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Additional Support

There are a number of initiatives to help both individuals and employers which are not specifically focused on digital skills and the tech sector. Visit the links below to find out more. 

Free Courses

A library of free online courses to enhance your skills.

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course, and because it's not a loan, you don't even have to pay it back. 

Youth Guarantee

This guarantee by Scottish government will give everyone aged between 16 and 24 the opportunity to work, train or study. 

National Transition Training Fund

If you're aged 25 and over and are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant (from the 1st March 2020) you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

PACE

Free and confidential advice for employers and employees facing redundancy.

Employability Fund

Flexible funding to give people the skills they need that are in demand.

Kickstart Scheme

A new scheme which lets businesses in Scotland give unemployed young people an opportunity to work in government subsided job.

Job Support Scheme

Claim towards the cost of an employee’s wages for the hours they’ve not worked due to Covid-19.

Job Retention Bonus

A £1000 one-off payment available to businesses for each employee that was furloughed, but kept on until 31 January 2021.

Digital Start Fund

This fund has been created to help people on lower incomes gain skills in data analysis, software development and cyber security.