SDS Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.
If you are not in education, do not have a degree or above and are not taking part in a National Training Programme (such as Modern Apprenticeship, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work) you can apply for an ILA.
It’s a great way to pay for learning new skills and because the money isn’t a loan, you don’t need to worry about paying it back.
For more information please visit the Border Learning Centre Website at