Flexible Workforce Development Fund now open for 2022-23

2022-23 Fund Open Now!

Fife College has a wide range of fully funded training courses and bespoke programmes which employers can access through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund. SME’s can apply for training, up to the value of £5,000 and larger employers paying into the apprenticeship levy can apply for training up to the value of £15,000

The fund was set up to help Scottish businesses develop skills within their workforce to support growth, efficiency and profitability. Our Business Development Managers will guide employers through the application process, to fully understand your training needs and to design a training plan which offers flexible and effective training interventions which deliver tangible benefits to your organisation.

Applications for the 2022-23 Fund are now open. Applications and funding are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Following the revised Scottish Government budget, there has been a significant cut to the fund this year and we recommend employers apply promptly to secure their funding.


Benefits of FWDF with Fife College 

  • Up-skill or re-skill your workforce
  • Develop a talent pipeline and retain employees
  • Access to high quality local and in house training
  • Funding can be used as part-contribution towards training of a higher cost
  • Third sector organisation are eligible as are volunteer staff
  • A designated Business Development Manager to guide you through your application


Applications for the Fund in 2022/23 is now open and has a deadline date. 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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