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Skills Development Scotland Flexible Training Options

Posted by on May 24, 2012

50% funding available with  maximum of £5000 for 10 delegates is available through Skills Development Scotland.

This is a superb initiative allowing all Scottish business to invest in their people and seek financial support towards the costs. PROtential www.pro-tential.co.uk is uploading all of our available courses on the Skills Development Scotland portal to allow future customers to select from our list of programmes.  Each of our programmes listed with Skills Development Scotland will be tailored your organisations needs, focus, strategy and people.

The skills development Scotland website provides thorough and detailed information on how to apply for the funding and timings.  Here we have summarised some of the detail from the Skills Development Scotland website

Flexible Training Opportunities from Skills Development Scotland  gives Scottish businesses with up to 100 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
  • Masterclasses
  • Learning based on National Occupational Standards
  • Industry recognised qualifications
  • Supervisory and management training
  • Workshops
  • 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 excluding VAT, we will refund £500. If it costs £300 excluding VAT, we will refund £150.

How to apply

Download the Flexible Training Opportunities Application Form. Included in this document are help notes for completing the form and a rules and guidance section.

Once you’ve completed the application form please save your changes and send it to the following email address: FlexibleTrainingOpportunities@sds.co.uk.

If you need assistance please call Skills Development Scotland  free helpline on 0800 783 6000.

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