Free training for North East workforce to be continued in 2023

December 22, 2022

North East Scotland College is preparing to open applications from employers to access free training for their staff.

The Scottish Government has confirmed the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) will continue in 2023.

The fund enables free training to be accessed by Apprenticeship Levy payers as well as SMEs – providing options for every company of any size.

A range of courses dedicated to upskilling and reskilling have already been accessed by North East businesses as part of the current round of financial support.

The next tranche, for training delivered in 2023, will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applications are expected to open in January.

Iain Cocker, NESCol’s Business Development Manager, said: “Through the FWDF we have successfully delivered training worth millions of pounds in recent years.

“Organisations across the North East have benefited from both the access to funding and the tailored support that NESCol provides to ensure we can meet the needs of every sector.

“We look forward to opening applications in the New Year and already registering notes of interest from employers who are keen to explore the opportunities for the year ahead. Our team is always available to discuss requirements and ensure the application process is as straightforward as possible.”

Further information on the FWDF is available here.