Individual Training Accounts (ITA)
Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) have replaced what were previously Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs).
The scheme means that 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
- Resident in Scotland
The aim of the scheme is to improve employability prospects in a way that leads to a recognised qualification. The scheme was refocused to better meet the demands of the job market, and will aim to better support employers to develop their workforce and address any skills gaps.
New applicants are encouraged to apply as there are a limited number available.
Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI)
The Scottish Government's Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) is designed to encourage businesses to recruit by offering a cash incentive. Employer Recruitment Incentive payments of up to £1,500 are available to employers who recruit a targeted young person (TYP) as a Modern Apprentice or into employment of 15 hours or more per week.
Adopt an Apprentice
Adopt an Apprentice is a scheme which helps Modern Apprentices continue with their training in a new workplace after being made redundant by another employer. Not only will your business benefit from a skilled trainee, but you could also receive a £2,000 incentive to help cover wage and recruitment costs. Please note that if the Modern Apprentice has been made redundant from the Oil & Gas sector, the incentive available has now increased to £5,000.
Part-time Fee Grant
The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) provides financial support towards the cost of tuition fees on Higher Education courses.
Our Skillsforce offers skills support, advice and help for employers through Skills Development Scotland. It provides employers with help relating to staff training, funding, recruitment and Modern Apprenticeships.
The online, helpline and face-to-face service includes free consultancy, HR support and access to funding.
For more information please visit: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/for-employers