The Individual Learning Account (ILA) Scotland is a simple way to get up to £500 a year towards the cost of learning something new. It's a Scottish Government scheme for people with an income of £22,000 a year or less or who are on benefits. The money is not a loan - so you don't have to pay any of it back.
To be eligible for funding you must be aged 16 or over, earn £22,000 a year or less and be an ordinary resident in Scotland.
There are two schemes available ILA Scotland £200 and ILA Scotland £500 funding.
ILA Scotland £200 Funding
Low income learners can use this type of funding to help cover the cost of many courses offered by Angus College.
ILA Scotland £500 Funding
The £500 scheme is specifically designed to help cover the cost of part-time higher education courses. You must be studying for 50% or more of the time needed to complete a full-time higher education course. Most of our HNC and HND courses are covered by this scheme.
How to apply for an account with ILA Scotland
You can request an application online at www.ilascotland.org.uk or, if you prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call free on 0808 100 1090 to request an Application Pack.
Once you have received your pack you should complete and return it as soon as you can along with the appropriate proof of earnings in the envelope provided.
If you have any queries regarding ILA Scotland funding please do not hesitate to contact Pauline on 01241 432722.