New CPD programmes launched to help managers in the social care sector develop their skills and knowledge
Skills for Care has launched three continuing professional development (CPD) modules to develop the skills and knowledge of managers and future leaders in care services.
The three different CPD modules are: Understanding Performance Management, Understanding Self-management Skills and Understanding Workplace Culture. They cover the essential skills that managers need to lead and develop busy, high-quality services focusing on the importance of self-management, developing a positive workplace culture and performance management.
With each course lasting for one day, the CPD modules also offer an important opportunity for managers to think and talk more widely about what practical and emotional support they need, including peer-to-peer networks, supervision, succession planning and recognition.
Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden said: “Skills for Care believes that managers need, and deserve, the same opportunities for recognised CPD as other professionals in our sector, like social workers, nurses and occupational therapists.
“We’ve backed up that commitment with a significant amount of targeted funding to make sure managers, and those who will lead in the future, can access the CPD modules which can only lead to high quality services in our communities.”
Employers can also claim up to £125 per learner to help cover the cost of managers completing the CPD modules through the Workforce Development Fund (WDF).
The WDF is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care and supports staff in the social care sector to help cover the cost of their CPD training.
In addition, Skills for Care adds that there are numerous places also available from its endorsed providers and WDF partnerships.
To find out more about Skills for Care’s CPD programmes, click here