< June 2018

Workforce Development Funding (WDF) opens for 2018/19

Claims can now be submitted for this year's Workforce Development Funding (WDF)

Workforce Development Funding (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health, disbursed by Skills for Care, which care providers in Norfolk are able to claim through Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support. The funding contributes towards training costs related to QCF and RQF qualifications in adult social care.

There have been some important changes for 2018/19 following the change from QCF to RQF qualifications.

  • Not all social care RCF qualifications will necessarily be funded by WDF. Please check to see which qualifications are eligible.
  • There is no longer a 60 credit limit per learner. There is now a financial limit of £1,200 per learner per year.
  • This is the last funding year that QCF qualifications will be funded. So please ensure you have completed certificates with us by 31st March 2019.
  • You can ONLY use a certificate as evidence for claiming. The Unit Assessment Summaries will no longer be accepted as evidence.

All the guidance and forms needed have been uploaded to the N&SCS website here:


If you have any questions about claiming please call the N&SCS office on 01603 629211 and chat to a member of the team. We are very happy to talk you through the process.

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