Skills for Care

As well as providing crucial data that informs policy decisions, care providers and registered managers often tell us how useful they find the service for recording and accessing information.

The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set helps you manage your team and makes sure your voice is heard by the government and other key sector decision makers. 

Create an ASC-WDS account



Why should you open an ASC-WDS account?

ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle

New and existing users of the service now have access to special offers and discounts across our products including:

  • Exclusive offers from endorsed training providers
  • 10% off values-based interviewing and valuable conversations bespoke seminars
  • 10% off eLearning modules from Skills for Care.



Record your training and qualifications data  

Search, record and manage mandatory training by job role and get alerted to make updates and fill gaps in your training. Training reports also help you to evidence that you’re fully up to date with your staff training during inspections.



Get access to the Workforce Development Fund

Check and update your data so that it meets the Workforce Development Fund requirements. You can then claim funding towards training and qualifications for your staff.

See benchmarks that show how your business is performing

Benchmark your workplace against others offering the same service in your local authority area. Access information about how your service is performing on workforce metrics such as staff turnover, care worker pay and staff sickness. This feature is currently only available for CQC regulated care homes with nursing, care only homes and domiciliary care providers, but will be extended to others over time.



Provide intelligence to decision makers such as Government, DHSC and local authorities

The workforce is central to the adult social care sector. It determines the quality of care experienced, the success of care providers and the funding needed. So it’s vital that we understand the workforce and the issues affecting it.


Store and access key information about your staff

Create individual staff records that store personal details and other information, and access them all in one place.