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Funding your course

We understand that finance can be a huge consideration for individuals and businesses when undertaking a training course, professional development courses, SVQ or short training programme. We aim to provide useful help and advice on a wide range of funding and support options which are available to help you fund your course.

 

ILA Scotland- Individual Learning Acount

ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning in a way to suit you.  It is for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits. If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get £200 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland.

For more information please visit www.ilascotland.org.uk

 

 

SDS Flexible Training Fund

Flexible Training Opportunities gives Scottish businesses with up to 150 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs. Funding is available for up to 10 employees per business and the money is not a loan so there's no need to pay it back. Skills Development Scotland will refund up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500 for each employee.

For more information please visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

 

 

Part-time Fee Grant (formerly ILA 500)

This scheme provides up to £500 a year towards the cost of tuition fees. To qualify for this funding, you should have an individual income of £22,000 a year or less. You also need to be studying a part-time Higher Education course, Professional Development Award (PDA) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at levels 7-11 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and complete between 40-90 SCQF credits per year.

For more information please  visit www.saas.gov.uk

 

If you are unsure about which type of funding would be suitable or for guidance on how to access these funding options please contact us.