Governance for adult social care

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Good governance has never been more important in adult social care. There is a clear expectation that directors will have governance systems and processes in place to ensure the delivery of high quality care. 

Our Governance for Adult Social Care e-learning programme is designed to support board members, non-executive directors and trustees of adult social care businesses and charities.

It provides all the information that new and experienced board members need to support good governance.

This programme is currently not available. If you would like to register your interest and be informed when it is available, please email

If you have already accessed this tool, you can still login here.

 The programme will enable you to:

  • identify and rectify knowledge gaps
  • be clear what information is actually telling you 
  • strengthen your ability to set strategy for the organisation 
  • improve your leadership capacity 
  • make better decisions.

The benefits for your organisation 

  • Rapid induction 
  • All-round guidance for board members 
  • Flexible online learning to fit around busy schedules
  • Stronger, better-informed boards 
  • Better organisational performance
  • Stronger governance

This easy-to-use and flexible e-learning tool is designed specifically for people in non-executive roles.

It’s designed to be suitable for busy people whose board role is part time or voluntary, as well as full time owner/directors.

The course has five half-hour e-learning modules providing bite-sized learning specifically designed for the adult social care sector. Because it’s delivered online, it can be accessed whenever and wherever is convenient.

The five modules cover: 

  • key legislation and social care policy
  • adult social care values
  • good business practice
  • ensuring regulatory compliance
  • using financial information to improve quality and drive growth.

What do I get?

You’ll receive access to all five online modules, enabling you to learn when it suits you. Each module contains quizzes to help you check your learning.

You’ll also get access to a wide range of learning resources and support materials alongside the main programme.

"The Governance for Adult Social Care Programme is a valuable tool to support the delivery of high quality care. The information in the course is relevant whether you are new to the sector or not and applies to most types of adult social care organisations. The course is easy to follow and makes good use of video clips and links to external sources. The role of board members has never been more important in adult social care and this course will help deliver the good governance the sector needs and deserves."

Andrew Cozens, Chair, The Carers Trust

This programme is currently not available. If you would like to express your interest and be alerted when it becomes available again, please email