The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

What is the Flexible Workforce Development Fund? (FWDF)

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) was launched by the Scottish Government in September 2017 and provides £10m of training to employers in Scotland who have been subject to the Apprenticeship Levy. 

The aim of the fund is to provide eligible employers with workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce. This training will enable employers to address skills gaps within their workforce and allow them to become more productive and efficient. The third year of the fund was launched on 1st August 2019, with applications open until 31st July 2020.

Key Facts - 2019/20

  • Maintained maximum funding per levy-paying employer of up to £15,000 from 2018/19
  • Levy payers can allocate some or all of the fund to up to 2 Supply Chain Companies or can include supply chain company employees in their training programmes.
  • Application closing date 31st July 2020.

What our customers think? 

Our clients have said they have found the approach from the City of Glasgow College professional and flexible.  The help of an allocated Business Development Officer made the application process simple and fast, and the high quality of training received (contextualised to the needs of the business) meant the staff attending were able to easily apply their new skills to their work.

Nicole Smith, Senior Talent Executive at Skyscanner (Glasgow) said

“Output from the programme has been fantastic, with improved relationships both internally and externally…Due to these fantastic successes, and the college’s approach to this partnership, Skyscanner is keen to engage with City of Glasgow College again in Year 3.”

Jeanette Willsden, Training and Quality Manager at Constance Care, said

“We are proud to be working in partnership with City of Glasgow College. The guidance and support we have received from the college and their lecturers has better enabled us to improve staff development, upskilling and inspiring motivation.”

Apply Today

A copy of the Application Form, Guidance and our FWDF training brochure can be downloaded below.

Please note that 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.