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Individual Learning Account (ILA)

ILA Funding

The Individual Learning Account (ILA) is a Scottish Executive scheme for anyone aged 16 or over living in Scotland. This initiative assists individuals by providing funding which can be used towards the cost of a course to learn and develop new skills.

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 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 (ILA) from Skills Development Scotland.

ILAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or brushing up your skills. There is a wide variety 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.ilascotland.org.uk or call the helpline free on 0808 100 1090.

  • You must have your ILA account opened before the course starts.
  • You must bring your letter of award from ILA which states your unique reference number to the finance department when you enrol.
  • Enrolment must be completed prior to the start date of the course.

Once have received your letter of award you can use your ILA towards the cost of your course. Either drop into the Finance Department or download the ILA Booking Form, complete and e-mail to coursefees@ayrshire.ac.uk along with your letter of award which can be photographed or scanned.