If you’re an adult social care employer in England, you can claim the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the costs of your employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes.
If you’d prefer to read our leaflet, you can download it here.
If you are a learning provider, large national organisation (1000+ employees) or an employer led partnership, please visit the appropriate page. You can also read more about how the WDF has helped others.
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health which is disbursed by Skills for Care. It’s a limited pot of money which funds qualifications, units and learning programmes to support the ongoing professional development of staff across adult social care in England.
Employers can claim back a contribution towards the costs of employees completing health and social care qualifications, units, Apprenticeships and learning programmes. Employers who directly incur costs for learning and development, such as course fees, can access the WDF to reclaim a contribution towards these costs.