The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is a fund that provides employers with development and training opportunities to upskill and reskill their existing workforce.
Given the success over the last two years, the Scottish Government have allocated further funding in 2019-20 to provide £10 million of training to employers in Scotland who are subject to the apprenticeship levy which will be distributed amongst regional colleges across Scotland by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
The fund aims to encourage innovation in the economy, drive inclusive and sustainable growth, ensure a productive and engaged workforce capable of meeting the needs of employers and increase productivity in the workplace.
Levy-paying employers also have the opportunity to bring benefit to their supply chain by including supply chain company staff in training they have identified as a collective priority or relinquishing their access to the FWDF and nominating up to two of their supply chain companies to receive all or part of their allocation.
Find out more about the training programmes we have to offer.
View our case studies below to see how the fund has benefited other employers and the development of their workforce:
The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is a fund that businesses can apply for to provide training and development for employees.
Applications are currently open and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Employers who are subject to the Apprenticeship Levy can apply for up to £15k to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce at New College Lanarkshire.
The FWDF is a project developed by the Scottish Funding Council to provide employers who are paying the Apprenticeship Levy with a grant to develop their existing workforce.
Training and development will be provided in partnership with all of Scotland’s colleges, including New College Lanarkshire.
We have funding to provide training opportunities for more than 60+ organisations.
The FWDF will help your business recover some value from the Apprenticeship Levy you have paid.
It will also help you up-skill your existing workforce and invest for your future.
No. The fund is in addition to apprenticeship support, which all employers are eligible to access in Scotland.
Funding is limited and will be allocated by the College on a first come, first serve basis.
If you are eligible, apply now!
To apply, please contact a member of the team on 0300 555 80 80 or alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pass this website to your employer and ask them to get in touch.
Yes, training can be delivered at your premises. Where specialist equipment/facilities to support delivery are unavailable, training can be delivered at one of our Lanarkshire campuses.
Approach the levy-paying organisation that you are a supplier to, to discuss if there is the option to be included within their application for the fund.