Flexible Workforce Development Fund

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Funding for local employers to help reskill and train their employees

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) was launched by the Scottish Government in September 2017 and is funded through contributions to the UK Apprenticeship Levy. Now in its fourth year, in 2020/21 the fund will provide £20m of training to employers in Scotland.

The aim of the fund is to provide eligible employers with workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce. This training will enable employers to address skills gaps within their workforce and allow them to become more productive and efficient, as well as helping with post-COVID recovery.

We appreciate that all businesses have widely differing skills and training needs, so courses at Shetland College UHI can be bespoke and tailored to individual needs/requirements. All courses at Shetland College UHI can be eligible for the FWFD funding.

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Who is eligible?

Who is eligible?

· Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy can access up to £15k of funding

· Small to medium businesses (under 250 employees) can access up to £5k of funding

Contact study.shetland@uhi.ac.uk mentioning your interest in the FWFD, and we will be more than happy to discuss any training requirements and eligibility questions you may have. Alternatively you can call us on 01595 771000.

Applications open until 31st July 2021.