: Skills for Care and Development in order to ensure qualifications are aligned to allow for transfer and progression.
Skills for Care has encouraged younger entrants into the social care workforce through our work on Apprenticeships, the Society Health and Development 14-19 Diploma and new Preparing for Work in the Care Sector qualifications.
Skills for Care do not run training courses.
The way that qualifications are organised and structured has changed. The new awards, certificates and diplomas provide a flexible way of recognising and rewarding skills and qualifications.
Advice and guidance to help providers adult social care services to fulfil their responsibilities in the CQCs guidance about compliance with Essential Standards of Quality and Safety
Information and resources relating to the Apprenticeships in Health & Social Care programme
Tools to help identify learning needs within an organisation and to find the right provider to deliver it.
A quick guide to National Vocational Qualifications in Health and Social Care. This section also contains Knowledge Sets
Skill Selector is a simple step-by-step interactive tool for building adult social care qualifications and identifying learning opportunities.
A listing of other publishers' training materials that are available for employers/managers and trainers in social care