Individual Training Account
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training. You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further
or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme. ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to
choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers.
To apply for a course or SVQ visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk
Part-time Fee Grant
To qualify for support, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria on income, courses and qualifications, other funding, course providers and residence:
- individual income of less than £25,000 a year
- currently studying an eligible course of Higher Education or Continuing Professional Development at levels 7-10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
- doing between 30-119 SCQF credits in each year of your course.
Examples of eligible qualifications include a degree, HNC, HND, Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, some Professional Development Awards, SVQ3 and SVQ4.