Training funding is available to put towards the costs of local authority employees completing the Level 5 Certificate in Fundamental Knowledge in Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF).
The funding is being made available from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF), and is designed to help cover the costs of local authority employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes.
Employers can claim back a contribution towards the costs of employees completing the relevant qualifications, units, apprenticeships and learning programmes. Employers who directly incur costs for learning and development, such as course fees, can access the WDF to reclaim a contribution towards these costs.
Employees must have job roles that primarily undertake direct commissioning of adult social care services.
A list of the funded qualifications is available here.
The WDF is disbursed by Skills for Care (SfC), and is available until 29 September 2017.
You can also read more about how the WDF has helped others.
There are different ways to access the training funding depending on your location:
- You can join an employer led partnership.
- If you’re based in the advertised local authority areas, you can access funding directly from Skills for Care.