Funding news

Funding of £1.5m to Increase Skills in Social Care - 8 September 2010

The Children's Workforce Development Council have recently announced that the Increasing Skills in Social Care Fund will re-open soon.

The Council have confirmed £1.5 million will be available to help children's social care employers in England, funding the workforce to take the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Children and Young Peoples Social Care Pathway).
  • NVQ in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) at level 3.
  • NVQ in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) at level 4.
  • NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services at level 4.

Independent, private and voluntary social care organisations can access funding for staff starting the training between 20th September and 19th November 2010.

The fund is also available to all foster care providers (including local authorities) registering foster carers to undertake Level 3 qualifications during the same period.

For more information on this funding and details on how to apply, visit the Children's Workforce Development Council website.

The fund will open on Monday 20 September 2010, with application foprms and guidance notes available from this date.