Assessed and supported year in employment funding

Lady with short hair and glasses smiling

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 2017. 

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'll only be able to access ASYE funding for 2017/18 if you completed a pre-registration application form.

We're accepting pre-registration applications. The deadline for pre-registration of local authorities/NHS/CIC/social enterprise employers has now passed. For private and voluntary employers the deadline is Friday 12 January 2018.

How much will I receive?

There's 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?

Funding is available for NQSWs in adult services who started/will start the ASYE between 1 February 2017 and 31 January 2018. Further information on funding for NQSWs in adult services can be found in our FAQs and letter to employers.

Once you've submitted a pre-registration application you'll need to access the ASYE funding portal to register your NQSWs. We've developed guidance to help you use the funding portal.

In order to register your NQSWs and claim funding we need to have received the following:

  • a pre-registration application – the deadline for local authority NHS, CIC and social enterprise employers has now passed (21 July 2017). The deadline for PVI employers is 12 January 2018
  • evidence of the organisation’s membership of an ASYE external moderation partnership.

Employers are now required to upload their assessments, along with internal and external moderation partnership reports onto the portal. This will enable you to keep all ASYE related evidence in the system, streamlining the collection process for the national moderation panel. Our guidance has further information on how to use the portal.     

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