Edinburgh College offers free training to businesses in Scotland through Government funding

Businesses and third sector organisations have until July 31, 2022 to secure free professional training worth up to £15,000, delivered by Edinburgh College through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF).

Upskill and retrain your staff with free skills training with Edinburgh College
Upskill and retrain your staff with free skills training with Edinburgh College

The FWDF allows firms with an annual payroll of £3m+ (or apprenticeship levy payers) to tap in to £15,000 worth of training, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can access £5,000 worth of free training for their staff with no contribution.

Throughout the past two years, businesses have had to face unimaginable challenges. Edinburgh College is perfectly placed to support firms and their staff to overcome those challenges with professional training in a wide variety of subject areas ranging from business skills and leadership and management, to mental health and health and safety.

Businesses can make their people feel more valued by using the fund to help push careers forward, or simply help staff to feel more confident in the roles they have by receiving training to upskill or reskill.

Businesses can make their people feel more valued with free training with Edinburgh College

Organisations can access professional development courses in areas such as: Mental Health and Resilience; Leadership and Management (including CIPD, CIM, CMI and ILM qualifications); Managing remote teams, Health and Safety (including IOSH and NEBOSH); Creative Industries; Computing; and Enterprise and Commerce; Hospitality and more.

As well as having access to a variety of structured courses, firms can also develop bespoke training programmes in partnership with the College. This includes designing new courses with the College’s team of expert lecturers and associate trainers – ensuring all training is tailored to the needs of individual businesses and staff.

How to apply

The application process to secure training is simple, with the College’s team of Business Development Advisors guiding partners from initial application, through to training programme design and delivery.

The deadline for applications to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund is 31 July 2022.

To enquire about the Flexible Workforce Development Fund and apply for free training with Edinburgh College, contact [email protected] or call 0131 297 9000.

More information can be found in this video and on the Edinburgh College website.