About us

The National Skills Academy for Social Care is for everyone committed to excellent adult social care in England.

We are a membership organisation, created by social care employers to transform the quality of:  leadership, management, training, development, and commissioning.

Our aim:

We aim to embed leadership at all levels in the sector, and so to transform the quality of care that is provided to service users. 

At the Skills Academy we believe that the Leadership Qualities Framework is the catalyst required to create this new culture.

Wsuk PartnerUK Partner of
the Year!

The National Skills Academy for Social Care has been named WorldSkills UK Organising
Partner of the Year for 2013.

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What we offer:

We help employers increase staff skills, give employees ways to improve their own skills, endorse quality training and work with commissioners on best practice.

Leadership and Management training programmes:

Improved leadership and management skills are critical in helping the social care sector deliver better care in the current economic climate.

We place the person-centred values of social care at the heart of our leadership and management training, whether for front-line staff or senior leaders.

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By becoming a member you are joining an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership throughout the sector

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The course has left me buzzing with enthusiasm and empowered me with the knowledge and support to improve myself.

Course participant, Hannah Grimshaw - Head of Section at Oakley College, MacIntyre Charity

Upcoming Events

Judging event - Great British Care Awards

Category: Home Care

Today, all nominations will be judged by a panel of experts. The Skills Academy for extremely proud to be sponsoring the Awards. The Great British Care Awards are a celebration of excellence across the social care sector.

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Surrey Care Association Spring Conference 2014

This annual event usually attracts around 100+ care providers from Surrey, with some across border counties in attendance. There is a mix of attendees from Care Homes, Domiciliary Care / Nursing Agencies, Supported Living organisations and also other partners; ie Local Authority representatives.

The National Skills Academy's CEO, Debbie Sorkin, will be sharing secrets in her morning workshop on how to develop strong leadership - Better Leadership, Better Care: how to strengthen leadership and drive quality in your organisation

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National Learning Disabilities Awards 2014

The National Learning Disabilities Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care. The National Skills Academy are extremely proud to sponsor The Managers Award.

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