Core skills education and training framework


Sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in learning disability care.

Commissioned and funded by the Department of Health, the development of the framework was led by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care in collaboration with a number of key stakeholders and experts in learning disability care. The framework focuses on how to:

  • identify key skills and knowledge for roles and team
  • plan and design content for education and training
  • commission education and training
  • conduct training needs analysis
  • support performance management processes and the assessment of competence

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