The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) will now be offered to both levy payers and SMEs, across the private, public and third sectors. This will allow employers to utilise funding for upskilling and reskilling their workforce. An initial £13 million was made available to allow colleges to provider additional support for levy paying employers. Now the second £7million phase has been announced, with £5million available to support SMEs through a college and Open University in Scotland partnership, while Skills Development Scotland will offer a new option testing the use of private training providers for levy paying businesses who require specialist training. Applications are expected to open on 16th November.
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