Skills for Care

More than ever before, it’s important to offer opportunities and support to those from diverse backgrounds who wish to fulfil their career goals.

The events of the past year have once again sparked much needed conversations surrounding race and diversity. For many this has been a time of reflection, while countless others have joined the global movement to fight racial inequality.


The Moving Up programme has had a significant impact on the participants who’ve taken part over the last 11 years. Moving Up is tried and tested, and will provide you with the tools and techniques needed to progress your career!

Our Moving Up programme is aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders wanting to take the next step in their learning and development. The programme supports managers who have the desire and drive to progress in their career, but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so.

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


Programme content

This programme is all about you. 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.


Aimed at

This programme is aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders who want to develop themselves and progress in their career at all levels, in all roles, in all different sectors. 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 coordinators
  • registered managers
  • commissioners
  • 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.
  • Asses 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

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


Moving Up programme in 2022.

Join the waitlist and we'll let you know once we start recruiting again for the Moving Up programme.

We are pleased to confirm that employers can now claim £500 per participant, subject to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) rules. Find out more information about the WDF and how to claim.



The Moving Up programme provides essential leadership development to support workers from diverse ethnic backgrounds move into senior leadership roles and I personally know staff who have been on the programme and they speak highly of it.

Cath Roff
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Lead Trustee - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion