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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2019/20

In December 2016, the Scottish government announced the introduction of a Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) to provide apprenticeship levy-paying employers with workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce.

The FWDF is a direct response to feedback from a consultation on the introduction of the UK government apprenticeship levy. Currently, all levy-paying employers in Scotland across the private, public and third sector can access FWDF, with up to £15,000 to address priority skills gaps to create tailored training programmes with local colleges. The application window for the financial year 2019-20, is open from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020.

Deliver growth with flexible City & Guilds qualifications

Whether you want to attract and develop staff capability or enhance your employer portfolio, our specialised customer service teams and dedicated Business Development Managers are here to help your organisation. We also work closely with several colleges in Scotland who offer City & Guilds qualifications that meets your range of strategic objectives in-line with Scottish Government priorities and sectors.

As part of the City & Guilds, we offer a wide range of qualifications across 26 industries including: Leadership and Management, Business Skills, Hospitality & Catering, Hair & Beauty, Engineering and Land-based Services.

We have a range of qualifications which are included on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF).

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To find out more about what we do in Scotland or to work with a Local City & Guilds College, visit our find a centre page or contact our Business Development Manager Kerry Bamber at