Workbased 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.
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.
We are approved to accept part time fee grants from SAAS towards the cost of some qualifications.
The amount awarded depends on the credit value of the qualification (see the Scottish Qualification Credit Framework for details) and the candidate has to meet eligibility requirements.
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.
ITAs 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