Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are available for people who are;

  • 16 years or over

  • Living in Scotland

  • In low paid work or currently unemployed and looking for work

  • Not involved in any other SDS programme or higher education


Your income must be less than £22,000 a year or be receiving certain benefits in order for you to be eligible to receive costs towards your training.


Skills Development Scotland (SDS) shall pay the price charged for each Training Episode.


Funding is only available under the ITA Scheme for one Training Episode in each Account Holder’s Year for each Training Account Holder.


All bookings, confirmations or cancellations of any Training Episode must be conducted via the Online ITA System.


The training programmes that First Steps offer that are eligible for ITA funding are:

  • Health & Safety in a construction environment – Level 1

  • Health, Safety & Environment test for Operatives (CSCS test)


Both of which are a requirement to gain your CSCS labourer card.



All applications can be made directly through my world of work. Please click on the ‘my world of work’ logo to register and apply for ITA funding.