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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

In December 2016 the Scottish Government announced the introduction of a new Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) to provide employers with flexible development training to up-skill and re-skill their employees.


The Scottish Government allocated £10 million for the FWDF in its pilot year 2017-18. SFC distributed the funding amongst regional colleges / strategic bodies across Scotland and will distribute a further £10 million for a second year in 2018-19.

Contacts and further information

Use the FWDF Contacts [PDF] list to contact your nearest college 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.