Social care trainers' resource

We produce guidelines and standards for adults’ and children’s social care.

This resource will help you quickly find content you can use in your training.

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Benefits of using our guidance in your training

  • we make sure our guidance is kept up to date
  • our guidance and resources are free use and to download
  • our guidance is designed to improve the quality of care
  • the content is based on what's been proven to work
  • all of our guidance is developed by experts, including people who use services.

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Sign up for 'NICE News for Health and Social Care' our free monthly e-bulletin. It includes links to relevant new guidance and quick guides.

Our guidance

A complete list of our social care guidance and quality standards.

  • guidelines - include recommendations for practice.
  • quality standards - contain statements designed to support quality improvement (can be linked to Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection framework).

Social care quick guides

Easy access to our quick guide information on social care topics.

These guides are:

  • short
  • visually appealing
  • designed for social care audiences
  • ideal for use in staff training
  • free to download and use.

Guidance on popular topics

On this page you will find guidance about the most popular topics for social care trainers.

Download this resource

You can download a PDF version of this resource to print and share. 

Further resources

Quality and CQC inspections

Download our quality improvement resource. It can help you to find individual quality statements and medicines recommendations, mapped against CQC adult social care framework key lines of enquiry.

The resource is an independent source of guidance on practical ways to improve quality. Our guidance is drawn from current evidence-based research. This means you can be confident that it's based on the best available evidence.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear your feedback about our guidance and resources in relation to your work. Email us at