Guidance and Documentation

This page provides comprehensive guidance from Skills for Care on the terms for employers accessing WDF, how to complete NMDS-SC, Learning & Development guides and more, together with all necessary forms from ARC to join our Partnership and submit claims for funding.  You will also find details on the process of working with Training Providers and how ARC adheres to the terms in managing the grant.

 

Skills for Care:

WDF Information for Employers Leaflet 2018-19

Terms of Accessing WDF

Members Declaration Form 2018-19

Requirements for Completing NMDS-SC for Compliance with the WDF -18-19

How to Complete NMDS to Claim WDF

QCF Unit Code Lookup List – April 18

Funded Qualifications and Learning Programmes 2018 – July 18   – NEW

Apprenticeships

Skills for Care website link for more information

Are you responsible for supporting the development of your team or workforce?  The new Learning and development guide produced by Skills for Care aims to provide managers with a starting point to consider the best ways to develop their workforce and sustain learning.

Do you need to find a Learning provider? Skills for Care have developed a framework of learning providers, their interactive website provides details of training providers and the courses they offer.

Skills for Care WDF Grant Terms
This document sets out how ARC as a grant recipient adheres to the terms and conditions set out by the Department of Health and Social Care and Skills for Care.  ARC acts as an intermediary in passing on funds to other organisatons.  All grant recipients (our members) need to be aware of these terms and conditions.

 

ARC:

ARC Partnership Agreement 2018/19

BACS Funding Form 2018/19

ARC Workforce Plan 2018-19

ARC WDF Claim Form 2018/19

Template Letter to Training Providers

Complaints Procedure for ARC WDF Partnerships

 

Working with Training Providers:

Learning providers are chosen by employers at their own discretion. Skills for Care offer guidance on Learning and Development and Learner Providers, please see documents above. Many learning providers provide an excellent service and will be happy to meet your needs, including the provision of evidence to enable you to claim WDF.

Skills for Care recommends that you have a written agreement with your learning provider to ensure that they can provide what is required. This should include supplying all certificates on learner completion to the employer to enable WDF to be claimed by the employer/organisation directly via their WDF Partnership.

Learning providers are often helpful in promoting WDF to employers, enabling them to benefit from the funding that is available, but it is also recommended that employers comprehensively read the information on the Skills for Care website about the WDF and contact their WDF partnership directly for the most current information.

Workforce Development Funding is a retrospective funding stream. Training Providers should charge the employer/organisation/s upfront for the training they provide, the Training Provider then needs to provide employers/organisations with the evidence they need to reclaim the funding directly from their WDF Partnership. Hence the need to have a written agreement in place with your Training Provider.

We are also aware that some learning providers over-promise or mislead employers as to what is available from the WDF. Please contact your WDF partnership for clarification should you have any queries. Any issues between employers and learning providers should be resolved directly between the parties involved.

All organisations who become Partners with ARC will be communicated with directly and funding will be paid directly by ARC. We should be informed at the point of submitting your Declaration and Partnership details if you have been requested to join our Partnership by your Training Provider.

OUTLINE PROCESS – FIND A TRAINING PROVIDER – UPDATE YOUR NMDS DETAILS (on or after 1st April each year) – JOIN A WDF PARTNERSHIP – LEARNERS ACHIEVE QUALIFICATIONS – TRAINING PROVIDERS SUBMIT CERTIFICATES TO EMPLOYERS – EMPLOYERS FORWARD WDF CLAIMS TO THEIR WDF PARTNERSHIP