Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. An ILA can contribute up to £200 towards the costs of a a training course. To be eligible for ILA funding, you must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be receiving benefits. Consult the ILA website for full eligibilty criteria.
To implement an ILA during course booking, you need to have applied for and received an ILA number. This number can be quoted during booking payment. Please book by telephone, to use ILA funding, as this method of payment is not availabe through online booking.
The course cost is drawn directly from ILA funding; funds are not temporarily withdrawn from your account. Note that ILA funding can cover the full cost of an SCPLH qualification but cannot contribute further towards the cost of a Scottish personal licence.
The Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) grant is available to Service leavers with six or more years’ service, or Medical Discharges. IRTC is available for training costs up to a maximum of £534; additionally, travel expenses are funded. The grant is applicable to both resettlement centres and external training providers. Read more on the MOD website.
The Jobcentre have a range of funding programmes in place aimed at helping people through training qualifications designed to help you into work. Significant training funding is avaliable if you are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (in the Work Related Activity Group).
Consult with your Jobcentre careers advisor to make the best use of funding provision. Information is available at the Directgov website.