Learning and development

It’s important that people working in adult social care have the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support. Everyone should be able to take part in learning and development to make sure they can carry out their role effectively.

Our ‘Guide to developing your staff' will help you plan, deliver and evaluate the learning and development you provide for your staff.



Pre-employement training

If you’re interested in supporting people to develop the skills they need to start working in adult social care take a look at our guidance on pre-employment training


Delivering learning to people who employ their own care and support staff

We estimate there over 65,000 individuals who use their direct payment to employ their own care and support staff (also called individual employers), and around 110,000 people working in these roles as personal assistants (PAs). In other words, this market is big!

Delivering learning to individual employers and PAs can be quite unique from other training, so we've developed some short guidance which has lots of practical advice and tips to help.