Skills for Care

Ensuring your workforce are properly supported through a thorough induction reduces the risk of employees feeling out of their depth, in turn reducing their stress and increasing their enjoyment of their job.

A supportive induction helps new team members fit comfortably and safely into your organisation.

Shadowing, mentoring, buddying, peer support, values-based learning and additional training around core skills and specific health conditions can all be included in the induction.

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Linking up your new starters with an existing member of staff can help ease them into their new role.


Funding for Essential training

Available as three individual packages of learning:

  1. rapid induction (aimed at new staff), 
  2. refresher training (aimed at existing staff)
  3. a volunteer programme.

Employers can select from 12 endorsed training providers, some of which are new additions this year. These providers have been awarded grants to deliver the rapid induction programme.


Essential training

Our aim is to help employers quickly train new recruits to ensure that all workers can complete their duties safely. Employers can select from 12 endorsed training providers.

Care Certificate

The Care Certificate helps new employees understand the minimum standards in adult social care.

Manager Induction Standards

Our Manager Induction Standards set out what a new manager needs to know and understand to perform well in their role.