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ILA Scotland Funding

ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that provides you with a £200 grant for training.

It’s a great way to learn new skills and because the money isn’t a loan, you don’t need to worry about paying it back.

ILA or Individual Learning Account is a £200 grant that can be used towards the cost of your forklift operator or instructor training.

To be eligible, you must satisfy a number of conditions are you:

  • Aged 16 or over?
  • On benefits or do you earn less than £22,000 per annum?
  • Resident in Scotland?

If your ILA forklift application has been approved, ILA Scotland will send you notification of your ILA account number.

Once they issue your ILA account number, you can book our ILA forklift training course.

As soon as your course is booked, ILA Scotland will send you a token.

This token is all you require to pay for the forklift course you want. We will provisionally book a forklift course at the time of booking as tokens are issued very quickly.

Your ILA token can be used to fund an evening or weekend forklift refresher course.

You must bring your token with you on the day of the course, as we can’t deliver any forklift training without it.

For some courses you may be required to contribute towards the cost, we will advise you of this at the time of booking.

The ILA token is available every 12 months so you can come back every year and learn to operate other forklift trucks.

You can apply at www.myworldofwork.co.uk or phone an advisor on 0800 917 8000.

Funding may also be available through your local Job Centre. Contact your personal adviser to see if help is available through Flexible Support Funds or Adviser Discretion Funds.

ILA funding is NOT available if you:

  • Hold a UK degree or postgraduate qualification or overseas equivalent.
  • Participate on a secondary, further, or higher education course.
  • Participate on a Skills Development Scotland National Training Programme (NTP).