SDS Individual Training Accounts

Get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training

Is 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

How Do I Apply?

If your application is approved by Skills Development Scotland, you must book onto a course within four weeks of receiving your confirmation email.

To book a place, you’ll need to prove your income. Your confirmation email will list a note of the documents accepted as proof.

Remember, you’ll have four weeks from the time your application is successful to make a booking.

  1. Search for an approved course

  2. Apply online for funding

  3. Receive confirmation

  4. Contact a training provider to book

Search ITA funded courses

Follow the link to My World of work and put Forde Training into the provider search box on the right hand side.

Courses costing more than £200

SDS pay up to £200 towards the cost of your ITA approved training course. You’ll pay an outstanding balance direct to the training provider.

Armed Forces

Under the temporary non-resident agreements, those in the armed forces 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.