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Individual Training Accounts FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The ITA scheme closed on 20 July at 5pm. 

ITAs closed to new applications as SDS was able to accept 6,000 applications this year and we experienced high demand and have now reached this limit. 

6,000 applications are available in this financial year.

Those who have already applied and received a confirmation email that their funding application has been approved must book onto a course within four weeks of receiving this email. If they do not book onto a course within four weeks of receiving confirmation, their funding application will no longer be valid. 

The Operational Rules can be viewed in full here.

At present we do not anticipate the scheme re-opening.

In a difficult fiscal context for Scottish Government and its agencies, hard decisions have had to be made to prioritise spending. However, the ITA offer has been preserved, and has continued this year albeit with a reduced level of support.

For further queries, please contact, or call the SDS contact centre on 0800 917 8000 for support.