The Individual Training Account scheme opened on 1 July and will remain open to new applications until 28 February 2021.  

This scheme will accept up to 28,000 new applications during this period.  

All registered training providers will have received an email from SDS containing details of this phase of the scheme. 

Individuals can search for courses and apply for funding at  

Read our FAQs here

What are Individual Training Accounts? 

Individual Training Accounts offer targeted funding which focuses funds on those actively seeking employment and those who are currently in low paid work and looking to progress.

The scheme was designed with the Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy in mind and aims to support employability and better contribute to the economy.

Attendance Register

An ITA Attendance Register must be completed for all ITA participants. Completion of this register is mandatory and will form part of the Skills Development Scotland (SDS), ITA compliance checks. The register can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact

Training Provider Registration

The SDS ITA Training Provider Registration window is now closed. If you wish to be notified by email of when the next registration window will be, please email Details can then be emailed to you when they are available.

Using the Course Management Tool

Our Course Management Tool (CMT) allows registered training providers to upload their ITA approved courses online – you don’t need to download any software and courses appear immediately on My World of Work.

FIPS Registration

Registered training providers use the SDS Finance and Information Processing System (FIPS) to assign learners to courses and to claim funding for those learners.

ITA applications are processed through FIPS and SDS have responsibility for payments to providers.

Since 1 November 2017, training providers across all programmes have been required to pay for the FIPS licenses.  When approved as an ITA provider, further information will be available on this payment.

Find out more about the ITA processes that take place on FIPS

Register a participant on FIPS - How to process learners’ ITA applications, verify their proof of income and book them onto your courses using FIPS.

Cancelling ITA assignments on FIPS - How to cancel learners’ bookings individually and in bulk using FIPS.

Making and managing claims for ITA funding on FIPS - How to raise claims for payment on FIPS, plus how to view and amend claims you have previously raised.

FIPS login guidance - Detailed instructions on logging in to FIPS.

Finding and understanding information on FIPS - Further information on the meanings of different statuses on FIPS and how to use some of its more advanced functionality.

Video Guides

Creating a custom viewHow to create a custom view for your assignments

Introduction to FIPS & Sign OnAn introduction to the Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS) the benefits of the new system and how to log on.

 Get in touch

If you’ve got a question about Individual Training Accounts please consult the training documents above. If you need further assistance please complete the FIPS support form.