Training for PAs

We offer a wide range of free adult social care courses. These courses will provide you with valuable skills and knowledge for the care and support services you are offering or plan to offer.

For more information on Adult Social Care courses currently available please visit: Adult social care training

Skills for Care

People who employ PAs or contract with self-employed PAs (aged 18 or over and living in England) can apply to Skills for Care for funding to train themselves and their PAs.

This funding is applicable for:

Individual employers (IEs) living in England, aged 18 and over who employ their own PAs or contract* with self-employed PAs, using:

  • their own money, or
  • adult social care direct payments or
  • NHS Personal Health Budgets.

PAs employed or contracted* as above.

We will ask for evidence to ensure that self-employed PAs accessing the training are genuinely self-employed. This fund can’t be used to pay for PAs who are employed by an organisation.

*Contract means those with true self-employed status.

How to apply

To apply for funding click for the application form or get in touch for help: Individual Employer Funding

Deadline for all applications is midday Friday 14 March 2025 and all funded training courses must be started before Monday 31 March 2025.

Q&A sessions

If you are thinking about applying and want to know more you can join a Skills for Care Q&A sessions where we'll be running through how to apply, exploring the benefits to developing yourself/your PAs and answering any questions.

Please email for the joining details and further information.