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Workforce Devlelopment Fund (WDF) 2018/19

Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2018/19

The Workforce development Fund 2018/19 is now open for claims

The Care Workforce Development Partnership (CWDP) is the Lead Partner in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin for the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund (WDF). 

Below are some of the key changes to claiming WDF in 2018/19

  • Qualifications on both the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) and Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) can only be claimed for completed qualifications.
  • For all qualifications the evidence required to support claims will be a copy of the learner’s certificate and for QCF qualifications this will still need to include the full unit breakdown. Unit summary sheets will not be accepted as evidence by Skills for Care in 2018/19.
  • 2018/19 will be the final year for claiming QCF qualifications. This means that if the qualification is not completed, certificated and claimed in 2018/19, it will not be funded through the WDF.
  • The 60 credit limit will no longer apply in 2018/19 and will be replaced by a financial limit that allows the qualification with the highest funding value to be claimed for a learner within a single funding year.
  • Skills for Care will not fund all health and social care RQF qualifications so it is important to check the list of what will be funded before you commission any learning and development.  Click here

Amy, Jackie and Amanda are your WDF contacts at Shropshire Partners in Care and you can contact us on 01743 860011.

To be eligible to claim you need to have completed the NMDS-SC to 90% since the 1st April 2018.

To support you with the completion of the NMDS-SC please contact Peter Reilly on 01743860011, preilly@spic.co.uk

Essential documents for making a claim are available on this website under downloads/WDF

  • Funded qualifications and Learning programme 2018/19
  • WDF members declaration form 2018/19
  • Funding Pack 2018/19
  • WDF unit code look up list for QCF units 2018/19
  • Skills for Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document
  • Skills for Care terms and conditions for the WDF Grant
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