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ITA Funding

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have announced that applications for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) will re-open next Monday, the 13th of January.

The scheme, this year accepting up to 10,000 new applications, sees up to £200 of ITA funding made available towards a single course or training episode per individual. This funding could be right for you if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • Resident in Scotland
  • Not currently involved in education or any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work or;
  • Employed, earning under £22,000 per year and seeking career progression

Once open, applications can be made via the My World of Work website: will open in a new window).

If you have a disability or special requirement and would like some additional help in relation to the ITA, there is a helpline available on 0800 917 8000 and via email There is also a Textphone service for customers who are deaf: 0141 573 4883.

Closing date

No closing date

Ongoing funding


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