Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

From 16 November 2020 the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s).

The fund allows employers to address priority skills gaps and invest in their workforce through training and personal development.  SME’s will be able to access up to £5,000 through College and Open University training in 2020/21.  The fund can be used to completely cover the cost of training, or to partially cover training at a higher cost.

The fund does not support industry qualifications or training that are a statutory requirement by law.  Employers must be based or operate, wholly or partially in Scotland.

SME’s should enquire via College contacts shown on the listing available on this page.