Flexible Workforce Development Fund

About the fund

The Flexible Workforce Development funding is available to employers in Scotland looking to train their workforce. Training opportunities are available to support your business needs and to address skills gaps in your organisation.

When to apply

Please complete the contact form with your details and training you are looking for in the first instance or make contact through fwdf@slc.ac.uk

Allocations will be made on a first come, first served basis.

Purpose of the fund

You can use the fund to upskill or reskill your workforce. It’s an opportunity to:

  • engage and motivate your employees
  • offer them high-quality training to enable your business to develop

Our approach

We will:

  • discuss your training needs
  • support you to identify suitable courses and approach for your employees
  • help you complete your application if necessary

Delivery method

  • We train your employees using safe and flexible approaches to support your business needs
  • We use a blended and/or remote model, using easy-to-access learning technologies
  • This gives you a degree of flexibility to meet your business needs

Key facts 2022/23

  • Maintained maximum funding per levy-paying employer of up to £15,000
  • Small and medium sized enterprises (fewer than 250 employees) can apply for funding support up to a maximum of £5,000

Courses available

Find out about training opportunities available here.


Funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Email fwdf@slc.ac.uk or complete the contact form to arrange an initial discussion about applying to the fund.

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