SDS Individual Training Accounts opening soon for new applications

What are Individual Training Accounts?

In line with the Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy, Individual Training Accounts were launched in October 2017.

This targeted funding aims to support employability by focusing funds on those actively seeking employment and those who are currently in low paid work and looking to progress.

Individual Training Accounts will open to new applications on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

Is an ITA right for me?

You could receive up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year. ITA funding could be right for you if you’re:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed, earning less than £22,000 per year and looking to progress in or change your job
  • Resident in Scotland

In the forces?

Under the temporary non-resident arrangements, forces personnel are treated as being resident at the establishment where they are based.

If they are ordinarily resident in Scotland but are serving overseas, they would be eligible.

Learn more about support for veterans ​​​​​​​

(*Ordinarily resident means that you live in Scotland year after year by choice, apart from temporary or occasional absences such as holidays or business trips. Living here totally or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education may not count as being ordinarily resident. If you are not a UK national, you must be settled in Scotland (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) immediately before the date on which you made your application.)

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