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Learn something new with our leadership programmes

Posted on Thursday 13th September 2018

Skills for Care understands that investing in the learning and development of your workforce is essential in delivering high quality, safe, effective and efficient care services. Continuous and supported learning not only makes employees feel valued, but it can help boost employee engagement and retention.

As part of our #learnsomethingnew campaign, we wanted to let you know about all the  leadership development programmes that we offer to support people working in social care.

  • Well-led programme: these popular programmes have been running for over 3 years and allow managers to develop their leadership skills and deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. Programmes are starting soon in London and Manchester and also in Leeds and Bristol early 2019. Find out more and secure your place now.

"Energy was great, pace was great and a really enjoyable day with lots of learning." Recent participant on a Well-led programme


  • Moving Up: an exciting development programme supporting managers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to step up and establish themselves within senior management roles. The Moving Up programme starts in November 2018.

"The programme gave me the space to evaluate my leadership style and learn how to be a more effective and inspiring leader." Marian Hamood, Bristol City Council, completed programme in 2017


  • Top Leaders: our successful Top Leaders programme is designed for senior leaders and focuses on the key challenges and issues facing the health and social care sector. It meets the needs of those working in service provider and commissioner roles across health and social care. The programme is delivered over eight days, over a four-month period and includes both residential and module-based learning starting in January 2019.

"Top Leaders was one of the most personally challenging courses I have undertaken and the most productive in terms of what I learnt about myself and my approach to my work within health and social care. I returned back to my business enthused, encouraged and positively changed by the whole experience." Mandy Thorn MBE, MD, Marches Care


  • New Directors: the New Directors programme is designed for new and aspiring directors of adult social care with statutory responsibility. It is an exciting programme starting in November 2018 which aims to shape the leadership techniques of new directors to enhance their skills and develop new ones.

"What a great experience it was – perfectly pitched, well organised, good location, carefully selected activities and presentations, very well facilitated and a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere for learning"Former participant on the programme


Follow our campaign on Twitter using #learnsomethingnew or keep an eye on our website for more guidance and advice around learning and development in adult social care.