Accessing Funding

Workforce Development Fund 2019/20

Partners in Care (PIC) are delighted to announce they were successful in securing funds to support staff training, through the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for 2019/20.

This means if you have any employees who have completed and/or are completing RQF qualifications (paid or received free of charge) then funding could be claimed to support your future training budget!

The fund can support a range of RQF and some near completion QCF qualifications covering:

  • Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership of Health & Social Care
  • QCF and RQF Awards/Certificates on various topics including Dementia, End of Life Care and Learning Disabilities.


Important – Please note: In response to the move from the QCF to the RQF framework, the 60 credit limit has been removed to enable larger qualifications to be claimed but has been replaced by a financial limit per learner. A maximum of £1,200 can be claimed per learner per funding year from April 2018 to March 2019.

Making a claim against the Workforce Development Fund requires some steps to be completed. Please read through the guidance, completing and submitting evidence as required.

You will need to ensure your Adult Sicial Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is fully updated and completed since April 2018. For more information on this please go to

You can view the most recent list of Funded Qualifications and Learning programmes updated by Skills for Care below.

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The Partners in Care team are here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

How to access the funding

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Need support?

Contact Justine Heavens on 01202 205847

Partners in Care, BPC, Care & Education,

North Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0LS