Funding your training

Funding your courseWorkbased qualifications are usually paid for by employers, although employees may be required to pay a contribution towards this. Individuals can also fund their own qualifications without any contribution from their employer. See the options below for sources of funding for individuals and organisations.

Funding your qualification yourself

If your employer is not funding your qualification, we may offer you the option of paying for it by instalments by direct debit
Funding your qualification yourself

If your employer is not funding your qualification, we may offer you the option of paying for it by instalments by direct debit. If this applies to you, please discuss with ARC Scotland at the time of applying.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) funding

We are approved to accept part time fee grants from SAAS towards the cost of some qualifications
Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) funding

We are approved to accept part time fee grants from SAAS towards the cost of some qualifications.

The amount awarded depends on the credit value of the qualification (see the Scottish Qualification Credit Framework for details) and the candidate has to meet eligibility requirements.

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Government Funding for Voluntary Sector Organisations

The Scottish Government provides around £950k for Voluntary Sector Development Funding to support voluntary sector organisations
Government Funding for Voluntary Sector Organisations

The Scottish Government has confirmed that around £950k will be provided for Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) to support voluntary sector organisations, registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide social services.

For more information about eligible categories of workers, deadlines and the application forms and guidance, please see the SSSC website – Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2014-15

This year, funding will also be made available to support suitable workers in eligible categories through an assessors award.  This is an effective way of maximising funding and meeting staff devleopment needs.

To find out how ARC Scotland could support you to train and develop workers to be workplace assessors, please contact us.

Individual Training Accounts

ARC Scotland is an approved ITA Training Centre
Individual Training Accounts

Skills Development Scotland

Individual Training Accounts

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers.

To find out more or to apply, visit my worldofwork.co.uk