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Personal Learning Accounts (PLA)

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 £29,534 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 29K 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?

  • Employed (including self-employed) and earning under the median income (£29,534), or
  • Furloughed workers, including anyone who has accessed or is accessing the UK Government’s Job Support Scheme, or
  • Workers on zero hours contracts, or
  • Agency staff, or
  • At risk of being made redundant, or
  • Employed individuals that have been 'financially' negatively impacted by the economy, for example where their anticipated annual salary this financial year will be less than £29,534 or the future of their employment is at risk due to working in a sector which is likely to see a negative impact going forward due to COVID-19 or the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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

Want to apply for a Personal Learning Account? Or still unsure if you'r eligible?

Fill out our expression of interest form today and one of our admissions officers will be in touch.

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