Skills for Care

Providing your workforce with the opportunity for personal or professional growth often contributes to workforce retention. 

87% of employers we spoke to felt offering learning and development improved staff commitment.

The workforce will feel valued knowing that their organisation is investing in them and ensuring they have the appropiate skills and knowledge for their role.

Having access to career progression opportunities is one of the reasons the workforce will remain loyal to organisations. 

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Our Social care: a rewarding career for you tool maps out different career paths. Look at developing staff with the right values and skills to thrive in higher positions and have clear progression routes available.

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Download the Secrets of Sucess guide to find useful resources to support your recruitment and retention.


Guide to developing your staff

Regular learning and development will help ensure workers can remain up-to-date with best practice to provide the best care and support.


Apprenticeships are a way of developing new staff and providing new skills for existing staff by studying and learning through work.

Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care.

Developing leaders and managers

Opportunity to develop are essential, if the highest standards of quality in social care are to be met and maintained across the sector. Our leadership development programmes, tools and resources support aspiring managers through to top leaders.