Assessed and supported year in employment funding

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Receive funding to support your newly qualified social workers

We can provide funding to support your newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

You can apply for funding for each NQSW registered for the ASYE after 1 February 2016. 

This funding is only available for social workers completing the ASYE in an adult setting. 

The ASYE is a twelve month assessment programme for social work graduates, which provides a consistent approach to learning.

How can I access funding?

You will only be able to access ASYE funding for 2016/17 if you completed a pre-registration application form.

  • We can accept pre-registration applications from Wednesday 1 June 2016
  • The deadline for pre-registration of local authorities/NHS/CIC/social enterprise employers is Friday 8 July 2016
  • For private and voluntary employers the deadline is Friday 13th January 2017

How much will I receive?

There is a fixed sum of money which will be distributed amongst employers who submitted a pre-registration application.

We expect your first milestone payment will be between £800 and £1000 per newly qualified social worker (NQSW).

Please note this figure will depend on the total number of pre-applications we receive across England. 

What are the next steps?

Once you've submitted a pre-registration application you will be able to access the ASYE funding portal to register your NQSWs.  The portal is expected to open on 11 July 2016.  Further information can be found in our FAQ's and Letter to Employers

If you have any questions about funding for NQSWs in adults services, please email

Funding for social workers in child and family services

Funding for child and family social workers is managed by the Department for Education. For more information visit their website

If you have any questions please email

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