136 Computing, Edinburgh, Glasgow

ILA frequently asked questions

ILA funding, Computer training, One36 Computing, Edinburgh

What is ILA funding?

ILA stands for Individual Learning Account.  This is a Scottish Government grant scheme available throughout Scotland, as part of Skills Development Scotland, to enhance adult learning opportunities.

Am I eligible for ILA funding?

In order to qualify for £200 of funding you must be over 16 years of age and living in Scotland.  You much have salary or pension income of less than £22,000 a year or be in receipt of benefits.  In addition to these criteria you will not be eligible for funding if you hold a UK degree or overseas equivalent, nor if you are in full-time education.

How do I apply for ILA funding?

Contact ILA Scotland free on 0800 917 8000 or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk  to request your application pack. You must then complete the application form and return it to Skills Development Scotland.

What will I receive from Skills Development Scotland?

Once your application has been processed Skills Development Scotland will send you a welcome pack with your Account Number.

What do I do with my ILA Account Number?

You can either bring your number in to One36 Computing or telephone the office (0131 466 7748) to give us your Account Number. We will then process your number and you will receive confirmation of the booking from Skills Development Scotland along with a “Learning Token” (see below for more details).

What does the funding entitle me to?

You will receive £200 off the cost of the training. This can either be:

  • 1-1 tuition taking place at your home, office or at our Training Centre in Edinburgh (we recommend this is taken in 1½  hour long sessions, approximately one week apart)
  • Self-study

How much will it cost me?

It's FREE!  If you qualify for the ILA grant funding and the course you wish to take at One36 Computing is £200 or less, there is nothing for you to pay.  Please check the exact cost at the time of booking as the actual personal contribution will depend on the cost of the particular course you wish to do and how much funding you have available.

What is a Learning Token?

At the bottom of the confirmation letter received from Skills Development Scotland there will be a tear off portion entitled “Learning Token”. This is effectively a voucher which must be handed to One36 Computing prior to its Expiry Date. Please note the onus is on you to get the voucher to us before it expires. Please remember to sign and date the Learning Token.

What if I need to cancel my lesson?

If you need to cancel your training session we would appreciate as much notice as possible. If you cancel your 1-1 training session within 2 working days of your appointment unfortunately that training session will be lost.

What do I do at the start of the course?

If you have not already done so, you will need to hand the trainer your ILA Learning Token along with your personal contribution (if applicable). This is payable by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card.

How long do I have to use my ILA Scotland Funding?

You are given 12 months from the date of issue of your Account Number in which to use your ILA funding. You will be sent a statement at the time detailing how much you have available and when your personal year runs from and to. Please note that One36 Computing is not given access to this information and it is up to you to inform us if you wish us to process more funding before your personal year expires.

Will I be entitled to more funding?

The funding can be renewed annually. One36 Computing will write out to you a year after your training course started to ask if you want to apply for further funding.