Your Skills

Your skills

Whatever stage of your career, and whatever role you’re in, a priority of the Staffordshire Social Care Workforce Partnership is to make sure you have the professional development opportunities you need to take you wherever your aspiration goes.   

Here you’ll find support from across the partnership and the opportunities available to access what you need, when you need it. 

Read about the importance of being a lifelong learner.

Working as a partnership means that you have access to more training and development opportunities, even if they are run by another organisation. This is because all organisations and businesses in Staffordshire are working much closer together and offer the majority of their courses to anyone in social care. 

Take a look at the list below to take the next step in your social care career.

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Learn reablement and rehabilitation skills 

Delivered by The Social Care institute of Excellence and Keele University, the courses are aimed at healthcare workers at all levels. Courses are available throughout October and November. Download the leaflet below to find out more


 Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 are all available from Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), to help you to get into a career in care and progress up the career ladder. More information about social care apprenticeships

Free online learning

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) also offer free online courses that will help your expand your social care skills.  These courses include Mental Health awareness, falls, end of life care, substance misuse, handling medication, Dementia care, and lots more. Download the brochure below:

Variety of courses from the Care Market Development Team

Staffordshire County Councils Care Market Development Team (CMDT) support Staffordshire's care organisations to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled staff. They do this in a number of ways including support a wide range of training from compulsory to advanced training for all. Take a look at events near you - Staffordshire County Care Commissioning Events | Eventbrite

Functional maths skills

Don’t run away! Most people struggle with maths, but with a bit of help it can make a real difference to your career.  Free flexible learning about everyday maths skills, online, face to face or in groups are available throughout the year across Staffordshire. No algebra in sight! If you don’t already have GCSE grade 4/C in Maths, the course will be free.  Explore everyday maths courses

Do you have any courses to share?

Let us know so we can showcase them to the thousands of potential attendees across social care in Staffordshire.  Email with the details.

Want to host a learning session or create some content?

Whether you have a special skill or are an expert in a certain area, let us know if you can host a training session, event or create some Love Learning content to share with colleagues. Email the Learning and Development team or