We have recently learned that ILA funding is to be discontinued so there are some important dates that you should be aware off.

If you want to open an account or renew an expired account:

  • 29 April 2017: Last day to request a renewal form through the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000
  • 30 April 2017: Last day to request an application form on My World of Work
  • Mid May 2017: Application and renewal forms need to be returned by mid May so that they can be processed by 31 May
  • 31 May 2017: Last day that an account will be opened or renewed

If you want to book a course under the existing ILA scheme:

  • 30 June 2017: Last day bookings can be made under the existing ILA scheme. Bookings can only be made for courses with a start date no later than 30 September 2017

PLease refer to the general conditions below which are still the eligibility criteria for obtaining the funding.

Skills Development Scotland and its ILA Funding is at the heart of the Scottish Executives Lifelong Learning strategy. It is a high profile initiative which you may have seen advertised through the TV and press.

The ILA Scheme helps to develop learning and skills for those normally resident in Scotland. In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be 16 years old or over
  2. Must be ordinarily resident in Scotland
  3. Must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or in receipt of benefits.
  4. Must not hold a UK degree (or overseas equivalent)
  5. Must not be undertaking any form of full-time or part-time secondary, further or higher education
  6. Must not currently be participating on an SDS training programme (the Employability Fund and the Modern Apprenticeship programme)
  7. Must not currently be participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme

If you meet all of the above criteria you may be entitled to receive funding of up to £200 per annum towards the cost of training. If you do not qualify Pitman Training can still help you find the right course.

Most of our training courses appear on the ILA Scotland database and are eligible to receive such ILA Scotland funding.

To view a list of all of our courses just click here or for more information call us on 0800 220 454 or use the Quick Enquiry form to the right.

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