SDS Individual Training Account (ITA)

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

Use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Applications for ITAs are currently open with SDS until 28th February 2022 or until they accept up to 28,000 applications, whichever comes first. If you’re interested, you should apply today.

Are you eligible?

ITAs are available to those who are:

  • 16 or over
  • Not in Education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed and earning less than £22000 per year
  • Resident in Scotland

If you meet the criteria you could receive up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year

After you apply

If your ITA application is successful, SDS will send you a confirmation email with details of what you need to do next.

You must then book onto a course within four weeks of receiving your confirmation email.

To book a place, you’ll need to prove your income. Your confirmation email will list a note of the documents accepted as proof.#

If your ITA-approved training course costs over £200, SDS will pay up to £200 towards the cost using your ITA; You’ll need to pay any outstanding balance for your course to us.