Upskilling registered and frontline managers is key to providing good quality care and effectively supporting the workforce. In recognition of this, some endorsed learning providers have been awarded funding to deliver the following leadership programmes:
- Lead to Succeed
- Leading Change Improving Care
- Understanding Self-management Skills
- Understanding Performance Management
- Understanding Workplace Culture
This opportunity is open to organisations that provide an adult social care service and directly employ paid care staff in England.
Participating employers must:
- update their Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) account(s) in line with the advertised requirements for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF)
- ensure learners complete all elements of the programme by the end of March 2024.
Important points to note:
To be able to claim the funding, you’ll need to provide the learner’s date of birth to the endorsed provider.
Employers cannot claim WDF for any learners who are being funded through this opportunity as double funding is not allowed.
Endorsed providers can only claim funding for employers who have updated their ASC-WDS accounts as set out above, and where learners have completed the full learning programme by the end of March 2024. As long as you ensure this happens, you’ll not be asked to pay for the programme. If you do not meet either of these criteria, you will be expected to pay the learning provider for the programme.
There is a maximum of 20 funded places available to any single organisation.
Large national organisations who hold a direct WDF grant with Skills for Care cannot access this funding opportunity. They should claim funds for any completed learning programmes through their grant.
Only the learning programmes listed above are available through this funding opportunity. Any wider WDF claims must be made through one of our WDF partnerships or directly via Skills for Care in the usual way. Find out more about the WDF.
Learning provider details
Here you’ll find contact details for each of the endorsed providers and which leadership programmes they have funding for. Please contact the providers directly for details of the delivery methods and training dates. Please note, additional providers will be added in due course.