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).

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) confirmed grant funding support for the ASYE in adult services for 2019-20. Please note, the online portal for officially registering NQSWs for funding in 2019-20 has now closed. 

The level of funding is a fixed ‘pot’ of money to be distributed and disbursal will be based on a formula that takes into account the number of social workers employed by the agency and the number of NQSWs registered.


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