Funding for Individuals

Individual Learning Accounts

”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 www.myworldofwork.co.uk or call the helpline on 0800 917 8000.

On the Quest training page you will see the training that qualifies for the ILA funding. 

Part-Time Fee Grant from Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

This scheme can provide more than £500 and up to £900 a year towards the cost of tuition fees.

To qualify for this funding, you should have an income of £25,000 a year or less. You also need to be studying a part-time Higher Education course, Professional Development Award (PDA) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at levels 7-11 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and complete between 30-119 SCQF credits per year.  

Visit the SAAS website to find out more and download an application form for academic year 2013 - 14.

SAAS Funding 

Quest has prepared a information sheet on the amount of funding you can access. Download here