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Question reference: S6W-18611

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 2 June 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 June 2023


To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on the Flexible Workforce Development Fund in the last academic year, including in relation to any projects designed to support apprenticeships.


The most up-to-date data on Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) spend for Academic Year 22-23, as provided by the Scottish Funding Council to the end of March 2023 and Skills Development Scotland to early June 2023, (rounded to nearest thousand):

In discussion / Agreement in Principle

Contractually Agreed


Training in Progress / Completed





The avove figures are provisional. Accurate data on spend can only be provided when delivery has been completed at the end of December 2023.

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund does not support the delivery of apprenticeships but provides employers with flexible training opportunities for their existing workforce. Apprentices can, however, undertake training through the FWDF in addition to their apprenticeship.