Short Course Funding
Creative Skillset funding http://www.creativeskillset.org/funding/individuals/
NB: Please be aware that it takes time to apply for funding. Check with each organisation how long.
Individual Learner Accounts (ILA)
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ILA SCOTLAND FUNDING
Following an announcement by the Scottish Government on 15th May 2012 we can now inform you of the changes to learner eligibility for ILA Scotland funding and the administration of the scheme – these changes come into effect on 1 July 2012.
To ensure effective targeting of resources the eligibility criteria for ILA Scotland funding has been refined.
Current eligibility criteria for ILA Scotland account applications:
- must be 16 years old or over
- must be ordinarily resident in Scotland
- must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or in receipt of benefits.
Additional criteria to be applied to applicants as of 1 July 2012:
- must not hold a UK degree (or overseas equivalent)
- must not be undertaking any form of full-time or part-time secondary, further or higher education
- must not be participating on any National Training Programme (Modern Apprenticeships, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work).
These additional eligibility criteria signal a strengthened commitment to provide greatest support to those most in need – those who are low paid and who have a low skills base.
All account applications and account renewals received on or after 1 July 2012 will be assessed under these new additional criteria.
If you qualify you could get £200 towards the cost of your fees with an ILA account. For more information visit their website www.ilascotland.org.uk, or call 0808 100 1090.
Once your ILA a/c number is issued and active you can use it to pay for your course. Simply supply your ILA account number on the booking form and pay any balance by cheque or credit card.
We will then book you onto the course and ILA Scotland will send you a voucher (usually worth £200) to pay toward your remaining fees. NB: you must sign and return the voucher to us in order to complete the payment of your fees before the start date of the course
Career Development Loans
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a bank loan, from £300-£10,000. Once you’ve stopped studying, you pay it back in the normal way. For more information visit their website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/DG_10033237 or call 0800 100 900