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ASYE registration and funding
The government has announced funding of £2000 for each newly qualified social worker for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme in 2013/14. This funding will assist employers of newly qualified social workers to:
- implement the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), which superseded the Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) framework in September 2012
- provide regular support for their newly qualified social workers
- assess each newly qualified social worker during their first year of employment.
Any employer of a newly qualified social worker who undertakes the ASYE is entitled to apply for this funding which will be available through Skills for Care for adults' services and through the Department for Education for children and families services.
ASYE registration for 2013/2014 for the adult sector is now open; click here to access the Skills for Care E-tendering & Funding Portal. From here you will be able to register NQSWs working within the adult sector undertaking the ASYE in 2013/14 . For employers who made registrations in 2012/2013 this is also where details for these applications can be accessed. Please note that new registrations for 2013/14 must be made as a separate application.
Please Note: If you have already registered NQSWs for the ASYE an account will have been created for you, please contact ASYE@skillsforcare.org.uk for your log-in details.
If you are registering one or more NQSWs for the first time please remember that only one ASYE application should be created per employer. Having this one unique application allows you to register multiple NQSWs, and to come back to the same application to register additional NQSWs during the year.
For more information about the registration process please click here.
Funding information for children and families social workers can be found by clicking on this link
Newly qualified social workers already registered on NQSW programmes with DfE or Skills for Care are not eligible for this funding but will continue to receive funding under the existing arrangements.
Employer Transition Fund
The Skills for Care Employer Transition Fund helps adult social work employers work in partnership to continue supporting newly qualified social workers, develop supervisors and assessors, and implement the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).