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Moving Up – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders Programme

The National Skills Academy are looking for nominations from BAME candidates who already manage services, and who have the ambition and potential to progress to the most senior positions in social care. We are particularly keen to make places available to Registered Managers in private and not-for-profit organisations.

Each organisation will be required to provide a sponsor to support candidates they put forward. This will be a senior manager in the organisation. The Skills Academy will provide a mentor for each candidate.

The academy’s Moving Up programme for BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) leaders is part of its wider leadership development portfolio.

What is the Moving Up – BAME Leaders Programme?

The BAME Leaders Programme was developed in recognition of the importance of having a more representative leadership profile in the sector.

It meets a need for specific leadership development for BAME staff in the adult social care workforce.

The learning methodology offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, one-to-one coaching and mentoring aimed at supporting participants to develop their careers and leadership capacity.

There are 24 places available.

They are looking for participants from the whole range of social care provision: local authorities, private sector, third and voluntary sectors and the NHS.

How will this benefit me as a learner?

  • Opportunity to develop your career
  • Leadership development
  • Build confidence and improve performance
  • How will this benefit me as an employer?
  • Improved outcomes for diverse communities
  • Delivery of a significant project
  • Development of talented future senior leaders
  • Improving diversity in the workforce

All learning outcomes and evaluation of the programme will be shared at a final review session.


Cost to the learner’s organisation is only £400 for members and £500 for non-members, as the programme has been subsidised by the Department of Health. As NCF Members are now Skills Academy Members, they can take advantage of member price discounts for the programme.


24 hour residential: Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November (Coventry)

Learning network one: Wednesday 11 December 2013 (London)

Learning network two: Monday 6 January 2014 (London)

Learning network three: Tuesday 25 February (London)

Learning network four: Monday 17 March (London)

Review day: Thursday 27 March (London)


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