ILA Funding

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If you are funding a course of part-time study it may be possible to apply for ILA funding towards the cost of your course.

ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. It’s for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get up to £200 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland. New Rules as of 1 July 2012 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 can apply for an ILA.

There are two types of account available:

£200 accounts

If you are interested in learning something new or brushing up your skills. Many of the courses offered on part time study, listed with this website have ILA accreditation.

Part time Fee Grant 

If you are studying a part-time higher education or professional qualification course such as a Higher National Certificate (HNC). Courses that meet the criteria within this website are any HNC courses offered on part time study of day release or evening.

You can only have one type of account open at any time so it’s important that you choose carefully.

If you need any further information to help you decide on the right account for you, just call our friendly helpline advisers on 0808 100 1090 or logon to

If you are applying for ILA funding then please apply to ILA as soon as you have made your decision, as the funding has to be activated before the course start date.

ILA Scotland – it pays to learn.

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