ARC Awarded Workforce Development Grant for eighth consecutive year!

ARC have been disbursing the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) since 2011, prior to this ARC were successful grant holders of the TSI funding from 2002 to 2011.

We are a National Lead Partner, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and we can process claims for Adult Social Care provider organisations anywhere in England.

WDF is a fund from the Department of Health, disseminated by Skills for Care, to support Adult Social Care providers in England with the cost of learners achieving qualifications from approved learning providers offering (QCF), RQF and Learning Programmes.  Health and Social Care providers can make a claim towards the costs of qualifications being undertaken by your adult social care staff.  Up to a maximum of £1,200 per learner per funding year.

To join a WDF partnership you will need to: complete four simple Partnership documents; fully complete your NMDS-SC details; have employees who are working towards qualifications or endorsed learning programmes.

The 2018/19 funding year will fund learners achieving qualifications from 1st January 2018 to 31st March 2019.

For WDF 2018/19 establishments will need to update their NMDS on or after 1st April 2018 and achieve eligibility, then eligibility will remain for the whole grant period, as long as the NMDS-SC account is not closed during this period. WDF can only be claimed for learners through the establishment where they work.  Funding cannot be accessed until your NMDS has been completed or updated.

For more information on how to join the ARC WDF Partnership, please refer to our main Workforce Development section.

Our frequently asked questions page provides comprehensive guidance which answers the most common queries from our Partners.

If you are working in conjunction with a Learning Provider, and been asked by them to register your requirements to become a Partner with ARC WDF our FAQ’s will be of specific interest to you.

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