Businesses and third sector organisations have until 31 July to apply for funds up to £15,000 through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF).

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund enables all businesses in Scotland to apply for funding for employee training. Apprentice Levy Payers (or businesses with an annual payroll of more than £3m) can apply directly to Fife College for up to £15,000 worth of training, whilst SMEs can apply for up to £5,000 of staff training.

The fund, backed by the Scottish Government, aims to help address critical skills gaps within businesses, as well as improve workplace productivity levels, helping local businesses to adapt to the impact of Covid-19 as well as supporting the move towards a Net Zero economy.

As one of Scotland’s leading training providers, Fife College delivers a diverse and dynamic range of business and professional training solutions to help support local business. From vocational industry skills training courses to management, IT, health and safety and personal development courses, the college has a wide portfolio of employee training options available. It also now offers multiple courses around health and wellbeing. A full list of available courses can be found here.

Fife College delivers a diverse and dynamic range of business and professional training solutions to help support local business.

As well as a comprehensive list of available courses, the college is acutely aware that every organisation is as unique as the people that work for it. Their team of Business Development Managers are therefore available to work with local businesses to help them better understand their specific challenges, and to recommend the best option available – whether a structured course or a bespoke, tailored package - and to guide business owners through the application process.

These funds are a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to help up-skill or re-skill their existing workforce, and provide a great platform to engage and motivate employees through accessing high quality training. Third sector organisations are also eligible, as are volunteer staff.

Fife College delivers a diverse and dynamic range of business and professional training solutions to help support local business.

How to Apply

In order to secure funding through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, organisations must submit an application to Fife College, where Business Development Managers will be on hand to support each organisation through this very straightforward process.

The deadline for applications 31 July. To speak to us about how to access FREE training, please call us on 0344 248 0132 or email our team at sales@fife.ac.uk.