Workforce Development Fund

2021-22 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND

CAHSC Learning Partnership has been awarded a WDF grant for 2021-22 as the WDF Partnership for Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly.

If you have any questions about accessing the fund or submitting a claim, please contact Business Support Officer, Stacey Adrien, on [email protected]  

WHAT IS THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND?

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health and Social Care, distributed by Skills for Care. WDF makes a substantial contribution to the costs of care staff gaining qualifications. The fund enables care employers to have a continuing commitment to staff learning and development by enhancing their learning and development budgets.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM WDF FROM CAHSC?

This fund is available to all adult social care providers in Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly. You must become a WDF Partnership member and be registered and compliant on ASC-WDS (previously known as NMDS-SC). If you are not registered with ASC-WDS, you can create an account here.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

You can claim funding towards the cost of listed qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules completed between 1 January 2021 and the 31 March 2022. This includes money towards the cost of course fees (or employer contributions) and associated costs such as:

  • employees’ salaries whilst they are undertaking training
  • coaching and mentoring costs
  • venue costs for the training
  • wage replacement costs.

View the list of funded qualifications and learning

WHERE CAN I GET HELP OR ADVICE ABOUT WDF?

More information about WDF can be found in our DOWNLOADS section on this page and also on the Skills for Care website. For further advice you can contact us at CAHSC about any aspects of WDF, including registering and updating ASC-WDS on [email protected]