The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund

What is the Flexible Workforce Development Fund? (FWDF)

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), launched by the Scottish Government in September 2017, 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.   

Following a successful pilot year the second year of the fund was launched on 1st August 2018 with applications open until 31st July 2019. 

Key facts - 2018/19

  • Increased maximum funding per levy-paying employer of up to £15,000 in 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 2019.

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.  

Fiona Armour, G1 Group’s Head of HR and Reward, said that the pilot programme “…was a great success and the feedback from candidates on the training courses was positive throughout.”

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.