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The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is an online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England. 

There are currently around 20,000 care providers using the ASC-WDS service.

The data collected is vital to the Government, the Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission as it allows them to plan, fund and monitor the sector. 

The service helps care providers run their business and manage their staff training needs. It can also provide access to the Workforce Development Fund, a valuable source of funding for staff training.

Create an ASC-WDS account

Creating an ASC-WDS account is really simple and takes just 5 minutes. Once your details have been validated by Skills for Care, you can start to add your workplace information and staff records.

Create an account now

If you’re having any difficulties logging in or setting up an account, please contact our support team for help

Call: 0113 241 0969 | Email: 

Upcoming webinars

  • Take a virtual tour of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) | Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 | Register now

New recorded webinars

  • Discover the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) | Take a look at this recorded webinar and find out how ASC-WDS data is used, and the benefits it can have for your organisation. Learn how to gain access to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for staff training, how to use the data to monitor your workforce and influence decision making and succession planning and see how the service provides safe management of staff and training records.


Everything you need to know about ASC-WDS

Take a look at our video which tells you everything you need to know about ASC-WDS and all the benefits it can provide to you and your organisation including information on the new ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle.

Duration 3 mins 38 secs


What you can do in ASC-WDS 

This video gives you more information on the ASC-WDS service, what it looks like and what you can do in the service plus lots of information on the benefits of the service.

Duration 5 mins 22 secs