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Flexible Workforce Development Fund:

Focus your training needs.

Funding:

The Fund provides funding to UK Apprenticeship Levy-payers and SMEs in Scotland which they can use to access flexible workforce development training opportunities.

  • Levy Payers get up to£15,000
  • SME’s get up to £5000

Accessing the Fund:

You can access the fund by creating an account using the link below and following the steps to submit your Training Needs Analysis. 

Access the Flexible Workforce Development Fund.

Our team are available to support you along the way.

Access the DWDF.

The fund can be accessed by creating an account at Our Skillsforce submitting your training requirements. 

What training could you receive?

Complete Cloud Package

This training package is designed for businesses that are heavily reliant on cloud technology.

Topics include the best of our individual courses: CRM and Sales Pipeline, Collaboration, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Automation, Web Forms and website integration and more.

CRM and Sales Pipeline

Learn how to properly manage your customer data based and track sales through your sales pipeline.

Make sure that every deal is given the attention it’s due and none slip through the net.

Project Management

Need help managing your projects? Our project management software courses provides your team with the training on the last PM software such as Asana, Zoho Projects and Monday.com.

Marketing Automation

Capture website leads and follow-up with relevant information at the right time. Funnel your leads into the correct pipeline and segment your customer records automatically.

LinkedIn for Business

Make the most of LinkedIn by learning best practices in business networking, communication, search engine optimisation and automation.

Email Marketing

Use your database of customers to your advantage by reaching out to them at appropriate times with relevant information.

Social Media Marketing

This tutor-led training session is designed to help you kickstart your social media management and organise your social media schedule.

We use popular social media management platforms to automate the campaigns and make the most effective use of the social media manager’s time.

Workplace Communications Tools

Communication tools such as Slack are collaboration hubs that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly.

They’re designed to support the way people naturally work together, so you can collaborate efficiently.

Word Processing - Google Docs

Delegates will learn how to understand the fundamental layout principles of a document, enabling you to create professional-looking documents and reports.

Delegates will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Docs in the most efficient way.

Word Processing - MS Word

Delegates will learn how to understand the fundamental layout principles of a document, enabling you to create professional-looking documents and reports.

Delegates will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Word in the most efficient way.

Cyber Security for Office Staff

This will greatly increase your awareness of given guidance in actions to take if risks do materialise.

Our tutor-led training will provide you with simple and effective information to give you confidence in spotting and preventing risks.

Web Development

Our tutor-led ‘WordPress for Business’ training is designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website.

You’ll learn about taking a site from design through to launching live.

Emailing with Gmail

This tutor-led course has been designed to help users navigate Gmail by Google.

Suitable for entry-level experience of Gmail, the course is ideal for those that want to learn to navigate and organise their email, calendar and contacts.

Emailing with Outlook

Suitable for those with no prior experience of Outlook, this course is ideal for anyone with knowledge of Microsoft Windows who wants to learn how to effectively and efficiently organise their email, calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook.

Spreadsheets - Google Sheets

Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, understand formulas and functions as well as learn simple lists and creating basic charts.

Learners will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Google Sheets in the most efficient way.

Spreadsheets - Excel

Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, understand formulas and functions as well as learn simple lists and creating basic charts.

Learners will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Excel in the most efficient way.

Video Conferencing - Zoom

Our Zoom software training consists of a 3-hour session with one of our specialists.

This tutor-led training consists of several short lessons designed to get you up and running quickly with Zoom software.

Leadership & Mgmt. PDA

Our Leadership and Management programme combines eLearning, peer learning and tutor support through our interactive virtual classroom.

Digital Signature Software

Digital Signature Software allows users to send and receive secure, safe and authentic documentation quickly and remotely.

Digital Signatures are a safer method for signing documents as it is very difficult to forge a digital signature due to the many layers of security.

Google Drive

Learn about Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, which are a part of an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

GSuite for Business

This full-day training session is designed to help users get familiar with the various apps found within G Suite.

Leadership and Management:

Jointly certificated by SQA and CMI:

Our management Professional Development Awards are jointly certificated by SQA and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and are available at the following Levels:

  • Introductory Leadership and Management at SCQF level 6
  • Team Leadership and Management at SCQF level 7
  • Operational Leadership and Management at SCQF level 8
  • Strategic Leadership and Management at SCQF levels 9 and 11

Access the DWDF.

The fund can be accessed by creating an account at Our Skillsforce submitting your training requirements. 

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