Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Team

The Workforce Development Team are responsible for all the Peterborough City Council 's training and development needs. This includes, Social Work development, as well as that of all staff across the whole organisation.

Colleagues can find information on the new Learning Management System (LMS) (which replaces CPD Online), as well as how to book onto face-to-face training or online learning, on the HR & Development Insite page.

For all other matters, the Workforce Development team can be contacted by emailing or phoning 01733 207133.

Workforce Development Fund

The Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is open to social care employers and is a contribution towards the cost of completing units and qualifications. This means you can claim back a proportion of the costs of the learning and development of your staff.

The costs to you as an employer may be that of the qualification itself or alternatively other employer contributions you may make whilst supporting your staff achieve their qualifications (salary costs, mentoring costs, venue costs for training, backfill, etc.).

The amount of funding you can claim will depend on the qualification chosen, the units selected and how many credits make up those units.

Funding is paid at £15 per credit, for example:

· Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care = up to £690

· Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care = up to £870

· Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young Peoples Services = up to £1200

You can find out more about the Workforce Development Fund on the Cambridgeshire County Council website. The WDF Guidance document is a good place to start and will give you an overview of the process and the steps you need to take in order to join our Partnership. You will also find a membership form, an employer factsheet and a list of the units and qualifications covered by the funding stream.

The WDF Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is managed by the Workforce Development Team at Cambridgeshire County Council. Please contact Ruth Heard for further information by email or phone 01223 699319.