Skills Development Scotland still have funding available to support Flexible Training Opportunities for employees and freelancers. This new funding recognises that enhancing employees' skills will bring real benefits to your business including improved productivity and a stronger more confident workforce. The Flexible Training Opportunities programme gives Scottish businesses with 50 or less employees the opportunity to apply for up to £500 towards employee training costs.
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. Skills Development Scotland will refund up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500. For example, if an episode of training costs £1200, they will refund £500. If it costs £300, the refund will be £150.
The types and levels of training that are eligible for support are wide ranging and include:
- Qualifications including individual units
- Learning based on National Occupational Standards
- Industry recognised qualifications
- First line supervisory management
- Taster sessions
Here at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust we think this funding presents a fantastic, not to be missed, opportunity for many of our clients to access the training courses that we offer. You can apply for funding to attend any of the courses within our current training calendar or we would be happy to discuss bespoke training at a date and location to suit you or your team. We can also offer guidance to anyone who would like help to decide on the right training for themselves or staff and we are also happy to guide you through the application process. This funding is available on a 'first come, first served' basis until June 2012 so don't delay! For further information about this funding stream and details of how to apply please click here or contact any of the team here at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust.