Funding for staff training

Funding for staff training

Skills Development Scotland


Flexible Training Opportunities gives Scottish businesses with under 50 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs.


Enhancing employees’ skills will bring real benefits to your business including improved productivity and a stronger more confident workforce.


We’ve detailed 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. 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 £1200, we will refund £500. If it costs £300, we will refund £150.


To apply call our helpline free on 0800 783 6000.