Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2018-19
Following the FWDF pilot year in 2017-18, SFC distributed a further £10 million during the Fund's second year.
Key points for 2018-19
- The FWDF is for Apprenticeship Levy paying employers in Scotland from the private, public and third sector with an annual salary bill of over £3 million.
- The college sector is recognised as an important part of Scotland’s skills and training system and eligible employers can fill their skills gaps by applying to the Fund via a college of their choice.
- New increased cap of up to £15k for Apprenticeship Levy payers to up-skill or re-skill their existing workforce.
- Employers have the flexibility to pass on the benefits of Fund access to their supply chain.
Update for 2018-19
Flexible Workforce Development Fund Year 2 update – redistribution of 2018-19 funding [PDF].
Full details of the FWDF 2018-19 are set out in SFC's Guidance SFC/GD/16/2018: Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2018-19.