The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) is a Scottish Government initiative that enables employers to address priority skills and skills gaps in their organisation by accessing funding to create training programmes that meet their needs. These programmes can be delivered in partnership with their local college, The Open University in Scotland (OUiS) or an independent training provider.

The FWDF is open both to UK Apprenticeship Levy paying employers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland. Apprenticeship Levy payers have access to a £13 million fund in 2020-21 through the college sector and can access training up to the value of £15,000, where specific training needs cannot be provided via a local college.  For more information please see: Flexible Workforce Development Fund