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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

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Applications for Our Skillsforce’s Flexible Workforce Development Fund are open until 31 July 2022.

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Fund supports businesses in Scotland to up-skill and re-skill their employees to support inclusive economic growth in Scotland. As an employer you can use it to address priority skills gaps and get training tailored to your needs.

There are different routes to access the funding, depending on the type of training opportunity you need and the type of business you are – a Levy-payer or an SME. The funding can be used to cover the full costs of training or can go towards partial payment of training costs, with a limit of £5000 per SME or £15,000 per Levy-paying employer. It cannot be used to pay for industry qualifications or for training to meet a statutory obligation required by law. Training must start by 31 August 2022 and be completed, invoiced and paid for by 31 December 2022.

To find out more and about how to apply, visit the Our Skillsforce website.