Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Accounts

Please note: Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Accounts are now no longer available.

Help for Adult Learners

SDSIndividual Learning Accounts (ILA) are available for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You can apply for an ILA if:

  • You are not in education
  • You do not have a degree or above
  • If you’re participating in training through the Employability Fund or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme you’re not eligible for ILA
  • You have an income of £22,000 a year or less

You can 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 the Skills Development Scotland Website or call the helpline on 0800 917 8000.

Using your Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account to enrol on a TEFL course

Call one of our TEFL Experts on 01349 800 600 with details of the course you would like to enrol on and your Individual Learning Account number ready.

Please note:

We ask that you book your TEFL course at least four weeks before the expiry of your ILA account and your classroom course start date. Please note we must receive the signed and dated token  prior to your classroom course start date.

ILA funding cannot be used in conjunction with any course promotions.

Classroom courses can only be taken in Scotland.