Discover courses funded by the Government
SkillSeeder works with many training providers across Scotland and features their latest courses on the SkillSeeder website and app. On this page you'll find some of the latest Scottish Government funded training courses and funding initiatives currently available.
Latest funded training:
Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund
The Scottish Government is again supporting the Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund, and applications are now being taken for 2023!
The Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund has been established by Scottish Government to support the personal development of women, providing them with additional skills to progress their careers and employment opportunities in Scottish agriculture beyond their current role.
What courses are eligible?
Courses eligible for funding can include: business skills; environmental and sustainability; health and safety; plants and animals; vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Latest funded training:
Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund
Scottish Forestry and the Skills Group of the Scottish Forestry and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group is supporting the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund and you can apply now.
Look for the badge on courses eligible for the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund
The Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund has been established by Scottish Forestry and the Skills Group of the Scottish Forestry and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group to support the personal development of women, providing them with additional skills to progress their careers and employment opportunities in Scottish forestry beyond their current role.
SDS Individual Training Account
Up to £200 towards a training course.
Individual Training Accounts are available to help people develop the skills they need for work, giving learners who meet the eligibility criteria up to £200 towards a single training course or training episode per year. And because it’s not a loan, the money doesn’t need to be paid back.
This phase of the scheme will accept up to 28,000 new applications and will remain open until 31 March 2023.
Making Work Work - For Edinburgh Women
Making Work Work - for Edinburgh Women is a fully funded and free of charge employability programme for women living in Edinburgh. It helps women to re-enter the workplace or progress on from work where they are not working at the level, salary or hours at which they are capable.
Training will be online and live via Zoom on typically two mornings per week for 8 weeks; active participation is mandatory. In addition, we suggest you commit to a further five to ten hours per week for reflection and career planning to maximise the benefit of the programme.
Data Skills Accelerator
Fully funded by the Digital Start Fund administered by SDS
on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The Data Skills Accelerator 10 week programme designed to develop analytic, collaborative and creative problem skills. Using both business applications (Excel, Power BI) and programming tools (Python) to analyse and manipulate data, create visualisations. The course finishes with a Real World project for a third sector organisation.
The Forest Industries Education Fund
The Forest Industries Education Fund makes awards to applicants for technical and professional courses such as chainsaw competency, business planning, or competency on woodland creation and carbon management; as well as educational trips, field courses and study tours. This fund is also available for skilled members wishing to improve or update themselves by attending suitable training courses or study tours.