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For Workforce Development Fund (WDF) grant holders of employer-led partnerships.

Making a claim

Claim funding for completed qualifications and learning. Once you’ve received a claim from your partnership member, you’ll need to complete your claim form and a grant holder claims submission form for every claim made and submit your completed forms to us by 31 May 2024. Please ensure that the learner’s certificates are dated within the advertised dates, which differ depending on the type of learning.

All qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules claimed for must feature on the list of funded qualifications and learning.

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To support you, we have put together this guide on everything you need to know about claiming WDF.


Claim deadlines 2023-24

Funding claims need to be submitted to us by the partnership grant holder in line with the grant deadlines:

  • 20% of funding claimed by 29 September 2023
  • 40% of funding claimed by 30 November 2023
  • 60% of funding by 31 January 2024
  • 100% of funding claimed by 28 March 2024. 

These milestones are the latest date by which you should have submitted a claim for this amount of your grant.

Useful information 

  • Partnership requirements - There are certain criteria that Ƶ expects grant holders and their respective partnerships to exercise when disbursing the WDF.

  • WDF overview leaflet - We've created this overview leaflet for employers. There's space on page 4 for you to add the WDF contact details of your partnership.
  • FAQs from grant holders 

  • Engaging with End-point Assessment (EPAO) Leaflet - Employers of apprentices need to engage the services of an EPAO to deliver the end-point assessment to their apprentices. Early engagement with the EPAO significantly increases the chances of a successful outcome for the apprentice. We've created a leaflet to help employers with the process. 

Large national organisations

Large national organisations who hold their own WDF grant must claim all funding through their national grant and can’t join a partnership to access WDF. See a list of large national organisation WDF grant holders who hold their own WDF grant must claim all funding through their national grant and can’t join a partnership to access WDF. 

Download the large national organisation WDF grant holders list