Under the terms of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill, ILAs were presented as a strategy to promote lifelong learning. Introduced in October 2000, they were designed to encourage people to invest in their own learning and development by registering through a card membership scheme. Account holders would receive a grant to encourage them to undertake a range of learning opportunities such as basic information technology skills, numeracy and communication, Standard and Higher grades, vocational qualifications, and part‐time higher education. The accounts were discontinued in December 2001.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2002/10/15482/11111 An evaluation of ILAs undertaken in June 2002.