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24 October 2022

Bild programmes eligible for Workforce Development Fund Support

The Workforce Development Fund 2022-2023 (WDF) is now open to adult social care employers in England.  The Fund aims to support continuing professional development of staff across adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the cost of training.

Bild’s Workforce Development Programmes and the WDF

Bild (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) is a national not-for-profit charity that has protected and supported the rights of people with learning disabilities for more than 50 years. We want a more fair and equal society where everyone has the same rights and opportunities.

By working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and drawing from research evidence, we identify best practice and what works. People want the right kind of support so they can make choices and decisions about the things that affect their lives – we can help you provide this support.

We are pleased that a number of Bild’s workforce development programmes are eligible for support via the Workforce Development Fund:

Foundation Programmes:

  • PBS Foundations Programme
  • PBS Practitioner Programme
  • Foundation in Active Support

Programmes for Practice Leaders:

  • PBS Coaches Programme
  • BTEC Certificate in PBS
  • Active Support Coaches Programme
  • Active Support: Practice Leadership

Diploma Programmes:

  • BTEC Diploma Practice Leadership in PBS

Accessing the Workforce Development Fund

Employers can claim through their partnership or in some cases, directly through Skills for Care. Please do not contact Bild regarding claiming as we are unable to help with this.

More information about the fund, and how to apply, are available at:

Workforce Development Fund (

Supporting people with challenging or distressed behaviour (

Guide to arranging and paying for Positive behavioural support (PBS) training (