Scottish Gymnastics have partnered with sportscotland and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) who offer eligible coaches additional funding towards the costs of courses.  Together, we recognise the importance of accessible and affordable courses being available to coaches who are involved in Gymnastics.

Applications must be submitted separately via each organisations website -
•   sportscotland who offer UKCC Funding (Level 1 and 2 ONLY - Level 3 applications will be automatically rejected).  Applications must be submitted AT LEAST 4 weeks before the start of the course otherwise it will be automatically rejected
•   Skills Development Scotland who offer ITA Funding (currently closed for applications - will reopen in April 2019)

Scottish Gymnastics candidates can apply to either sportscotland, Skills Development Scotland or both based on their eligibility. 
The table below will break down the total costs of courses to eligible candidates.


Applicants must be eligible to receive either one or both of these sources of funding.
Check if you are eligible to apply for UKCC funding, ITA funding or both here.

Please note: 
•   sportscotland and SDS are two different organisations who offer these funding opportunities

•   At present, there is no subsidy funding available for our Level 3+ courses with sportscotland - any applications will be automatically rejected

•   Funding towards Level 3 courses is available through Skills Development Scotland - ITA Funding

Candidates must book onto a course prior to applying for funding and full payment will be required at this time.  Any subsidy awarded will be refunded upon receipt of confirmation of award from sportscotland and Skills Development Scotland.

sportscotland - UKCC Subsidy

How to Apply

Coaches can apply for funding using sportscotland’s online application portal. You will first need to register your details here before logging onto the system.

Once registered, you can visit the sportscotland website that will direct you to the login portals. 

Please note, it is extremely important that you meet the eligibility criteria.  Please read our eligibility document carefully.  If you do not meet the requirements, your application will be rejected and may mean you are too late to reapply.

Should you have any questions about the UKCC funding then please contact or if your query is of a technical nature regarding the online portal, please contact

Skills Development Scotland - ITA Funding Previously known as ILA

As of 10 December 2018, no further applications are being accepted for the current financial year (further information can be found here). Subject to funding, the scheme will re-open for applications in April 2019

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.  You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme. 

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work.  There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers.

To find out more click here. ​

To search for an ITA course that's right for you click here.

​Courses must be booked upfront before applying for funding. 
Eligable learners will recieve funding once their attendance has been confirmed after the first day of their course.

If you have any questions, please contact .