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Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Team

The Workforce Development Team are responsible for all the Peterborough City Council's training and development needs.

This is for all staff across the whole organisation, as well as specific programmes for Social Work development. Information for internal colleagues, including how to book face-to-face training or online learning, can be found on the HR & Workforce Development Insite page.

For all other learning and development queries, please contact the Workforce Development team at workforcedevelopment@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 207133.

Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care.

It supports the provision of high-quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning.

The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of employees completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

You can currently claim up to £2000 per employee during a funding year. There is no set limit per organisation, however the funding is monitored to ensure fairness for all partner organisations/ employers regardless of size.

A detailed list of applicable funding can be found on the Skills for care website. This is also where you can discover how the Workforce Development Fund is accessed, and the steps employers need to take (including joining The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough WDF Partnership, managed by the Cambridgeshire County Council Learning and Development Team).

Please note the funding is independent to and not related to any development activities provided by the County Council.

For further information, please contact Bev Brown via email on Beverly.brown@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or phone 07920 272679.