Mandatory & Specialist

Training Funding

HCPA continues to work in partnership with the Local Authority and endeavours to make a contribution towards your training costs.
If you use HCPA approved training providers for your staff training in any of the following subjects, you are able to submit a funding claim.

HCPA cannot guarantee funding and funding is paid retrospectively. Please ensure your organisation can cover the full cost of any training prior to engaging on any training. 

Mandatory and Specialist Course topics you can claim funding for

Assisting and moving people

Basic Life Support & First Aid

End of Life Care

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Fire Safety

Food hygiene

Health & Safety

Long term conditions

Medication management

Mental capacity and liberty safeguards

Moving and handling objects

Person-centred care

Recording and reporting

Safeguarding and protection of adults at risk

Applications open for training delivered from 1st October 2023 – 31st March 2024

Submit claims before 12th April

Delivered by: Half Day (min 2.5 hours)* Full Day (min 5 hours)*
HCPA Approved External Training Provider £20 per delegate £40 per delegate
HCPA Approved Internal Training Provider £15 per delegate £30 per delegate

*Minimum number of hours refers to teaching time and is not inclusive of breaks.

As a reminder, for each training being completed, you will need to take the following steps:

 

– Use an Approved HCPA Training Provider – Click here for a full list of external providers  

– Complete Form A once every funding year – Form A

– Complete Form B for every training completed – Form B

– Complete Form C for every training completed EXCEPT webinars – Form C

 To make a claim, please email the completed forms and any supporting documentation to Leigh-Ann Reed by email.

Send claims using any one method mentioned above. Do not send multiple copies of any one claim as this can cause delays.

Terms & Conditions

1. By applying to Hertfordshire Care Providers Association Ltd (HCPA) for Mandatory/Specialist Funding as a qualifying care provider you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
2. The Mandatory/Specialist Funding (“the scheme”), made available by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and disbursed through (HCPA), is intended solely to offset expenses occurred for training carried out by HCPA approved trainers on qualifying Mandatory and Specialist courses, a list of which is available on the HCPA website.
3. Funding is disbursed at the following rates for eligible courses:

Delivered by Half Day (min 2.5 hours)* Full Day (min 5 hours)*
HCPA Approved External Training Provider £20 per delegate £40 per delegate
HCPA Approved Internal Training Provider £15 per delegate £30 per delegate

*The minimum number of hours refers to teaching time and is not inclusive of breaks.

4. This funding is finite and will be disbursed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis however to ensure fairness and equitability funding caps will be set for the first six and second six months of each year (April to March). The level of these funding caps will be published on the HCPA website / shared via email / published at network events.
5. The first six-month cap will cover training carried out between 1st April and 30th September each year. The last date for claiming for training carried out between 1st April and 30th September will be the second Friday of October.
6. The second six-month cap will cover training carried out between 1st October and 31st March each year. The last date for claiming for training carried out between 1st October and 31st March will be the second Friday of April.
7. Access to this funding is available through membership of HCPA. Members will be advised as to the value of each cap through the HCPA website (www.hcpa.info) and through email communications to email addresses provided on application to HCPA.
8. To both join and claim from the scheme you are required to provide fully completed application form for each year the scheme runs, along with or before your first claim, and submit claim forms in a timely manner as indicated at https://www.hcpa.info/mandatoryfunding/
9. Providers must consider any funding received through the scheme is ‘ringfenced’ and whilst HCPA accept that the payment terms agreed between yourselves and an external training provider remain your commercial prerogative you must ensure that funds disbursed to you for training via this scheme are immediately made available to your training provider if they have not been paid in advance.
10. Important – HCPA cannot guarantee funding and funding is paid retrospectively so please ensure your organisation can cover the full cost of any training prior to engaging any training provider.
11. If a member organisation has any outstanding fees for training via HCPA, older than 30 days from issue, these will be deducted from any amount that is paid for via the mandatory grant.
12. Funding via the scheme can be withdrawn at any time with no notice.
13. These terms will be updated periodically and will be available at https://www.hcpa.info/mandatory-funding/.

Last update: 01 November 2018

For more information on Mandatory Funding please call 01707 536020