What is the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)?

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.

Are you a Lanarkshire employer?

  • You can apply today for up to £15,000 of funding
  • Funding can be used to train employees in partnership with New College Lanarkshire
  • Experts in the field will train your staff in line with organisational objectives
  • Choose an existing training package or get in touch to have a bespoke package created

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:

Case Study 1: NHS Lanarkshire

Case Study 2: Liberty Steel

Case Study 3: ENABLE Scotland

Apply today!

Funding is allocated on a first-come first-served basis so get your applications in quick!

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