Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for
people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland and are for
the individuals who will benefit most from this support.
People can apply for an ILA if they: are not undertaking any
secondary, further or higher education; do not have a degree or
above; are not training through the Employability Fund or Modern
Apprenticeships, or participating in the Community Jobs Scotland
programme; and have an income of £22,000 a year or less or are on
benefits. (The Employability Fund replaces Get Ready for Work and
Training for Work from 1 April 2013.)
Please Note: If your application for ILA
funding is successful, you will be unable to apply for a Student
Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) Part-Time Fee Grant for the
duration of your ILA learner year.
Find out more about funding on My World
There are more than 470 approved learning providers across
Scotland, offering a wide range of courses that you can use your
ILA funding for.
SDS Individual Learning
Account statistics broken down by local authority
Helpline for individuals
0800 917 8000
Helpline for employers
0800 783 6000
Find your local
Find out how you can register as an SDS Individual Learning
Account provider in our Provider Central section.