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Funding for Learners


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Most publicly-funded ESOL courses (i.e. those provided by colleges, universities, community-based providers and voluntary organisations) are free to the learner.


In some circumstances, though, you may have to pay some, or all, of the course fee. You should check with your ESOL provider whether you will have to pay any fee before you sign up for the course.


If a fee is payable, ILA Scotland may be able to help pay for the cost of ESOL learning.


To find out more about eligibility criteria currently used in Scotland for access to funding for learning please see the following guides to learner funding:


You can also contact My World of Work for information and advice on course provision and funding. My World of Work is Skills Development Scotland's web service that offers individuals a mix of tools, features and up-to-the minute job information.

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