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ILA Scotland: how does it work?. What is an ILA?. a ‘virtual’ account which provides a learner funding entitlement (up to £200 a year) to cover (part) payment of tuition fees learner makes a (minimum) personal contribution. What is an ILA?.

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What is an ila
What is an ILA?

  • a ‘virtual’ account

  • which provides a learner funding entitlement (up to £200 a year)

  • to cover (part) payment of tuition fees

  • learner makes a (minimum) personal contribution


What is an ila1
What is an ILA?

  • account holder chooses course and learning provider (wide range of both)

  • payment is made by ILA Scotland to approved learning providers

  • learner entitlement is renewed each year (if learner is still eligible)


Who is eligible ila200
Who is eligible (ILA200)?

  • Age 18+

  • Residence ‘ordinarily resident in Scotland’

  • Income on specified benefits

    £18,000 income threshold

    (individual annual earned income)

  • ILA200 can be used to fund a very wide range of courses – no requirement that courses must lead to qualifications


Who is eligible ila100
Who is eligible (ILA100)?

  • Age 18+

  • Residence ‘ordinarily resident in Scotland’

  • No income limit

    BUT

  • ILA100 can only be used for specified courses, more restricted that ILA200 – must lead to qualifications

  • also limited to basic level skills/qualifications


What courses are funded
What courses are funded?

Eligible learning excludes:

  • full-time higher education and advanced professional qualifications

  • learning related to statutory requirements eg. health and safety (should be employer funded)

  • ‘work-related’ training eg. training for core duties (should be employer funded)


What courses are funded1
What courses are funded?

Eligible learning excludes:

  • adult literacy and numeracy courses (already funded in full by local authorities)

  • driving lessons (standard, not heavy goods)

  • leisure or sports activities which do not lead to a recognised qualification


What providers can participate
What providers can participate?

  • Wide range of learning providers, to offer flexibility and encourage learner choice

  • Colleges, universities, community and voluntary learning centres, private training providers

  • All must hold accredited standards and be formally approved by ILA Scotland

  • Currently there are 300 approved learning providers