Workforce Development Funding

Workforce Development Funding

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health, which is disseminated by Skills for Care.

Funding is available for all social care employers to assist them to support their staff to achieve specific QCF units and full qualifications.

Funding can still be claimed even if staff have received funding from the skills funding agency or other source.

The amount of money that can be claimed is based on the credit value of each unit achieved.

Each credit is worth £15

A level 2 diploma has 46 credits = £690

A level 3 Diploma has 58 credits = £870

A level 5 Diploma / Level 2,3&5 Apprenticeship 60 credits = £900

Apprenticeships range from, approx. £1100 for a level 2 up to approx. £1350 for a level 5 higher apprenticeship.

In order to claim you need to be part of a partnership and have completed and updated your National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

For more information on what you can claim for, how to become eligible and how to claim go to:

Alternatively Contact our Business Development Team for more information on 0151 336 6900 or email