Scottish Funding Council - Flexible Workforce Development Fund
The purpose of the FWDF is to provide employers with flexible workforce development training opportunities to support inclusive economic growth through up-skilling or re-skilling of employees. The Fund is in addition to apprenticeship support, access to which is available to all employers in Scotland; and Individual Training Accounts (ITAs), which provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to undertake learning opportunities to develop their skills for employment. The FWDF may be particularly beneficial in addressing skills gaps and training needs of the older workforce.
Geographical areas funded: Scotland
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Notes on award amounts: Premium information
Who can apply
The FWDF is available to all Apprenticeship Levy-paying employers in Scotland across the private, public and third sector.
When to apply
Year 4 of the FWDF covers AY 2020-21, with applications closing 31 July 2021.
Next deadline: 31st Jul 2021
How to apply
The Fund is being administered through Scotland’s colleges so you have to apply to a college. You must only apply to one college, so consider what college you want to work with before you apply.
Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations
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