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The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is a free online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England. 

Join the 20,000 care providers already using the free ASC-WDS service.

The service helps care providers run their business and manage their staff training needs. It can also provide access to funding for staff training.

The data collected is vital to the Government, the Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission as it allows them to plan, fund and monitor the sector. 

Learn more about the ASC-WDS account benefits.

Create an ASC-WDS account

Once your details have been validated by Ƶ, you can start to add your workplace information and staff records.


If you’re having any difficulties logging in or setting up an account, please contact our support team for help on 0113 241 0969 or email ascwds-support@skillsforcare.org.uk 


Upcoming webinars

Take a virtual tour of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS)

Previously recorded webinar


Everything you need to know about ASC-WDS

Watch our video to learn about all the benefits having a free ASC-WDS account can bring to your organisation and discover the exclusive discounts and special offers available across a range of products and services from Ƶ with the Benefits Bundle. 

Duration 3 mins 38 secs


Inside ASC-WDS 

Discover what an ASC-WDS account looks like, learn what you can do in the service and how you can access funding for staff training and discounts and special offers. 

Duration 5 mins 22 secs