We wouldn't want you to miss out if the cost of our courses is an issue! That's why we are always trying to find ways of helping you cover the cost of attending our courses. See below for current funding opportunities:
Get your £200 towards learning something new!
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.
As of the 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.
Learning something new could help you earn more money, get a better job or do something you really enjoy. If you want to get back into learning then ILA can help you with up to £200 towards a wide range of courses. You can study with any approved ILA learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training companies.
There’s plenty to choose from – so whether you want to learn something completely new, or brush up your skills to help you get on at work – why not get in touch and they can help find the right course for you.
And, as the money is not a loan, you don’t have to worry about paying it back.
Click here to visit the Skills Development Scotland website now to find out if you're eligible for funding with an ILA.
Historic Environment Scotland offer various training grants (details available on their website www.historic-scotland.gov.uk) including up to £1,000, as part of their 'Conservation Training Grants Scheme', towards the cost of courses for those involved in evaluating, specifying and undertaking works to building fabric to extend their knowledge and skills base.The aim being to raise technical standards in the conservation, repair and maintenance of traditional buildings in Scotland.
Funding is available for those within an area covered by a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which can go towards our traditional skills training courses. Details of the areas covered by CARS can be found on the Historic Environment Scotland website by clicking here. You will need to liaise directly with your local authority if you wish to access the available funding.
Funding for training is available for those living in an area that has been given a THI grant. To find out if there’s a project happening near you click here.
If more than 50% of your business is construction work, then technically you are ‘in scope’ with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and will be able to access grants towards attending relevant training courses including our own. Additional assistance from CITB Company Development Advisors will help you develop your company’s own training plan. Contact your local CITB office for more details. Please click here to visit their website.