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Automated Work Force Development claim forms added to Care Academy


We are pleased to announce that EdgeWorks™ Care Academy will now produce automatic ‘Workforce Development Fund’ claim forms ready for submission to Skills for Care. This means our clients will never miss an opportunity to claim WDF funding when a learner completes an eligible unit.

Skills for Care recently announced that around 2,500 organisations had accessed Workforce Development Funding, which is designed to help support the cost of staff development. However, whilst this figure may at first sound impressive, it’s really only a small percentage of the 39,000 establishments who could be eligible to claim the funding. One of the main reasons often cited for not claiming is the tracking of paperwork (claims forms) and the associated headache of chasing training providers to supply the information.

With the launch of our automated WDF forms, this is simply not an issue for Care Academy clients. The forms are generated on a unit by unit basis (not just at the end of a qualification) as the learner progresses. This enables clients to submit funding forms as early as possible and thereby increase the opportunity to access WDF funds.

For many of our clients, this unique technology can make the difference between securing or losing several thousand pounds worth of funding – a valuable revenue stream for many hard pressed training departments.


Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



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Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.