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Individual Training Accounts (ITA) are presently live unless funding runs out.  

Is an Individual Training Account right for me? 

You could receive up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year. ITA funding could be right for you if you're: 

  • 16 or over, not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed in a low-income job and looking to progress in your career (less than £22,000 PA)
  • Resident in Scotland

You can search for ITA courses and apply online. You’ll need a valid email address and your National Insurance number to hand. 

Once you've applied for funding, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to book your course. To book a place, you’ll need to prove your income. Details of the documents you can use will be in your confirmation email. 

You'll have eight weeks from the time your application is successful to make a booking. 

Courses costing more than £200

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) pay up to £200 towards the cost of your ITA approved training course. You’ll pay any outstanding balance direct to the training provider. 


Skills Development Scotland want to make sure ITA is accessible to all learners. 

If you have a special requirement or a disability and would like some additional help, please contact their helpline on 0800 917 8000. There is a Textphone service for customers who are deaf: 0141 573 4883.

You can also email

Forces personnel

Under the temporary non-resident arrangements, forces personnel are treated as being resident at the establishment where they are based. If they are ordinarily resident* in Scotland but are serving overseas, they would be eligible.

*Ordinarily resident means that you live in Scotland year after year by choice, apart from temporary or occasional absences such as holidays or business trips. Living here totally or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education may not count as being ordinarily resident. If you are not a UK national, you must be settled in Scotland (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) immediately before the date on which you made your application.

To apply for your ITA account click here

F1 Training Services UK Ltd current courses that are eligible for ITA funding are as follows:

  • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
  • REHIS Elementary Health & Safety
  • CSCS Training - Training, CITB Test & Green Labourers Card
  • Workplace Health & Safety Training 
  • L&D 9DI Assessor Award
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training 
  • Stepladder to Employment
  • Introduction to Care
  • Safety & Hygiene in Care
  • SIA Door Supervisor
  • SIA Security Officer
  • SIA CCTV Operator
  • Level 3 Conflict Management
  • Level 3 Physical Intervention
  • SIA Instructor Training
  • Personal License Holder Course
  • Hospitality License Course 

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices, Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60, Edinburgh 0131 610 9112 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

Alternatively, you can send an email to or