Workforce Development Fund

We are pleased to advise that Partners in Care have been awarded the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for 2020/21. We would encourage you to view the information on this page and read through the '2020-21 Welcome to WDF' document in order to submit your claim(s) but we welcome you to contact us if you have any queries.

Due to Covid-19 there is a significantly reduced amount of funding available for 20/21 so we would encourage you to submit any claims you may have as soon as learners have completed.

Am I eligible to claim WDF from PIC?

This fund is available to all adult social care providers in BCP & Dorset area. You must become a WDF Partnership member and be registered and compliant on ASC-WDS (previously known as NMDS-SC). If you are not registered with ASC-WDS, you can create an account here. Your ASC-WDS account must be compliant - further information on this can be found within the ASC-WDS-and-WDF-requirements document.

What qualifications can I claim for?

The fund covers a range of eligible qualifications and learning programmes, from Level 2-5 diplomas and apprenticeships in care, to training in specialised areas such as dementia, autism and end of life. The full list is available here.

How to claim

You will need to complete the Members Declaration Form 20-21 and the Claim Cover Sheet and submit this with a copy of the learner certificate as evidence to

Please note that if you are claiming for an apprenticeship, whether you are an apprenticeship levy payer, or non-levy payer, it will not be possible to use the WDF towards training delivery and end-point assessment costs. However, the WDF can be used towards the associated costs of training, so this is what the fund would be claimed towards.

We ask that you submit claims electronically, where possible, for efficiency.

For more information

or to attend future meetings, please contact Partners in Care at or call 01202 205847.