A Guide To SSPRD funding 2020-21

Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) Funding for 2020-21 has not yet been confirmed by Health Education England Yorkshire & Humber. It has been agreed within the South Yorkshire Delivery Group that, due to budget constraints, access to training courses will now need to be signed off by the SY&B Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub. This is to ensure that courses are aligned to local priorities and that practices can confirm their support for learners. 

This page is designed to answer some ‘frequently asked questions’ about SSPRD funding and to guide you through the application process.

Which universities hold an allocation of SSPRD funding in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw area?

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and the University of Sheffield (UoS) hold an allocation of SSPRD funding. Other courses within Yorkshire and Humber may be applicable, subject to credit remaining. Please contact us to check whether or not your course is covered. 

Which courses are covered by SSPRD funding?

Sheffield Hallam modules can be found here: SHU SSPRD

University of Sheffield modules can be found here: UoS SSPRD

Which courses are NOT covered by SSPRD funding?

SSPRD funding does not cover travel, expenses or subsistence. Neither does it cover:

  • Research and dissertation (except for supporting existing students on trainee pathways funded by HEE, eg: Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)/ Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP.)
  • Doctorates
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Masters
  • Public Health Masters
  • Mentorship (SLIP)- this is managed through HEE Future Workforce Funding. 

Who is eligible to apply for SSPRD funding?

SSPRD funding will only be considered if the education follows the below criteria:

  • The practice can demonstrate how the learning will be applied and how the learner wil be supported.
  • The education is job-role specific.

How do I apply for SSPRD funding? 

We are no longer taking applications for SSPRD funding for the year ending March 2020 as the allocation for primary care has been used up. Please check back from April 2020 for further details of the 2020-21 funding allocation and contact us after this date to make an application.