Skills for Care

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

There are currently around 20,000 care providers using the ASC-WDS service.

The service helps care providers run their business and manage their staff training needs. It can also provide access to the Workforce Development Fund, a valuable source of 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. 

Create an ASC-WDS account

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

Create an account 

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 


Everything you need to know about ASC-WDS

Learn about how you can benefit from having an ASC-WDS account and the difference it can make as well as learning about the new ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle.

Duration 3 mins 38 secs


Inside ASC-WDS 

Discover what an account looks like and what you can do in the service plus lots of information on the benefits of the service.

Duration 5 mins 22 secs