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Help for Individuals

Help for Employers

Help for Individuals

Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You can apply for an ILA if you are not in education, do not have a degree or above and are not taking part in a National Training Programme (Modern Apprenticeship, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work). You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training with an Individual Learning Account from Skills Development Scotland.

Individual Learning Accounts are available if you are interested in learning something new or brushing up your skills. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any approved Individual Learning Account learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training companies.

To find out more and to request an application pack, visit

My World of Work
or call the helpline on 0800 917 8000.

Q: How can I pay using an ILA?

A: Let us know at the time of booking and we will check to see whether the course is eligible for this and register your booking with ILA.  On the training
day, please bring your ILA token with you and hand it in to us.  We will then invoice you for any remaining payment after the course.

Train Shetland is a registered Individual Learning Account (ILA) approved centre.  

Help for Businesses / Employers

Skills Development Scotland has funding opportunities available for training through their Flexible Opportunities Training Scheme