The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is the national student funding body for eligible Scottish and EU students in Higher Education at college or university. We can provide you with a range of support, guidance and information and will assess each student based on their circumstances.

The level of tuition fee SAAS pay will be pro-rata based on the number of SCQF credits you are doing. They will scale this down based on the maximum fee levels they award to full-time students.

You will only be eligible for SAAS if your average annual gross income is £25,000 a year or less.

Applications forms for PTFG can be downloaded here. (Please complete an SVQ application form before completing PTFG form)


You could receive up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year. ITA funding could be right for you if you're:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed, earning less than £22,000 per year and looking to progress in or change your job
  • Resident in Scotland

You can view all our available courses on ITA here.

Meeting Your Training Needs

The training offered will change over different periods of the year and in relation to changes in practice, we need to keep this fresh & up to date.