Skills for Care

Developing your workforce

It’s important that staff are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support.

Investing in learning and development opportunities also supports staff retention. Workers feel valued because they can see you’re investing in them.

Duration 1 min 56 secs


Find resources and tools to support you with the development of your workforce.


Guide to developing your staff

Our guidance can help you plan, deliver and evaluate the learning and development you provide for your staff.

Care Certificate

The Care Certificate defines the minimum standards any adult social care worker needs to meet when working in social care. Find resources to support the delivery and assessment of the Care Certificate.


Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff or recruit new workers into your organisation. They also attract lots of government funding. Find out how your apprenticeships could support your organisation.


Qualifications can play an important role in learning and development and there are a wide variety available within adult social care to support the development of your workforce.

Care topics

Tools and resources to support workers to gain the specialist knowledge and skills needed to provide high quality care and support.

Find a learning provider

Find a Skills for Care endorsed learning provider to deliver high quality learning and development to your workforce.

Endorsement for learning providers

Learning providers can find out more about Skills for Care endorsement – the bespoke quality mark given to the best learning and development providers within the adult social care sector and the exclusive benefits that come with endorsement.

Information hub for individual employers and personal assistants

Visit our information hub for tools, resources and funding opportunities dedicated to individual employers (IE) and personal assistants (PA) including information for individuals employers (IE) on developing their PA.


Learn from others

With over 100 case studies across a range of topics, including free training materials, films and other learning, Learn from others is intended to help adult socail care employers wishing to address similar needs.

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