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.

Our guidance

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

Social care quick guides

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

Benefits of using our guidance in your training


We ensure our guidance is kept up to date


Our guidance and resources are free to download


Our guidance is designed to improve the quality of care


Content based on what's been proven to work


Our guidance is developed by experts, including people who use services

The reputation NICE has says it all; when we refer to NICE guidance in our training people listen and respect it.Curve Learning and Development

Guidance on popular topics

Tools and resources

Browse by topic

Browse everything we offer on a topic. This includes guidance, advice, NICE Pathways and quality standards.

Download this resource

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

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.

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

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