The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

What is the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)?

Until February 2018 all employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy can apply for up to £10,000 FWDF support. The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the fund is available to provide workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill an existing workforce. 

Key facts

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

Drop-In Information Sessions

City of Glasgow College has recently been hosting Drop-In Sessions where you can find out how to access up to £10,000 towards training. Our breakfast sessions are designed to give you an overview of the Fund, the application process and an opportunity to discuss your training requirements with our FWDF advisors.

We have drop-in sessions taking place throughout January and February with the next session taking place on Tuesday 16th January from 7.45 am - 9.30 am.

Book your place online.

Following the session, you will be given the opportunity to book into one of our application clinics where we will help you to complete the application or we can arrange to meet with you individually if you prefer. 

The drop-in session will be held in our Bistro on the first floor, of our new City Campus on Cathedral Street.  

Apply Today

The application deadline for 2017/18 is 28th February 2018.  A copy of the Application Form and Guidance can be downloaded below:

Funding is limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis so we would advise applying as soon as possible.    To support you in ascertaining your training needs we would be delighted to arrange an appointment with you to complete the application form. Please contact us to arrange this.

Visit our Training page to find out more about our training opportunities.