It’s important that staff are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support.
Investing in learning and development opportunities also supports staff retention. Workers feel valued because they can see you’re investing in them. Find resources and tools to support you with the development of your workforce.
Care workforce pathway for adult social care
The care workforce pathway will set out clearly what a career in social care means and the level of knowledge, experience and skills required to deliver high-quality, personalised, care and support. Find out more about the pathway and next steps.
Guide to developing your staff
Our guidance can help you plan, deliver and evaluate the learning and development you provide for your staff.
The Care Certificate defines the minimum standards any adult social care worker needs to meet when working in social care. Find resources to support the delivery and assessment of the Care Certificate.
Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff or recruit new workers into your organisation. They also attract lots of government funding. Find out how your apprenticeships could support your organisation.
Qualifications can play an important role in learning and development and there are a wide variety available within adult social care to support the development of your workforce.
Tools and resources to support workers to gain the specialist knowledge and skills needed to provide high quality care and support.
Find a learning provider
Find a Skills for Care endorsed learning provider to deliver high quality learning and development to your workforce.
Endorsement for learning providers
Learning providers can find out more about Skills for Care endorsement – the bespoke quality mark given to the best learning and development providers within the adult social care sector and the exclusive benefits that come with endorsement.
Support for individual employers and PAs
Visit our information hub for tools, resources and funding opportunities dedicated to individual employers (IE) and personal assistants (PA) including information for individuals employers (IE) on developing their PA.