WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND (WDF) – 2015 – 2016
This is a funding stream from the Department of Health distributed by Skills for Care, which LSCDG have successfully managed for over 10 years.
Employers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can use the WDF to make a significant contribution towards the costs of workers’s completing units and qualifications on the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF).
If you’re an adult social care employer, you can access WDF to support continuing professional development of your staff through the achievement of qualification units.
An overview of how you can become eligible for WDF, how to make a claim for it and the terms employers will be bound by when accessing the fund can be found here:
Employer flowchart – Guidance-for-employers-partnership-access – Eligibility-criteria – Employer fact sheet – Terms-of-accessing-WDF
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILTIY?
- The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) will remain key criteria for this up-coming year – further information can be found here: How-to-complete-NMDS-SC
The NMDS – SC for your organisation must be updated on or after 1st April 2015 before you can claim WDF funding.
- You will need to complete the Members Declaration form and email them to email@example.com
- Employees who have completed eligible Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) units, You will need to complete the the Unit Summary sheet Unit-summary-sheet or the Multiple Unit Summary sheet Multiple-unit-summary-sheet and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to note that a maximum of 60 credits can be claimed per learner per funding year
(April to March): FAQs-for-employers
- In addition to the above, you will also need to complete the Claim and Declaration form for each staff member CLAIM AND DECLARATION FORM
The final date LSCDG can accept claims will be Friday 6th March 2016, however do not leave claims till this date as funding is minimal and leaving claims till the last day will mean you may not get funds as they get depleted very quickly.
If you would like to discuss this funding with someone then please contact the Business Support Team 0n 0116 305 7438 or 0116 305 5185 or email email@example.com, or if you prefer a personal meeting to discuss WDF funding, please contact Mr Nazir Hussein on 0116 305 7363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org