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Join the 20,000 care providers already using the free ASC-WDS service and discover all the benefits it provides. 

Create an ASC-WDS account

Creating an ASC-WDS account is really simple and takes just five minutes.


If you’re having any difficulties logging in or setting up an account, please contact our support team for help

Call: 0113 241 0969 | Email: ascwds-support@skillsforcare.org.uk 


6 reasons to open an ASC-WDS account

1. Offers and discounts

All users of the service have access to the ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle which gives 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 Ƶ.

2. Benchmark your businesses performance

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. 

3. Record 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.

4. Provide intelligence to decision makers

Provide data to 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.

5. Access to funding for training and qualifications for your staff

Check and update your data so that it meets the eligibility requirements for the new or Workforce Development Fund.

6. Store and access key information about your workforce

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


Duration 3 mins 38 secs


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We asked social care managers to tell us about the return on investment they have felt as a result of using ASC-WDS. These slides outline their responses and provide useful tips for how to get the most out of the service.