How To Claim Funding For Training Your Staff

What is the Workforce Development Fund?

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) comes from the Department of Health and Social Care and is disseminated by Skills for Care.  It supports adult social care providers to claim back money towards the costs of staff completing a range of adult social care qualifications and learning programmes.  ECA has been awarded a WDF Grant for 2019.20 and distributes funding across Essex, Southend and Thurrock on behalf of Skills for Care.

What can I Claim?

Training must be completed between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2020.  The fund can be claimed for money towards the costs of course fees and associated costs such as:

  • Staff salaries whilst undertaking training and/or wage replacement costs
  • Coaching and mentoring costs and/or venue costs for training

All costs must be incurred before WDF is claimed and employers must ensure they have records in place to evidence the costs of any funding claim they make

What training can I claim for?

Please see the Skills for Care list of Funded Qualifications and Learning Programmes

WDF Funded Qualifications

If You Have Never Claimed WDF Funding Before:

1.  Complete your ASC – Workforce Data Set (formerly NMDS.SC) For more information please click here

2.  Email your completed Members Declaration Form and Letter of Agreement to ectp@essexcare.org.uk

3.  Email your completed Employers Claim Submission Form , Claim information sheet and a photocopy of your employee’s qualification certificate to ectp@essexcare.org.uk

4.  ECTP will review your application and submit all accurate claims to Skills for Care on your behalf.  You should be notified within 6 to 8 weeks if your claim has been successful.

If You Have Claimed WDF Previously

1.  Complete or update your ASC – Workforce Data Set (formerly NMDS.SC) For more information please click here

2.  Email your completed  Claim Submission Form , Claim information sheet and a photocopy of your employee’s qualification certificate to ectp@essexcare.org.uk

3.  ECTP will review your application and submit all accurate claims to Skills for Care on your behalf.  You should be notified within 6 to 8 weeks if your claim has been successful

 

What People Say

We're a non profit making organisation and the funding allows us to invest in our staff to achieve qualifications. Without this funding we would struggle to provide training to our staff beyond the basic mandatory courses.

- EH Southend

How To Claim

For more information on how to claim, contact ECTP on 01268 565551 or email

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How To Claim

For more information on how to claim, contact ECTP on 01268 565551 or email

What People Say

Having the opportunity to claim funding has been very beneficial for us. Having your team at the other end of the phone is a real bonus for me, when it comes to claiming I have always found ECTP so friendly and happy to help.

- EBC Clacton

WDF funding has ensured we are able to offer staff the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills. In turn this ensures we can provide a truly person centred, high level of care and support of our clients

- AC Frinton