19 Nov 2021
by Carole Broughton

Workforce Development Funding can help with your training costs

The Homecare Association is the lead partner of a national partnership for claiming Workforce Development Funding (WDF) for adult social care employers operating in England, who comply with the ASC-WDS requirements.

In the last funding year, we distributed £267,520.00 of funding to care providers to help with their training costs.

WDF is a contribution to the cost of employees undertaking vocational qualifications, learning programmes and digital modules from the Skills for Care funded qualifications and learning list. This is a retrospective funding stream and all costs must have been incurred prior to claiming towards these costs from WDF. The overarching principle of WDF is that employers cannot make a profit from their employees undertaking training.  Funding is also subject to the requirement that employers must submit data to Skills for Care’s Adult Social Care – Workforce Data Set (webinars on this dataset).

Employers wishing to join the partnership must complete a members’ declaration form and submit this to the partnership lead. Partners can then submit evidence to support their claims and keep records of funding spent and received for 6 years. The evidence required is a copy of the learner’s certificate with an issue date between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2022.

More information from: Workforce development fund (homecareassociation.org.uk)

Related topics