Skills for Care has launched three continuing professional development (CPD) modules to develop the skills and knowledge of managers and future care leaders.
The modules cover the fundamental building blocks 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.
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.”
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, and are in addition to Skills for Care’s existing leadership programmes: Lead to Succeed and Well-led.
For information on Skills for Care’s recommendations for developing managers, CPD programmes, funding and endorsed learning providers, visit www.skillsforcare.org.uk/leadersandmanagers