Flexible Workforce Development Fund Information Sessions

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:00

Location

  • Online

Following three successful years since its launch in 2017, the Scottish Government announced in October 2020 that the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) was open for applications for a fourth year. The FWDF is designed to help Scottish employers upskill and reskill their workforce, allowing them to address any areas of skills gaps, enhance their productivity and assist with post-COVID recovery.

City of Glasgow College has worked with employers to deliver hundreds of courses to thousands of staff in that time, helping those businesses to upskill their staff and become more productive and resilient as a result.

In Year 4 the fund is expanding, allowing access to a wider range of employers:

  • Under Phase 1 of the fund, as in previous years, employers who pay into the UK Apprenticeship Levy (employers with a wage bill of over £3m) can continue to access up to £15,000 for training.
  • Under the new Phase 2 of the fund, Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) employers based in or operating within Scotland can also apply to the fund to access up to £5,000 for training.

We're hosting two free information sessions in February for any SME employers interested in accessing the FWDF to upskill their workforce.

It is a great opportunity to meet college staff involved with the delivery of the FWDF, pick up some additional information on funding and get answers to any questions.

Book your FREE place