Accessing Funding

Workforce Development Fund 2018/19

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 2018/19.

This means if you have any employees who have completed and/or are completing QCF or 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 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.

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.

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QCF to the RQF framework, the 60 credit limit has been removed to enable larger qualifications to be claimed but has been replaced by a financial limit per learner.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 National Minimum Data Set (NMDS-SC) is fully updated and completed since April 2018. 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

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