Covid-19

In light of the current Covid-19 situation a decision had been taken to provide a digital offer for  non-essential training.   However,  Moving & Handling Training has resumed back to face to face.

Funding

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 flowchartGuidance-for-employers-partnership-accessEligibility-criteriaEmployer fact sheetTerms-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 lscdg@leics.gov.uk 

    Members-declaration-form-15-16

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 lscdg@leics.gov.uk, or if you prefer a personal meeting to discuss WDF funding, please contact Mr Nazir Hussein on 0116 305 7363 or email nazir.hussein@leics.gov.uk

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