Learning and development

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Everyone working in adult social care should be able to take part in learning and development so they can carry out their role effectively.

This will help to develop the right skills and knowledge so you can provide high quality care and support.

In this section of the website you’ll find information and resources to help with the Care Certificate, the minimum standards that should be covered as part of induction.

To ensure you have a capable, confident and skilled workforce you should continue to develop staff beyond induction.

Find out about the flexible qualifications and apprenticeships available to meet the different needs of your workforce.

We can help fund related training and adult social care qualifications. Our funding pages provide information on what’s available.

If you need support finding and choosing the right learning we have a practical guide to help. You should also take a look at our learning provider directory that details all the providers who are part of our Endorsement Framework and have been given our mark of quality.

Our leadership development programmes are perfect for people in top roles in social care who want to improve their skills and meet other people working in similar roles.

If you work with newly qualified social workers we have tools to help you implement the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) in adults and child and family services.

We also have resources to help with the continuing professional development of social workers.

Take a look at our core skills guide to help develop the English, number, digital and employability skills of your staff. These skills will underpin all learning and development activity.

Our guide to Ongoing learning and development in adult social care can help you to create and keep a knowledgeable, skilled and up-to-date workforce.