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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Eligible employers can use the FWDF to address priority skills gaps in their organisation by accessing funding to create tailored training programmes with their local college.

Funding

The Fund is flexible

  • Apprenticeship Levy paying employers in Scotland have the flexibility to choose the training they need.
  • Employers can use the Fund to address priority skills gaps.
  • Access training in high-quality learning environments available in Scotland’s colleges.
  • Engage and motivate existing employees by offering them high quality training to bring the greatest benefits to your organisation.

Contacts

Applications are now open – please contact your nearest college [PDF] to register your interest and discuss your training needs.

Flexible Workforce Development FundFWDF Toolkit

The FWDF toolkit outlines a national campaign to promote the Fund and provides guidelines and a range of marketing resources can be used to help promote it to businesses across Scotland. 

Case studies

Colleges Scotland has produced a set of case studies to show how the college sector is using the FWDF.

FWDF Guidance

FWDF 2020-21

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2020-21

FWDF 2019-20

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2019-20

FWDF 2018-19

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2018-19

Flexible Workforce Development Fund Year 2 update – redistribution of 2018-19 funding [PDF]

FWDF 2017-18

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2017-18.

An independent evaluation of the pilot year was published in July 2018.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund Year 1 Data [PDF].