A training fund has been put in place by the Scottish Government to tackle the rise in unemployment in adults aged 25+ by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

These fully-funded courses are aimed at upskilling and enhancing the qualifications of individuals aged 25 or older. All training needs to be completed by 30 June 2022.

What training can I access?

The courses that D&A College are currently offering as part of the National Transition Training Fund:


  • City & Guilds 2382-18 18th Edition Full Course (Amendments) (18 hours, delivered 3 hours per week (17.30-20.30) for 6 weeks, course value £455)
    This course focuses on the IET’s 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, BS 7671: 2018, to ensure candidates have a sound working knowledge of the regulations.

Electric / Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance

  • Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities (2 days, course value £450)
    This course is for individuals who need to know the safety precautions to be taken when working on or near a high voltage hybrid, including automotive technicians and emergency services staff.
    Next start date: 26 May, 20 June
  • Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement (2 days, course value £450)
    This course is for individuals who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation and covers the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system.
    Next start dates: 12 May, 9 June


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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to pay towards any element of the training?

  • No.

What type of evidence do I need to submit to access the training?

  • Birth Certificate or other proof of age.
  • Redundancy letter.
  • Any other evidence that employment is at risk or have identified a skills gap e.g. letter from employer.
  • Evidence from Job Centre.

When do I need to access the training by?

  • All training needs to be completed by 30 June 2022.

Is there any funding for travel?

  • Not directly from the scheme but if you are unemployed you should raise this with the Job Centre.
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Are you eligible to apply?

You need to be 25 or over and

  • unemployed, at risk of redundancy or your job is under threat as a result of COVID-19 or the economic impact of EU Exit OR
  • have identified a skills gap in your current job or to return to employment OR
  • have identified a skills gap as part of the ‘Just Transition’ to net-zero.