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Choosing Workforce Learning - Skills for Care Guide

4 July 2013

Skills for Care provides practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce. Investing in graduates actively looking for a career in social care. Find out more about 'What we do'.

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download the pdf: Choosing Workforce Learning Guide 

NCF members were consulted in the production of this very useful guide to choosing workforce learning!

Choosing workforce learning has been designed to help those in adult social care select and purchase learning and development for their workforce. 

The Leadership Qualities Framework describes the attitudes and behaviours that provide the foundation for leadership. It outlines what leadership should look like in different contexts.

In the section on continuing professional development, it clearly points out the responsibility to develop and maintain learning and development for all.

As well as highlighting the benefits to your business of investing in skills, this guide provides information on:

  • different types of learning
  • assessing learning needs
  • choosing the right learning
  • finding a learning provider
  • evaluating learning and development
  • questions and issues that should be considered

There is also a list of useful resources at the end of this document and a checklist to help you choose a suitable learning provider.

If you are an individual who employs your own personal assistant, you may find Skills for Care’s Toolkit for employing personal assistants useful for ideas on developing them.

For more information and links to other resources visit

Choosing workforce learning replaces Skills for Care’s former Care Training Code publications.

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