Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) offers funded training for Levy-payers (£15,000) and SMEs

About the Fund

The Scottish Government has recently confirmed the details of the 2020/21 Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF).

In addition to the funding available to Apprenticeship Levy payers, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) employers in Scotland can access funding for training up to £5,000.

Apprenticeship Levy Funding

Levy-paying employers can access training up to a maximum of £15,000.

Levy-payers can nominate up to two of their supply chain companies to receive all or part of their allocation or can include supply chain company staff in training they have identified as a collective priority.

SME Funding

This funding is open to all SME employers in Scotland across the private, public and third sector. SMEs can access up to a maximum of £5,000 of training delivered by local colleges.

An employer that is both a Levy-payer and an SME can apply through the Apprenticeship Levy funding stream or the SME funding stream, but not both.

Find out more about the training available

Open University


North East Scotland college


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