At West Lothian College, our top priority is to ensure that, on successfully completing your training with us, you will be able to perform effectively and confidently in the workplace. 

All our Business courses offer every opportunity to use and strengthen the knowledge and skills you acquire. You will gain experience in the nature of the workplace and develop your ability to think on the job as you explore the real world of business and modern industry. Work based qualifications will allow you to gain a competitive edge whilst earning a salary and putting newfound skills into practice.  


West Lothian College can help you with Employee Training Costs

The Scottish Government has introduced a new Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) to provide employers with workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce.  Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can apply to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund from 11 September 2017.


Key Information

The FWDF is available to all levy-paying employers in Scotland across the private, public and third sectors


The FWDF will allow employers to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce


Each levy-paying employer can access up to a maximum of £10,000 in 2017/18


The FWDF can be used as part-contribution towards training of a higher cost


Employers may submit only one application to the fund within the application period


The FWDF is in addition to apprenticeship support which all employers are eligible to access in Scotland


The FWDF will not support provision of qualifications or training required by legislation


Application Process


An application is available from the College; please contact Angela Bell on  Applications are dates are:


Applications open:  Monday 11st September 2017


Applications close:  Friday 15th December 2017


What happens next?


The college will check the application against the Scottish Government guidelines for eligibility.  Funding will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  Contact our Commercial team for some help and advice on what training is available.




Tel: 01506 427939 / 07985538934


Download – Scottish Government guidance for Employers


Download – Employer application form 

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