Skills for Care

Good and Outstanding care (GO)

We can help your service deliver Good and Outstanding care and exceed Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.

Whether you are looking to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating or improve the quality of care you provide, our practical guidance supports you in meeting the CQC Standards.   

Our guidance brings together best practice, recommendations, resources, practical examples, and learning so you can meet or exceed CQC expectations.

Our Good or Outstanding (GO) range draws on practical examples from CQC reports and regulated providers, to share best practice, help you prepare for inspection and improve your service.

New services

Learn about setting up a new regulated care organisation.

Preparing for CQC assessment

Find out how to prepare for inspection.

Inspection toolkit

This toolkit includes exercises, examples, recommendations and resources to help you understand CQC expectations.

Improve your CQC rating

Discover how to recover after falling below CQC standards.

Outstanding care

Be inspired by providers delivering the highest standards of care. Learn how to deliver outstanding care.


Our Virtual Learning Modules offer interactive learning to further your understanding of key CQC concepts.

Workshops and seminars

Further your learning with these practical advanced modules.

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This introduction to Skills for Care for regulated providers outlines our practical support - including free guides, events and funding opportunities - to help leaders and managers to recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior roles.