Skills for Care

Forefront is the start of your leadership journey and will provide understanding of what you’ll need to do to develop your career. This is an opportunity to kick start your journey!

Forefront is a new programme being supported by Skills for Care, aimed at those from minority ethnic backgrounds who work directly with people drawing on care and support.

The 2 modules have been designed to support participants when dealing with specific challenges they face in the sector, while helping them to build confidence in improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations.


Programme content

The modules provide an introductory pipeline into the Moving Up programme, designed to develop leadership skills and promote career progression. All topics covered in the modules form part of an action plan for the participant to use within their own organisation. Topics include:

  • an overview of Equality diversity and Inclusion
  • discrimination
  • promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity within your organisation
  • leadership and management
  • personal branding
  • communication skills
  • career barriers and career progression.


Aimed at

While designed specifically to meet the needs of workers from a minority ethnic background, we also recognise the value for workers from wider backgrounds in supporting equality diversity and inclusion within their organisations.



Forefront is priced at £90 for both modules.

We are pleased to confirm that employers can claim £50 per participant, per module subject to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) rules. Find out more information about the WDF and how to claim.


Accessing Forefront

Learners will need to log in to their Skills for Care account (or register for an account if they don’t already have one) and click on the Virtual learning environment button. Payment is made using your Paypal account or by credit/debit card.