Funding your training

There are various sources of funding available which can help ease the pressure on you or your employers budget.

The most common is the ITA (Individual Training Account) but there are more sources of income available if you are an employee or emplyer of a particular sector.

  • 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.

Please call 0800 917 8000 for more information or visit My World of Work website.

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get £200 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ITA Scotland.

Additional criteria to be applied to applicants:

  • must not hold a UK degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • must not be undertaking any form of full-time or part-time secondary, further or higher education
  • must not be participating on any National Training Programme (Modern Apprenticeships, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work).

These additional eligibility criteria signal a strengthened commitment to provide greatest support to those most in need – those who are low paid and who have a low skills base.