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

Apply Today

The application deadline for 2017/18 has been extended to 30 June 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.