If you are an employer with fewer than 250 employees or a levy payer, you can apply for the FWDF to address skills gaps in your organisation. Applications to access the fund can be made until 31st July 2022.  Training must start before 31st August 2022 and be completed no later than 31st December 2022.

You can use this investment to up-skill or re-skill your existing workforce. This is an opportunity to engage and motivate your employees, offer them high quality training of real benefit to your organisation: supporting and enabling your business to become more productive and grow.

In the current climate, we have adapted our methods of delivery to ensure we deliver training to your employees using safe and flexible approaches to support your business needs.  

Our range of specialist, industry specific programmes, normally delivered face-to-face, have now moved on-line, and are currently delivered using a blended and/ or remote model, using easy to access learning technologies.

This adapted approach to learning will provide you with a degree of flexibility to meet your business needs. We will discuss your training needs, support you to identify suitable courses, and the most suitable approach for your employees. We can also support you with the completion of your application.  

Click link to find out more about our Flexible Development fund for Levy Payers 

Click link to find our more about our Flexible Development for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

     Get your applications in as soon as possible

Funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so get in touch with us today by emailing fwdf@slc.ac.uk or by filling in our contact form to arrange an initial discussion on how we can help you apply to the fund and recover some value from the Apprenticeship Levy that you’ve paid.




Accounting & Legal

SQA –National Progression Awards (NPAs):

  • NPA in Accounting
  • NPA Legal Studies

Association of Accounting Technicians Awards (AAT)

  • AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Access Award in Accounting Software
  • AAT Access Award in Business Skills
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Award in Accounting Software
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Business, Management & Media

Adobe Photoshop

  • Digital Photography
  • Effective Communication

British Computer Society

  • Computer and Online Basics
  • European Computer Driving Licence Extra (ECDL Extra)

Institute of Leadership and Management: ILM Level 2 qualifications for Team Leaders/Supervisors

  • Effective Coaching and Mentoring
  • Effective Team Member Skills
  • Leadership and Team Skills

Institute of Leadership and Management: ILM Level 3 qualifications for Managers

  • Certificate/Award in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
  • Certificate/Award in Leadership and Management
  • Certificate/Award in Principles of Leadership and Management

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Higher National Units:

  • Marketing Communications: Using Digital Media
  • Microsoft Office: Word Processing
  • Microsoft Office: Excel Spreadsheets
  • Social Media for Customer Service
  • Web Design

SQA Professional Development Awards (PDAs):

  • Office Administration
  • Information Technology in Business


HNC CAD units (January 2021)

  • Micro renewables
  • Heat Pumps (Ground and Air Source)
  • Solar Domestic Hot Water
  • Solar Photo Voltaic
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Solid Biomass
  • Part L Energy efficiency
  • Domestic Un-vented Hot Water systems
  • Awareness of Environmental Technology Systems
  • Water Byelaws
  • Water Regulations
  • Legionella and Risk Assessment
  • Electrical Safe Isolation
  • Domestic Gas Foundation
  • Gas Meter Foundation
  • Smart Meters
  • Electricity for Plumbers
  • ACS Gas CCN1, CEN/WAT1, CKR1, HTR1

Courses pending 2020/2021

  • External and Internal wall insulation
  • Thermography
  • Smart Controls
  • Battery Storage
  • Air Tightness
  • Building Insulation and Treatments
  • Hanging Wide Width Vinyls (P&D)
  • Spraying using both HVLP and Airless (P&D)
  • Interior System Joint Finishing (P&D)
  • CAD for construction
  • SMSTS SSSTS refresher

Hospitality, Events & Tourism

• BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
• BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher)
• Food Hygiene: Intermediate SQA Higher National Unit
• REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
• Allergen Awareness Training
• REHIS Barista Skills at SCQF 5

Learning Development

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

SQA Units for levels from National 3 (Pre-Intermediate) to National 5 (Upper-Intermediate)

British Sign Language (BSL)

  • Introduction to BSL
  • Level 1 BSL