We are pleased to announce that funding is now available for this year’s Workforce Development Fund and we are open for claims.


The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.


In order to register for the WDF your organisation must first register with the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) here https://asc-wds.skillsforcare.org.uk/login.  If you have already registered then please ensure your details are up to date – they must have been updated since 1st April 2023 for your organisation to be eligible for the WDF. Attached is some information on updating the ASC-WDS. If you have any queries please do contact Laura Stooke at laura.stooke@rcpa.org.uk .


Once registered please complete and return the attached Member Declaration Form.  We will then send you the Claim Submission Form, which will need to be completed and returned to us with a copy of the learner’s certificate and the bank details to which the funding will be paid.


A full list of funded qualifications and learning programmes is attached and full information regarding eligibility and the WDF process can be found on the Skills for Care website below:




Unfortunately funding is not guaranteed as the funding is finite, so please get your declaration and claims to us at your earliest opportunity.


Please note the maximum claim per learner is £2,000 and the deadline for claims is 31st March 2024.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at laura.stooke@rcpa.org.uk .

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