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Take advantage of our FREE and FLEXIBLE courses across a range of key sector areas.

If you’re over 19, in a job earning less than £26,000 a year and want to take the next step to a great career, a Personal Learning Account could be just what you’re looking for.

What is a personal learning account?

Personal Learning Accounts provide a flexible and fully funded learning entitlement model to support employed individuals earning under 26K as well as those on furlough or who’s jobs are at risk, gain the right skills to either change careers or progress in employment at a higher level. The courses are specifically designed to address vocational training in sectors where there is a skills shortage to ensure the future needs of the economy are met

Who is eligible?

  • Aged 19+ and earning under £26,000 PA
  • Those on zero hour contracts or agency staff
  • Those negatively impacted by COVID (Furloughed staff (with any salary) and those at risk of redundancy

How will a PLA benefit me?

  • Improve prospects - giving you the skills to retain or secure a job
  • Help you to progress to the next stage of your career
  • Help you gain the skills you need to support a career change

What courses are available for me?

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Digital and Enabling Technologies

Financial, Legal and Professional Services

HFE - Education, Health, Social Care and Childcare

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care - Core
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care - Practice (Adults)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care - Practice (Adults)
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Level 3 Food Safety

HFE - Hospitality, Retail and Tourism


Sector Wide

  • E-learning COSHH Risk Assessment
  • E-learning Dementia Awareness
  • E-learning Food Safety Awareness
  • E-learning Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • E-learning Manual Handling Safety at Work
  • E-learning Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
  • E-learning Prevention and Control of Infection
  • E-learning Principles of Internet Safety
  • Agored Cymru Entry Level Award in Welsh as a Second Language: Using Welsh in the Workplace - Reception Skills

To register your interest to study a PLA, please complete the form here

For more information or to speak to someone about the courses, please contact:

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