Continuing to develop your skills throughout your life can help you progress in your chosen career or switch direction.

Skills Development Scotland - (Opens in a new window) offers advice to help you develop existing skills or learn new ones. This includes options to fund your learning, particularly if you are unemployed or on a low income.

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get up to £500 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland - (Opens in a new window).

For listings of specific courses at local learning centres, colleges, universities or private training providers, go to learndirect scotland - (Opens in a new window).