Skills for Care

Our Moving Up programme supports Black and Asian minoritised groups who are managers or aspiring managers and have the desire and drive to progress in their career but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so. 

The programme has had a significant impact on the participants who’ve taken part over the last 12 years. It’s important to offer opportunities and support to people who are Black and Asian and wish to fulfil their career goals. 

If you're a Black or Asian manager or aspiring manager, this programme is all about you. By registering for this programme, you'll gain an increased understanding of who you are, your strengths and your weaknesses and a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges you may have. It will focus on increasing your confidence and self-belief, to allow you to grow and progress to where you want to be in your career.  

The programme will provide you with the tools to focus and understand your organisation better to help you shape and influence your career progression.  

It will explore your personal brand, how people perceive you, how you present yourself to others, and your leadership style. 

You will share experiences and ideas with your peers and develop a strong support network. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals and learn from each other.


One of the best leadership and training programmes I’ve done in my career. We had a safe and supportive space for real conversations and personal development through this leadership and management programme. The support and delivery by the facilitators and programme lead were second to none.

Vhenekayi Nyambayo
Moving Up participant 2019/20


Who is the programme for?

It's for Black and Asian minoritised groups who are leaders or aspiring leaders and want to develop themselves and progress in their career at all levels, in all roles, in all types of social care organisations. 

Previous participants have come from local government, social care, commissioning organisations, charities, third sector, nurses and occupational health. Job roles include team leaders, managers, supervisors, deputy managers, care co-ordinators, registered managers, commissioners and social workers.

Learning outcomes

  • learn how to improve your confidence and self-belief.
  • develop and understand your personal brand, how people perceive you and how to raise your profile in your organisation.
  • assess your leadership style and understand how that impacts on the people around you.
  • enhance your leadership skills to become a more effective leader.
  • identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • gain an understanding of the power of networking.
  • motivation techniques.
  • awareness of how protected characteristics and culture impact practice.
  • gain an opportunity to network and learn with, and from your peers.


Programme delivery and dates

The Moving Up programme will be delivered through blended learning – a combination of self-learning modules and three live online sessions.

The next programme dates are:

  • Wednesday 31 January 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Monday 8 April 2024, 09:30 - 16:00


Cost of the programme

The programme costs £750+VAT.

If you’re an ADASS member, you may qualify for a discount. Please contact your local ADASS about this. 

We’re pleased to confirm that employers can now claim £500 per participant once the learner has completed the course and received their certificate, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the Workforce Development Fund. 

Find out more information about the WDF and how to claim.

If you wish to pay by invoice please register by 17:00 on 14 January 2024. A valid and authorised purchase order (PO) number is required at registration.

Registration for those who wish to pay by credit card or BACS will close at 17:00 on the 16 January 2024.


Book your place


If you have any issues or questions with regards to booking onto the programme that starts in January, please email


Get in touch

Moving Up can be commissioned by trusts, partnerships, organisations, local authorities or other commissioning groups. Please email to ask for details.