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Training Services - Funding

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Individual Training Accounts

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA)
You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.
Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
For further information please visit:

Flexible Training Opportunities

Open to Scottish businesses with up to 150 employees, or those classed as self-employed or sole traders, giving them the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs. Funding is available for up to 10 employees per business and the money is not a loan so there’s no need to pay it back.

They will refund up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500 for each employee. For more information on how to apply for the funding visit the Skills Development Scotland website.


Funding in support of training and skills development for farming business in Scotland is now offered through the Scottish Rural Development Plan (SRDP) and Land Management Contracts (LMCs). Such support is normally restricted to business principals and their immediate families and employees.

Assistance in determining how you may best secure and utilise this support may be obtained from your local SRUC Advisory Office.

Ayr Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Ayr Riverside Campus, University Avenue, KA8 0SX

Telephone: 01292 525355


Barony Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE

Telephone: 01292 525355


Aberdeen Campus

Anne-Marie Duncan

Address: SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711126


Elmwood Campus

Liz Rioch

Address: SRUC Elmwood Campus, Carslogie Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB

Telephone: 01334 658842


Oatridge Campus

Samantha Bain

Address: SRUC Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH

Telephone: 01506 864807


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