ILA 200 - Important changes
Changes to the ILA 200 scheme have recently been announced which may affect some OU students.
From July 2012 the following students will no longer be able to benefit from the ILA 200 scheme:
Students who already hold a degree of a UK university (or overseas equivalent)
Students who are also studying elsewhwere at Secondary, Further or Higher Education level, either part-time or full-time. This includes YASS students and students studying for HNCs who are also studying OU modules to top up their HNC.
Students who are on the modern apprenticeship scheme
The changes come into affect from the start of July so if you are planning using ILA 200 in the coming year you need to apply (or renew your account) NOW. The ILA people have advised that applications that arrive in their office by the 29th June will be assessed under the old criteria but any applications received after that date will be assessed under the new criteria.
You can find further information on ILA 200 on the website at
although be aware that it has not yet been updated to take into account the above information.