Developing our staff team

June 7, 2018 Press Release

Sixteen staff at ENABLE Scotland have completed leadership, management and customer care courses as part of the charity’s continued mission to invest in the skills and development of its workforce.

The learning disability charity accessed funding from a newly introduced Scottish Government initiative, the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), which makes money available to organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy. The one-year pilot fund is focused on the up-skilling and re-skilling of existing employees of any age.

Sixteen members of staff from ENABLE Scotland took part, completing two different qualifications; ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 2 Leadership and Team Skills and ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management, as well as training in customer care.

The training was provided to the charity by New College Lanarkshire.

Lisa Miller, Senior Learning and Development Business Partner at ENABLE Scotland, said:

“The training has been of great benefit to staff in leadership roles as well as those with aspirations to take on such roles in the future.

“Our partnership with New College Lanarkshire will have a long-term benefit to our organisation by ensuring we have motivated and competent leaders to drive and support our wider workforce, as well as our vital frontline and campaigning work.

“We hope to be successful in a future bid for funding and to extend the success of this round of training to other areas of ENABLE Scotland.”

The FWDF was launched by the Scottish Government in September 2017 and is supported by Colleges Scotland to provide training to employers in Scotland.

By providing funding for training to local organisations, the fund aims to encourage innovation in the economy, drive inclusive and sustainable growth, ensure a productive and engaged workforce capable of meeting the needs of employers and increase productivity in the workplace.

Click here to find out about a career with ENABLE Scotland.

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