Information for employer-led partnerships

This information is relevant for Workforce Development Fund (WDF) grant holders of employer-led partnerships.

Claim funding for completed qualifications and learning 

Once you’ve received a claim from your partnership member, you’ll need to complete your claim form and a grant holder claims submission form for every claim made and submit your completed forms to us by 31 May 2021. All qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules claimed for must feature on the list of funded qualifications and learning.

How to put together a WDF claim 2020-21 will support you in making a claim.

Employers claiming WDF through a partnership can find the details of how to make a claim.

Funding claims need to be submitted to us by the partnership grant holder in line with the grant milestones:

  • 20% of funding claimed by 30 September 2020
  • 40% of funding claimed by 30 November 2020
  • 60% of funding claimed by 29 January 2021
  • 100% of funding claimed by 31 March 2021. 
  • Partnership requirements
    There are certain criteria that Skills for Care expects grant holders and their respective partnerships to exercise when disbursing the WDF. 
    ⇨ Download the partnership requirements.
  • Engaging with End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) Employers of apprentices need to engage the services of an EPAO to deliver the end-point assessment to their apprentices. Early engagement with the EPAO significantly increases the chances of a successful outcome for the apprentice. We've created a leaflet to help employers with the process. 
    ⇨ Download the leaflet.

  • WDF overview leaflet
    We've created this WDF overview leaflet for employers. There's space on page 4 for you to add the WDF contact details of your partnership. 
    ⇨ Download the leaflet.


Please note: large national organisations who hold their own WDF grant must claim all funding through their national grant and can’t join a partnership to access WDF. 
⇨ View the list of large national organisation WDF grant holders.