Flexible Workforce Development Fund now open for 2021-22

2021-22 Round Now Live

The FWDF enables all businesses in Scotland to apply for funding for employee training. Apprentice Levy Payers can apply direct to Fife College for up to £15,000 training, whilst SMEs can apply for up to £5,000.

The fund aims to help address organisational skills gaps, improve workplace productivity levels, adapt to the impact of Covid-19 and to support the move to Net Zero.

Benefits of FWDF with Fife College 

  • Potential to up-skill or re-skill your existing workforce
  • An opportunity to engage and motivate your employees
  • Access to high quality training local in fife
  • Funding can be used as part-contribution towards training of a higher cost
  • Third sector organisation are eligible as are volunteer staff


Applications for the Fund in 2021/22 must be submitted by 31 July 2022, however the funding is allocated on a first come first serve basis. We anticipate that the Fife College allocation will be fully committed prior to this date and we therefore recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. Organisations can submit only one application for funding per year.

In order to secure funding organisations must submit an application to Fife College. We will support your organisation through this very straight forward process. Applications are open now so get in touch with us now to get your employee training place for the year ahead, now is the time to take advantage of the funds available to you and boost your business.



Our portfolio of training courses which you may be able to access via the FWDF is now available.

View our FWDF Guide 


Astrak was the first Fife employer who benefitted from the new FWDF SME fund in 2020-21. 

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Scottish Autism Charity participates in the FWDF yearly since it launched four years ago and continued to do so in 2020-21. 

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