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 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 2018. 

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

The ASYE is a 12 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 2018/19 if you completed a pre-registration application form.

We can accept pre-registration applications from Monday 21 May 2018. The deadline for pre-registration of local authorities/NHS/community interest companies (CIC)/social enterprise employers is Friday 6 July 2018. For private and voluntary employers the deadline is Friday 11 January 2019.

Employers need to provide evidence of their membership in an external moderation partnership to access funding by submitting their memorandum of collaboration with their pre-registration application.

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 have submitted a pre-registration application you will need to access the ASYE funding portal to register your NQSWs. The portal is now open and employers can register their NQSWs up until 31 January 2019. Any NQSWs not registered by this date will not be eligible for funding. Further information can be found in our FAQs and letter to employers. Guidance is available on how to use the portal.

How do I claim an ASYE certificate?

Skills for Care is now issuing ASYE certificates to employers for newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) in adults services. The Skills for Care certificates will look slightly different to the previous certificates but the process for issuing the certificates will remain the same. 

In order to claim a certificate, employers will need to update the NQSW record on the portal with the date of completion of the ASYE. Guidance on how to update the portal is available. If you have any questions please email


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