RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Sailing and PowerBoat Courses in Scotland from ScotSail

ScotSail are Specialists in RYA Day Skipper Practical and Competent Crew Courses Scotland

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ILA Scotland is a simple way to get up to £200 per year towards the cost of learning something new.  It is a Scottish Government Scheme for people who are normally resident in Scotland, aged 16 or over, with an income of £22,000 a year or less (or who are on benefits).

The money is not a loan - so you don't have to pay any of it back and it can be used towards many different types of courses including many of the nationally recognised RYA Training Courses on offer at ScotSail.

Who Takes Our Courses, and Who is ILA Aimed at?

Armed Forces Services-Leavers
Oil & Gas Industry Partners
Police, Fire & Ambulance
Commercial Marine/Freight Industry
Trainee Instructors
Marine-Tourism Organisations
Commercial Divers
Anyone over 16, normally resident in Scotland and earning less than £22k per year.


We have trained all of the above, and invite course enrolement

applications from industry and individuals upskilling for work.

What Courses Are Currently Approved? (Updated: Sept 2012)

RYA/MCA VHF Radio Licence
RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Navigation
RYA Day Skipper ShorebasedTheory Navigation
RYA Radar Course


Who Is Eligible for a £200 Per Year ILA Voucher?

Aged Over 16 Years?
Earn £22,000 Per Year Or Less?
Scottish Resident?
Not In Education, Do Not Have a Degree & Not Taking Part In A National Training Programme?

Click Here To Read Full Eligibility Criteria >

There are two types of ILA account available. The £200 account is relevant for anyone interested in funding for RYA Nationally Recognised Training Courses & Certification.


Some examples also show how you will benefit from a £40.00 Government VAT Saving that we pass on to you, as we do not pay any VAT on Grant Monies received through ILA.  


Whether you are considering a RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course or are a budding Instructor, contact us for more information.

ILA Scotland Support is available for those taking our certificated training courses in order to upskill, work towards a Commerical Endorsement, for Instructor Training or to gain more qualifications and skills.

We cannot accept ILA Vouchers as payment towards any of our Learn-to-Sail Leisure Holidays or Gift Vouchers.

Whatever course you decide on, make sure that you have applied for your learner account and that you have received your account number before booking a course as you cannot use your funds to pay for a course that you have already booked.

Click Here to go to direct the ILA Online Application Form.




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