To be eligible for an ITA you must be:

  • Over 16, resident in Scotland and in receipt of an annual income of under £22,000 per annum.
  • Not currently receiving funding under any other Skills Development Scotland (SDS) programme and not currently in full-time education.
  • Either unemployed and looking for work or employed and wanting to improve your work or career prospects.

Application Process

Search for your chosen course on and apply for ITA Funding.

  • Once you have completed the “myworldofwork” on-line form, SDS will email you, advising you of which original documentation you need to present to us to allow us to confirm your eligibility. This process cannot be completed until we receive your original documents and must be carried out before the start date of your course.
  • If you are unable to come into one of the Finance Offices you can email a copy of your documents to These must be signed and dated to certify the document prior to sending. Alternatively these can be mailed to one of the addresses listed below.
  • Please ensure you have also completed the Colleges’ online application for your course on our website

Eligibility and Evidence Required

  • Evidence required if you are employed: Last 3 payslips or most recent P60
  • Evidence required if you are self-employed: A letter on your company headed paper confirming income details or a copy of your self assessment tax return

The following are accepted as eligible benefits: Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credits, Employment Support Allowance, Carers Allowance, Pension Credits or the Maximum Rate Award of Child Tax Credit

  • Evidence required if you are in receipt of benefits: Headed letter from The Department of Work and Pensions Office confirming that you are in receipt of one of the above benefits. The letter should be dated within the last three months and clearly state that the you are in receipt of benefit.
  • Evidence Required for people under the age of retirement: Evidence of your private pension or your most recent P60
  • Evidence Required for people over the age of retirement: Evidence of your private and state pension or your most recent P60

Next Steps

  • If you are eligible to receive ITA Funding, we will confirm this and verify the start and end date of your ITA Learner Year.
  • To allow us to claim your ITA funding we must have confirmation from you that you have attended your chosen course therefore, you will receive an email from shortly after your course commences. Please ensure you respond to this email immediately as failure to do so will result in you being liable for the full course cost.
  • In the event that you wish to change or cancel this booking you must notify us by email at

Should you require any further information please contact us on the numbers below or email us at


Kilmarnock Campus

Hill Street, Kilmarnock 


01563 537871

Ayr Campus

Dam Park, Ayr


01292 293439

Kilwinning Campus

Lauchlan Way, Kilwinning

KA13 6DE

01294 555331