Developing social care managers


If you’re a manager in adult social care, you’ll know the role is rewarding, fast-paced and always challenging. Professional and personal development is essential to allow managers to develop skills, improve their knowledge and build resilience to deal with the demands of the role. In a role characterised by change, staying up-to-date is important and registered managers must be supported to continue to develop their skills through robust, practical continuing professional development (CPD).

Skills for Care is currently growing its suite of leadership and management learning programmes and CPD modules to support the development of new, existing and aspiring managers in adult social care.

‘Lead to succeed’ is a five-day leadership programme designed to help aspiring leaders and managers develop their leadership and management potential, gain knowledge and be supported and challenged to put this into practice.

‘Well-led’ is a four-day leadership programme aimed at registered managers and other managers in adult social care. It supports leaders to deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. Registered Manager, Sharon Smith completed the Well-led programme in July 2018. She said: “The programme has had such a positive effect on our home and the quality of care that we provide.”

‘Understanding performance management’, ‘Understanding self-management skills’ and ‘Understanding workplace culture’ are three new one-day CPD modules developed by Skills for Care for registered managers and other managers in adult social care.

The learning programmes and CPD modules are delivered by our endorsed providers, so you can be assured of the quality of learning you’ll receive. Skills for Care Endorsement is a bespoke mark of quality given to the best learning and development providers within the adult social care sector. To achieve this mark of quality, training providers must go through a comprehensive application process. It’s unique because to become endorsed training providers must be able to clearly evidence that the training delivered makes a significant difference, not only to the learner but also to the person who accesses care and support.

All the leadership and management learning programmes and CPD modules are supported by funding from the Workforce Development Fund. You can claim up to £500 per learner completing Lead to succeed and Well-led and up to £125 per learner per module for completion of the one-day CPD modules.

Click here to find out more about our leadership and management learning programmes and CPD modules.


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