Can I get funding for my Personal Licence?

In Scotland you can obtain ILA funding for your personal licence to sell alcohol full details can be found below.

Obtaining funding for your Scottish Licence qualification

ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. It’s for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get up to £500 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland.

There are two types of account available:

£200 accounts – If you are interested in learning something new or brushing up your skills. There is a wide range of courses available so why not have a look at our Course Search to get an idea of what’s available in your area.

The £200 account can be used to help you obtain your Scottish Personal Licence Qualification (SCPLH Level 5) Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. Once you have achieved this qualification you can then apply to your local Scottish Licensing Board to become a Personal Licence Holder. A Scottish Personal licence will allow the holder to work as a premises manager or supervisor with in the hospitality industry anywhere in Scotland.

£500 accounts – If you want to study a part-time higher education or professional qualification course such as a Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Degree. You must be studying 40 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) credits or more an academic year. To find out more click here.

You can only have one type of account open at any time so it’s important that you choose carefully. If you need any further information to help you decide on the right account for you just call ILA Scotland’s friendly helpline advisers on 01242 222 188

Once you have received your ILA funding you can then book your personal licence training course. We will normally require 10 working days to process your request and you will be required to bring your ILA token with you on the day of training or you can forward your ILA token to us. Please call us to discuss funded training courses.

Tel: 01242 222 188

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