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).

We’re still awaiting confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) of grant funding support for the ASYE in adult services for 2019-20.

Subject to that confirmation, we anticipate the level of funding will be a fixed ‘pot’ of money to be distributed and our arrangements for disbursal will be similar to last year. Employers will be required to provide evidence of their membership of an external moderation partnership when they submit their pre-registration application. Employers are also required to comply with requests for the submission of evidence to the national moderation panel.

Our planning, again subject to DHSC confirmation, for the 2019-20 application process is:

  • The pre-registration application process will open on Monday 20 May 2019.
  • The deadline for receipt of pre-registration applications for local authorities/NHS/community interest companies/social enterprise employers is Friday 5 July 2019.
  • For small private and voluntary employers the deadline for pre-registration applications is Friday 10 January 2020.

Full details including the application form, guidance for completing this and FAQs will be available on this page soon.  

If you have any questions or need further information please email us.     

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