Funding for Training


Funding is available to help a business and its employees’ up skill.

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get £200 towards the cost of learning with an Individual Training Account (ITA).

Applicants must not:

  • hold a UK degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • be undertaking any form of full-time or part-time secondary, further or higher education
  • be participating on any National Training Programme (Modern Apprenticeships, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work).

Find out if you can set up a Skills Development Scotland individual training account (ITA).

Other sources of funding include:

  • The Part-Time Fee Grant is delivered by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and is provided on a means tested basis to learners studying a higher education course.
  • The Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS) and Inverness College UHI are partners  in the MoD's Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC) to train anyone involved with the armed forces.
  • Adopt an apprentice initiative offers £2000 to companies who take on Modern Apprentices who have lost their jobs due to downsizing.

Our Business Solutions team can advise on funding available for commercial training.

Contact us: 01463 273 666 or email

Are you an Apprenticeship Levy paying employer? You can access up to £15,000 to upskill or reskills your existing workforce through the Flexible Development Workforce Fund.