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.

Workforce Development Fund

  • What is the Workforce Development Fund?
  • The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning module

What can I claim

What is accepted?

  • We can only accept units that are listed on the SfC list of acceptable units. We are able to accept the following evidence for these units:
  • Copy of Qualification Certificate
  • Copy of Qualification Certification breakdown of standards achieved
  • Full name of person funding is being claimed
  • Unique Learning Number of the individual person
  • Qualification registration number
  • Criteria to claim funding……
  • It’s important to note that organisation’s accessing funding must meet the requirements of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data set  for WDF ASC-WDS-and-WDF-requirements-2022-23 (PDF, 91 KB)

To Join the Partnership you need to complete the membership form by 28th February 2023 Members-Declaration-Form-2022-23 (PDF, 812 KB)

  • To make a claim from the Workforce Development Fund in 2022-2023 you must complete or refresh your Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) account(s). All existing accounts must be updated on or after 1 April 2022.
  • See above

 Watch a short video on the adult social care workforce data set


  • How Will Providers be paid ?
  • The implementation of the new Oracle system allows suppliers to register themselves.
  • “To receive purchase orders and payments from Leicestershire County Council, you need to register as a supplier using the Supplier registration form​.
  • The information you provide will be held on our system and used for contacting you and when issuing purchase orders and remittance advice.
  • If your registration is successful you will hear from our shared services partner, East Midlands Shared Services within 5 days
  • What support will LSCDG provide?

A series of workshops have been arranged to help you explain the WDF process  please see dates below –

    10th Oct 2022                    10:30am to 11;30noon

    24th Nov 2022                   14:00 to 15:00

    19th December 2022          14:00 to 15:00

    25th January 2022             11:00am to 12noon

    • Want to attend then forward the following details
    • Email
    • Name
    • Provider Name:
    • Email:


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