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Enhanced Funding for Apprenticeship Standards

Enhanced funding for completion of the apprenticeship standards is available to help cover the additional costs of apprenticeships, such as the 20% off-the-job learning time.

Funding can be claimed upon completion of the diploma within the apprenticeship and further funding is available following successful completion of the end-point assessment and achievement of the apprenticeship standard.
 

  • Adult Care Worker (level 2) – employers can claim up to £1,000 per learner. £600 for the diploma + £400 for completion of the standard.

  • Lead Adult Care Worker (level 3) – employers can claim up to £1,300 per learner. £800 for the diploma + £500 for completion of the standard.


Engaging with End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAO)

Employers of apprentices need to engage the services of an EPAO to deliver the end-point assessment to their apprentices. Early engagement with the EPAO significantly increases the chances of a successful outcome for the apprentice. We've created a leaflet to help employers with the process.

If you need further information on the courses please email wdf@skillsforcare.org.uk.

WDF is supplied by Skills for Care. In the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas it is accessed via the C&SW WFD Partnership.

To register with the partnership complete this form or e-mail Karen.holley@careandsupportwest.com

New Courses from Skills for Care for Registered Managers

Well-led: aimed at registered managers, learners will become more effective leaders, with the skills, understanding and techniques needed to lead and transform services, improving the quality of care. Delivered by our endorsed providers, employers can claim up to £500 per learner completing this programme.

Three continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for registered and other managers:


The one-day programmes will be delivered by our endorsed providers and employers can claim up to £125 per learner per programme.

Endorsed providers will begin delivering these new learning programmes and modules from October 2019. You’ll be able to search for endorsed providers delivering the new licenced programmes in our endorsed provider search directory

If you need further information on the courses please email wdf@skillsforcare.org.uk.

WDF is supplied by Skills for Care. In the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas it is accessed via the C&SW WFD Partnership.

To register with the partnership complete this form or e-mail Karen.holley@careandsupportwest.com

£3 million boost to develop social care managers

In 2019-20 the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has prioritised support for managers, their deputies and succession planning with £3 million of targeted funding available from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF).

This targeted funding will support managers and deputies to develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead high quality services. This emphasis on the targeted fund is generating significant interest from sector press.

Our development pathway for managers and deputies outlines the learning and development needed on the journey to becoming a manager and highlights where employers can receive support from the WDF. This is a useful infographic to share with your members.

What’s currently available?

If you need further information on the courses please email wdf@skillsforcare.org.uk.

WDF is supplied by Skills for Care. In the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas it is accessed via the C&SW WFD Partnership.

To register with the partnership complete this form or e-mail Karen.holley@careandsupportwest.com