Skills Development Scotland
Introducing Flexible Training Opportunities
The Flexible Training Opportunities programme gives Scottish businesses (1-50 employees) the opportunity to apply for up to £500* towards employee training costs.
Enhancing employees’ skills will bring real benefits to your business including improved productivity and a stronger more confident workforce.
Detailed below is a list of the types and levels of training that are eligible for support. These are:
• Qualifications including individual units
• Learning based on National Occupational Standards
• Industry recognised qualifications
• First line supervisory management
• 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. You can get refunded up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500.
For example, if an episode of training costs £1200, refund will be £500. If it costs £300, refund will be £150.
To apply call helpline free on 0800 783 6000. http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk