Skills for Enterprise is FIDC’s initiative to bring top-quality business training to the Falklands.

Its programme is responsive to commercial needs here, identified in the FIDC/FICC Business Climate Surveys plus other cross-sectoral consultations on skills, training and its support – such as CDS funding.

The subjects offered, and our approach is based on earlier trial programmes and FIDC’s considerable success in course delivery since 2016.

Skills for Enterprise sees the Corporation launch three brands – extending provision from the ‘basics’ across to high-level skills for the Islands’ business leaders.

Business Class

Top-level leadership skills development - helping local enterprise to compete on the world stage.

Courses will include Project Management. Change Management. Quality Standards. Corporate Governance.

Business Growth

All you need in management training – preparing your team for commercial excellence.

Expect to see courses in Finance for Small Business. Customer Care. HR Basics. Social Media for Business.

Enterprise Essentials

The core skills set for start-ups and small enterprise.

Develop a Business Idea. Entrepreneurship. Understanding Business Finance. Marketing Skills.


FIDC is building the prospectus, offering a mix of classroom and video-link teaching and combining its own ‘in-house’ course delivery with other sessions by top UK trainers. First up is expert international digital marketing tutor Luan Wise, and the Corporation is delighted to have secured the services of Jackie Hewitt to teach PRINCE2 project management later in the year.

pdf Skills for enterprise e flyer (84 KB)

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.