Information for employer led partnerships

Details of large national organisations who hold their own WDF grant can be found here. These organisations must claim all funding through their national grant and cannot join a WDF partnership to access funds.

Making a claim

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

Details of the qualifications and learning programmes that will be funded and the funding contributions are available here. To claim for QCF qualifications you will need to add codes for all units within the qualification to your claim form so that we can identify any units which have been previously funded. You can find the unit codes on the unit look up list. If you have claimed units of a QCF qualification previously, the amount of funding paid for those units will be deducted from the advertised funding value of the qualification and you will be paid the balance. 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.) All units must be included on your claim form.

Grant holders can access the funds in their grant agreement by making a claim to Skills for Care. You must complete a grant holder claims submission form for every claim made. 

Grant milestones for 2018-19

Funding claims need to be submitted to Skills for Care by the grant holder in line with the grant milestones:

  • 25% of funding by 28 September 2018
  • 50% of funding by 30 November 2018
  • 75% of funding by 31 January 2019
  • 100% of funding by 29 March 2019.

We will accept eligible claims for WDF 2018-19 until 31 May 2019. Certificates with a date of issue in April or May 2019 will be accepted as evidence in support of WDF 2018-19 claims.

Promoting WDF and your partnership

You can add in your own contact details to the information for employers leaflet we have produced. 


Some successful grant holders invest a significant amount of time in supporting their members to comply with the NMDS-SC requirements for WDF, whilst others refer members to the NMDS-SC Support Service

The NMDS-SC offers of support for partnerships has been developed to outline how Skills for Care can support you to help your members complete the NMDS-SC as required.  

Guidance and important documents for members

The how to claim funding through a partnership page has all the information that partnership members need. 


Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions from grant holders.