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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Closing date: 31 Jul 2021

The Fund supports businesses in Scotland to up-skill and re-skill their employees to support inclusive economic growth in Scotland. Employers can use it to address priority skills gaps and get training tailored to their needs.

What is the Fund for?
The Fund provides funding to UK Apprenticeship Levy-payers and SMEs in Scotland which they can use to access flexible workforce development training opportunities.

It is intended to help employers address priority skills gaps and training needs. For example, your employees may need new skills to enable your business to adapt and respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Fund is in addition to the apprenticeship support which is available to all employers in Scotland, and Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) which support eligible individuals to take up learning opportunities to develop their skills for employment.

How is it accessed?
There are different routes to access the funding, depending on type of training opportunity you need and the type of business you are - a Levy-payer or an SME. If your business is both an SME and Levy-payer you might be eligible for all three routes - dependant on other restrictions. Check the guidance carefully. You must choose one route for funding and can submit only one application.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2021.

See all information and eligibility criteria.

For additional questions please contact fwdf@sds.co.uk

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Opportunity provided by:
Our Skillsforce from Skills Development Scotland
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