NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding

Workforce Transformation funding for 23/24 is now fully allocated.

We are currently accepting EOIs for the 24/25 financial year from primary care staff in South Yorkshire (Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield only.)

To submit an EOI for 24/25 please complete this form to be added to our waiting list. You will be contacted if/when funding is available and invited to apply for the course.

Applying for NHSE funding for training (South Yorkshire)

NHSE provides Workforce Transformation Funding to post-registration healthcare professionals (excluding doctors & dentists) to access a wide range of professional healthcare education.

NHSE Workforce Transformation funding is limited and subject to availability and approval.

It has been agreed within the South Yorkshire Delivery Group that funding applications must be logged and authorised by the SY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. This is to ensure that courses are aligned to local priorities and that practices can confirm their support for learners.
The questions & answers below will guide you through the process.

What is the process for applying for NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding?

Please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) by completing the form below, stating the following information:

  • Course & level required
  • Preferred university & start date
  • PM/PCN manager name & contact email

You will be asked to confirm that you have the support of a clinical supervisor (NMP courses only) and that your study days out of practice can be supported by the organisation.

Funding is for course fees only, no backfill.

The Training Hub will contact you and your manager at the start of the financial year to confirm if there is funding available to support your request. Please do not apply for the course until you receive confirmation of funding.

What is the process for applying for the university course?

When you have confirmation of funding please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the course application form via the university website. Ensure that the ‘further information’ section is completed thoroughly as this will serve as a Training Needs Analysis.
  2. In the ‘Financial Information/Funding’ section please enter ‘NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding approved by SY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub.’
  3. Ensure that all sections of the application form are completed and that it is approved and signed off by your line manager.
  4. Email your completed application to the address stated on the form, cc jo.mirza@nhs.net – this completes your application for the course.

Who is eligible for NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding?

Funding is available through the SY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub to registered primary care staff of NHS organisations within South Yorkshire (excluding doctors and dentists.)

Funding is to support organisational priorities and will only be considered if the education follows the below criteria:

  • The organisation can demonstrate how the learner will be supported
  • The education is job-role specific

Which courses are covered by NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding?

Modules prioritised for NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding for primary care are:

  • Non-Medical Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribing (V300) – Level 6 or Level 7
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (for non-ARRS funded staff only, separate funding stream through CPPE for ARRS-funded Pharmacists)
  • Advanced Physical Assessment & Consultation Skills (APACS)
  • Minor Illness Management
  • Minor Injuries
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Core Principles of Paediatrics

If the module you wish to study is not on the above list, please contact us to discuss.

If you wish to study the module with a view to completing a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice, please visit our ACP page as an alternative funding route is available for this.

Which courses are NOT covered by NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding?

  • Short courses (these are funded through CPD funding)
  • Research and dissertation
  • Doctorates
  • Leadership & Management
  • Full BSc courses
  • Full Masters courses
  • Mentorship (Practice Supervisor/Assessor courses)
  • Courses lasting more than 1 year – funding only available for modules delivered within the current financial year
  • Short courses (these are funded through CPD funding)
  • Research and dissertation
  • Doctorates
  • Leadership & Management
  • Full BSc courses
  • Full Masters courses
  • Mentorship (Practice Supervisor/Assessor courses)
  • Courses lasting more than 1 year – funding only available for modules delivered within the current financial year

Does NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding cover backfill for days out of practice/clinical supervision?

At the present time, NHSE Workforce Transformation Funding covers course fees only, paid direct to the university. There is no funding to cover time out of practice.

Please visit the university course page for information on study days required as this varies between universities and discuss with your employer, you will need organisational support before funding can be confirmed.

Which universities can I apply to in South Yorkshire?

  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Sheffield

Please visit the university website for further information on specific courses/dates and contact the named course lead with any queries.

Is an approved application a guarantee that I will be funded?

All funding is subject to availability. Applications are dealt with in the order in which EOIs are lodged with the Training Hub and there is a limited number of places each year.

You will be notified at the first opportunity if your funding application is successful and invited to apply for the course.

If course places are full, the university will ask you to apply for a course date later in the financial year.

What happens if there is not enough funding to meet my request?

If NHSE funding is fully allocated, you will be placed on a waiting list until further funding becomes available, or you will be offered the option of keeping your course-place and self-funding.

I have applied for a course but have just received an email to say that there is no NHSE funding to support my application. Why is this?

Applications for NHSE funding for courses are a 2-step process. You must apply for funding first and wait for confirmation of funding before applying for the course.

When will I receive confirmation of NHSE funding?

You will be notified by the SY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub as soon as funding becomes available.

This is usually around April/May.

When will I receive confirmation of my course place?

An offer email with course start date details is usually sent by the university 3-6 weeks before the module is due to start.

The course I want to study has a choice of study days, can I choose which study day I prefer?

You can state a preference on your course application form, however there is no guarantee that the university will be able to meet your request.

I want to apply for a course that starts in January. Should I wait until next year to apply?

You should apply at your earliest convenience for courses starting at any time in the year to ensure that your Expression of Interest (EOI) is logged with the Training Hub.

I want to study Non-Medical Prescribing – how do I know if I am eligible?

Please visit our separate NMP page which contains detailed guidance on eligibility criteria.