Training - Funding your training

ARC Scotland are an Individual Training Account (ITA) approved learning provider and we are also approved to accept part time fee grants from Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) towards the cost of some qualifications.

Scottish Qualifications Authority - Approved CentreWorkbased qualifications are usually paid for by employers, although employees may be required to pay a contribution towards this. Individuals can also fund their own qualifications without any contribution from their employer. See the options below for sources of funding for individuals and organisations.

Funding your qualification yourself

If your employer is not funding your qualification, we may offer you the option of paying for it by instalments by direct debit. If this applies to you, please discuss with ARC Scotland at the time of applying.

Individual Training Accounts

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Skills Development Scotland - ITA Approved ProviderITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers.

To find out more or to apply, visit myworldofwork.co.uk