How to claim funding directly from Skills for Care

If you've already signed up to access the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2018-19 from us directly and you met the NMDS-SC account requirements for WDF by 31 March 2019, you can continue to submit claims from the 2018-19 WDF until 31 May 2019.

How to put together a Workforce Development Fund (WDF) claim 2018/19 will support you in making a claim.

Complete the claim submission form and submit it to us along with a copy of the learner's certificate.

Qualification certificates must contain the following information:

  • candidate name
  • candidate registration number
  • unique learner number
  • name of qualification qualification number as per our list of funded qualifications and learning programmes
  • the date of issue of the certificate must be between 1 January 2018 and 31 May 2019
  • name of the awarding organisation
  • name of the learning provider or centre number.
  • QCF certificates must contain the breakdown of units completed. You must complete the details of the units completed onto your claim form as per the codes on the unit look up list.

Learning programme certificates must contain the following information:

  • candidate name
  • date of birth
  • name of learning programme
  • our code as per the list of funded qualifications and learning programmes
  • the date of issue of the certificate must be between 1 January 2018 and 31 May 2019
  • name of endorsed learning provider.

You’re responsible for maintaining a clear audit trail of funding received and spent and must be able to confirm details of learning and development funded through WDF if required so we recommend you retain copies of the evidence for your records.

Please note if you are claiming funding for a completed QCF qualification, the amount of funding you will receive is the total advertised funding value of the qualification minus any funding you have already received. For example, you have already claimed funding (£360) for the 9 mandatory units within a level 2 diploma in health and social care. The total advertised funding value for the completed qualification is £690, therefore you will receive £330. (£690 - £360 = £330.)

You'll be contacted directly if there are any queries with your claim and notified in writing if any learning cannot be claimed.

To enable all employers to have the opportunity to claim funding during the year, we operate limits to the amount that can be claimed by individual organisations during the year. If you reach your limit we will advise you. Claims for additional funds can be submitted from now until 31 May 2019. We cannot guarantee to fund all additional claims received but will fund what we can to ensure funds are full disbursed. We will advise you of the outcome of any claims you submit.

 

Last chance to claim money towards QCF qualifications

2018/19 is the final year in which Qualification and Credits Framework (QCF) qualifications can be claimed, with the exception of the adult pathways of the level 5 diploma in leadership in health and social care and children and young people’s services. Please submit your claim by 31 May 2019 to ensure you don't miss out on this funding.