Skills Development Scotland ILA

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ILA funding

Many of our part-time courses are eligible for funding using Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) from Skills Development Scotland. The Individual Learning Account (ILA) scheme is a Scottish Government initiative that helps you to learn at the time, place and pace that's best for you.

The scheme is for those aged 16 or over and living in Scotland. You must have an annual income of £22,000 or less, or receive benefits. You can get £200 towards the cost of learning if you meet the following criteria:

You must be:

  • A British citizen; OR
  • A national of a member state of the European Economic Area who has utilised their ‘right of residence’; OR
  • Settled within the United Kingdom within the meaning of section 33(2A) of the Immigration Act 1971. You are only eligible for support if you are ‘settled within the UK’. If you are in Scotland on a temporary student or work visa then you are not entitled to SDS Individual Learning Account funding.

View the ILA eligibility checklist.

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