Borders College

For the first time, the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

For the first time, the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

If you are a UK Government Apprenticeship Levy-payer or SME you may be eligible.

How much is available?

  • Levy-paying employers can access up to £15,000 in 2020/21
  • SMEs will be able to access up to £5,000 training in 2020/21
  • The fund can be used to completely cover training or to partially cover training at a higher cost
  • The fund allows employers to address priority skills gaps and invest in their workforce through training and personal development.

Training can be tailored to meet your organisation’s needs with assistance from our Enterprise and Business Innovation team here at Borders College.  The fund does not support the provision of industry qualifications or training where there is a statutory obligation required by law. Employers can submit one application only to the fund within the application period - this includes SMEs.  Employers must be based or operate within Scotland, wholly or partially.

Over the last three years we have successfully delivered training ranging from IOSH Managing and Working Safely, Emergency First Aid, Coaching and Mentoring, Professional Development Awards (PDA’s) and bespoke IT training to name but a few.

Contact us to start your application today:

 

Published: Mon 4th Jan, 2021