Visit Wales have received funding for tourism and hospitality training through the FSP partnership scheme again for 2023/24. The fund can pay 50% towards the cost of bespoke training, online or face to face. Businesses must have approval before the training takes place. More info can be found on the website (see below):
Funding is available to support employees of Wales-based Tourism and Hospitality businesses to attend training courses that are relevant to the sector. This can include face-to-face, or online training. To find out what training can be supported and how to apply go to Flexible Skills Programme | Business Wales Skills Gateway (gov.wales)
Approval must be confirmed before the training commences.
Just for your info – the types of training it has funded previously are very varied:
- Management and leadership training
- Web development
- Mental Health in the workplace
- Sustainability in the workplace
- Outdoor instructor (sea kayaking for example)
- SUP Sea Leader
- Wine and Spirits WSET
- Food Hygiene
Basically anything that the business needs as long as it’s not statutory training. The benefit of this fund is that the business can decide who delivers the training – as long as it is an accredited training provider. The FSP team do all the admin and applications go to Paul Donovan for approval on behalf of the skills partnership.