Skills for Care has announced the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2021-22 is now open for applications.
The funding, from the Department of Health and Social Care and disseminated by Skills for Care, allows adult social care employers to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications and learning.
In 2021-22 the WDF is set to provide enhanced funding for completion of leadership and management qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.
Skills for Care said the funding will support registered managers and other frontline managers with their continuing professional development (CPD), ensuring that they’re able to access learning opportunities, to continue to develop their knowledge and skills to effectively lead and support the workforce through the pandemic.
The full list of funded qualifications and learning can be found here.
Large organisations that employ more than 1,000 staff and operate in two or more Skills for Care areas can apply for the grant.
Lead organisations for a local or national employer-led partnership in England can also apply for a grant to disburse funding to members of their partnership and for new members who join during the funding year.
The deadline for applications closes at 13.00 on Thursday, April 1. To find out more and apply, click here.
Caption: Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth.