Skills Development Scotland
Flexible Training Opportunities:
Scottish businesses with 100 employees or less can apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs.
Types of training we will fund:
- Qualifications, including individual units
- Learning based on National Occupational Standards
- Industry recognised qualifications
- Supervisory and management training
- Taster sessions
Funding is available for up to 10 employees per business and the money is not a loan so there’s no need to pay it back. We will refund up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500 for each employee. For example, if an episode of training costs £1,200 excluding VAT, we will refund £500. If it costs £300 excluding VAT, we will refund £150.
Employers may download the Application Form for the Flexible Training Opportunities programmes for 2014/15 below.
Full guidance notes are provided at the end of the Application Form. The form must be completed for all training to be undertaken between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.
Please note that due to changes for this current year applications cannot be approved if they are submitted on an earlier version of the application form.
As the application process for the 2014/15 FTO Programme has been open for 2 months please note that after Monday 7 July we will no longer accept applications for training that has already started and/or been completed. These training opportunities will be rejected.