Many of our courses qualify for ILA funding.
ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme which helps people living in Scotland get up to £200 a year towards the cost of learning something new.
The scheme is aimed at people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and have an income of £22,000 a year or less or who are on benefits.
As of 1 July 2012 additional eligibility criteria will apply. 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.
Please call us on 01224 724 008 for more information or visit https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/what-we-do/our-products/sds-individual-learning-accounts/
Skills Development Scotland-Low Carbon Skills Fund
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a key long-term target for Scotland. Businesses will need to become more energy efficient, reduce resource use, and adopt sustainable practices and processes.
But we know they might need new skills and training for their workforce in order to do that. That’s where the Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) comes in.
£5,000 towards training
The LCSF enables small businesses from any sector to access training in low carbon methods. Up to £5,000 is available. We refund up to 50% of employee training costs, up to a maximum of £1,000 per employee.
Training might include:
- Energy efficiency measures
- Waste management and re-use
- Energy assessors or advisers
- Sustainable resource management
- Installing microgeneration products such as biomass boilers, groundsource heat pumps, or solar panels.
By covering part of the cost of training, the Low Carbon Skills Fund gives small businesses access to new skills that will be essential for moving to a low carbon economy.
From a survey of employers who’ve used the funding so far, 83% of respondents said they saw an increase in the skills and competencies of their staff.
For more information call Skills Development Scotland on 0800 783 6000 or visit http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/