Well Led

Well Led is a four day Leadership and Management programme for Health and Social Care created by Skills for Care. The training course provides opportunities to explore real life issues and challenges in care. The programmes are fully fundable using the Workforce Development Fund.

Well Led

Well Led – Skills for Care Management Training

Well Led is a four day programme created by Skills for Care, providing opportunities to explore real life issues and challenges. It also includes practical examples, specific to adult social care of what well led looks like in a “good” or “outstanding” service. CQC’s Transitional Regulatory Approach focuses on the Well Led and Safe KLOEs which means this course is now even more important.

The Four Key Learning Outcomes of the Well Led Course:

  • Leadership fundamentals: Gain a clear understanding of effective leadership and its role in promoting high-quality care.
  • Communication skills: Develop strong communication skills to engage stakeholders, build relationships, and communicate effectively with your team.
  • Change management: Acquire the skills to identify areas for improvement, implement change effectively, and manage change in the social care sector.
  • Best practices: Learn about best practices in the social care sector, including staff recruitment and retention, promoting a culture of learning, and continuous improvement.

As a Skills for Care “Centre of Excellence” endorsed learning provider, over 3,000 social care managers have now successfully completed the Well Led programme with Grey Matter Learning. If you want to join them and experience the benefits – register here.

Claim back the cost of Lead to Succeed using the Workforce Development Fund

  • Train for free
  • Improve retention
  • Develop your leaders

At just £300 per learner

“Our data shows that if a service is rated good or outstanding in well-led, it’s more likely to be rated good or outstanding overall, compared with any other key question.” – The Care Quality Commission

Upcoming Programme Dates

Well Led Training
5 Days
Skills for Care
Well Led Training
5 Days
Skills for Care
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Well Led Frequently asked Questions

Find the leadership programme you would like to book on our website and use our secure online payment portal to checkout. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us if you would like to book your own programme.

You can book a place for yourself, or book your whole team onto one of our programmes.

Lead to Succeed has been designed for leaders in Social Care up to and including Registered Managers. Well Led is for Managers with a Level 5 or equivalent qualification. Leading Change Improving Care (LCIC) is a national development programme for new and
experienced managers of adult social care services.

This management training is designed for:

  • Care Managers wishing to refresh their skills
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Nursing Staff
  • Deputy Managers
  • Senior Staff
  • Aspiring and New Managers
  • Induction Mentors
Once you join a leadership programme, you will receive details to join each module before the session starts. You will also be given access to your own leadership dashboard on our website to download your programme resources and access the course webinar links.
The Skills for Care management training courses don’t have an associated level. They are for anyone who would like to develop their leadership skills.

Currently we deliver all of our courses virtually. However, for large organisations with training requirements for multiple staff, we can deliver our leadership programmes on-site.

If you miss a module, you will need to pay to take that individual module again. We don’t offer refunds for any places booked on programmes or modules.

If you’re unable to attend the programme you have booked, we will offer an alternative programme to join.

No, it’s best practice to have completed the Lead to Succeed programme but it’s not a requirement.

You can complete both Well Led and Lead to Succeed claim back funding for both once they are completed.

Once the programme has been completed and you have your certificate, you can claim funding back directly from Skills for Care or through an Employer Led Partnership. You must be Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASCWDS) compliant in order to claim funding.

Our team can support you in doing this through one of our recommended Employer Led Partnerships.

Our Learning programmes don’t require a Unique Learner Number (ULN) to claim back funding.