Skills Development Scotland have launched a flexible workforce development fund that’s available to all Scottish employers. The main purpose of the fund is to help businesses in Scotland to up-skill and also re-skill their staff.

There are currently 3 different routes to access the fund depending on the training you require and the type of business you are. Businesses must only submit one application. In addition, these 3 routes are:



SME Route

College Training: Small to medium businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to access training opportunities with colleges and the Open University in Scotland. You can find out more about this route from the Scottish Funding Council.


Levy-paying employer routes

Levy-paying employers have two routes to explore:

1. College Training: Levy-paying employers can apply for up to £15,000 to access training provided by colleges. You can find out more from the Scottish Funding Council.


2. Training by independent providers: If the training you require can’t be provided by colleges, you can apply for up to £15,000 for training delivered by independent training providers. However, this must be applied through Skills Development Scotland.


You can find out more about the requirements for these three routes on the Skills Development Scotland website.


Apply before It’s too late!

If you are interested in the flexible workforce development fund, we encourage you to look in to this now as the deadline for applications is 31st July 2022. You can also find out more about how to apply HERE.


If you would like support with your application process, feel free to contact our HR experts on 01383 668 178 or

We have taken advantage of this funding in our own business and we have also helped a number of clients access opportunities. These opportunities include Leadership, Coaching, Finance, Admin and IT, NEBOSH H&S plus much more.

UK Government Support

The UK government website also has a dedicated page where you can search the latest finance and support for your business, covering businesses operating in England. You can find out more here.


If you would like any help with the Flexible Workforce Development Fund application process, contact us on 01383 668 178 or on our website now.

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