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Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is available for training to up-skill and re-skill your existing workforce.

By accessing the FWDF, employers in Scotland:

  • Have the flexibility to choose the training that best meets their needs*.
  • Can use the Fund to address priority skills gaps; increase productivity and/or support economic recovery.
  • Can access tailored training in high-quality learning environments.
  • Engage and motivate existing employees by offering them high-quality training to bring the greatest benefits to your organisation.
  • Can use the Fund to completely cover training or to partially cover training at a higher cost.
  • SMEs (any business with less than 250 employees) can access up to £5,000.
  • Levy** payers can access up to £15,000.

All training will be certificated and achieve a recognised return on investment.

But don't just take our word for it...

*Please note that legislative qualifications or training are ineligible through this fund.
** A levy-paying business is a business with a £3m wage bill and they will automatically pay the Apprenticeship Levy Tax. A levy-paying business can choose to donate their fund to their supply chain and so if an SME business is working with a levy-payer we can also support this request with both parties’ permission. 

Click the link to browse our 2022/23 training courses.

To find out more about the training programmes we have to offer and see how the fund can benefit your employees and the development of your workforce email