Accessing Funding

Workforce Development Fund 2017/18

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 2017/18.

This means if you have any employees who have completed and/or are completing QCF 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 QCF qualifications covering:

  • Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership of Health & Social Care
  • QCF Awards/Certificates on various topics

QCF units are funded at a maximum of £15.00 per credit. The funding per unit will be calculated on the number of credits that make up the unit. For example, a QCF Level 2 Diploma which consists of a minimum of 46 credits will be funded at £690.00.

Please note: A maximum of 60 credits (equivalent to £900) can be claimed per learner within 2017/18. Where a qualification is larger than 60 credits you will need to claim the remaining credits in 2018/19 (if available). It is important you make your learning provider aware of this and ensure you claim the units as soon as they’ve been signed off by the internal verifier.

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 National Minimum Data Set (NMDS-SC) is fully updated and completed since April 2017. For more information on this please go to

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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List of acceptable units



Need support?

Contact Justine Heavens on 01202 205847

Partners in Care, BPC, Care & Education,

North Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0LS