Flexible Workforce Development Fund


About the fund

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund is open to Private, Public and Third Sector organisations across Scotland who pay the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy (paying more than £3M in salaries each year) or who are a Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise (SMEs). The funding allows you to access skills training to support with addressing skills gaps across your business. Apprenticeship Levy payers can access training up to the value of £15,000 and SMEs can access training up to the value of £5,000.


Why train with Ayrshire College?

Ayrshire College offers a varied training portfolio for our clients, with both accredited and non-accredited courses, and most courses have the option to be delivered either online or face-to-face. Training is an important tool in upskilling employees to meet future skills needs, and develops and retains talent within your organisation. We offer a range of training courses that include Leadership & Management, including Chartered Management Institute accredited courses, as well as Digital Skills, Productivity,  People Management, and industry specific courses for example, Hospitality and Health & Social Care.


How to apply

Get in touch with our Business Growth team by email businessgrowth@ayrshire.ac.uk to discuss your organisational needs

Our team of dedicated Officers will work with you to identify skills gaps, develop your training plan to meet your needs and support with the application process.


Please note: Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, and early application is encouraged as the regional allocation is finite. Only one application can be submitted per company to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund.

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