You’ve checked that you’re eligible and now you’re ready to apply for an SDS Individual Learning Account.
Remember, you need to set up your ILA before you sign up for a course. The funds can’t be used for courses that have already been booked.
It’s quick and easy to request an application pack online- however, if you are looking to renew an existing ILA, or if you’d prefer to speak to someone, call the ILA helpline on 0800 917 8000
When you receive your application pack, read through it carefully. Then complete the application forms and return them to us.
Once your ILA is set up, we’ll send you a welcome pack to tell you how to use it. You’ll also receive your ILA number, which you’ll need to book your course.
Here’s how it works:
This is the process you’ll go through each time you use funds from your ILA.
You can request a translation of our application pack and welcome pack in audio CD format, Braille, large-print format or the following languages:
If you have a disability or any special requirements and would like additional help, please contact the ILA helpline on 0800 917 8000.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Due to data protection we are unable to answer account related queries by email. If you have a question relating to your account balance, learner year end or status of your application please call the helpline.
We have a Textphone (for customers who are deaf): 0141 573 4883.
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