Could you be eligible for funding from the Workforce Development Fund ?
Funding is distributed by Skills for Care via a network of employer led partnerships.
Contacting and joining a partnership?
You will need to choose a link to national partnerships, direct access partnerships or partnerships in your area. You will be able to review the partnerships and contact the one you would like to join, via the details displayed on the Skills for Care webpage.
Eligibility criteria :
What's in it for my organisation?
WDF is a contribution towards the cost of completing units and qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), meaning you can claim back a proportion of the costs of your worker's training. Funding is calculated on the credit size of QCF units - £15 per credit. A list of acceptable units for funding is available on the Skills for Care website - www.skillsforcare.org.uk/wdf
How much you can claim back will depend on the qualification, the units selected and how many credits make up those units. Below are some examples of what can be claimed:
Employers can make claims for WDF to support the cost of course fees (or employer contributions) and for associated costs, such as employees' salaries while they are undertaking training, coaching and mentoring costs, venue costs for the training and if required backfill (wage replacement costs)
How do I start?
To access the Workforce Development Fund the lead partner should be contacted:
For general enquiries about the Workforce Development Fund, and information about the ways Skills for Care can support you
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 2411275
For NMDS-SC queries contact the NMDS-SC helpdesk on 0845 8730129