Individual Training Accounts To Reopen in July

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Individual Training Account (ITA) scheme will reopen on 1 July 2020.

ITAs are designed to help individuals build the skills they need for a job, or to get training to help take their career to the next level.  

Individuals who are unemployed or earn £22,000 or under, including furloughed workers, can access training in a number of curriculum areas to improve prospects of gaining employment or progressing in employment. 

Successful applicants can receive up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an ITA.  

Up to 14,000 ITA applications will be accepted in this phase. The scheme will be placed on hold when this target is met or by 31 October, whichever comes first.  

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this phase of ITAs will be focused on sectors likely to have skills gaps and/or job openings.  These sectors have been identified by Scottish Government based on current economic data and labour market information and will be subject to ongoing review.    

Individuals will be able to apply for an ITA through My World of Work from 1 July 2020. Once an application has been approved, individuals have four weeks in which to book onto a course.  

Individuals interested in finding out more should visit My World of Work from 1 July. 

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