FWDF is a fund that provides employers with development and training opportunities to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce.
Launched by the Scottish Government in September 2017 and supported by Colleges Scotland, the fund will provide over £10m of training to employers in Scotland who have been subject to the Apprenticeship Levy.
The one-year pilot 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 work place.
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The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is a fund that businesses can apply for to provide training and development for employees.
Applications can be made by eligible organisations from 2nd October – 2nd February 2018.
Employers who are subject to the Apprenticeship Levy can apply for up to £10k to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce at New College Lanarkshire.
The FWDF is a pilot 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 80 Lanarkshire 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!
Complete the FWDF enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.
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.