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Personal Learning Accounts (PLA)

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

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 £30,596 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 30K 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?

  1. Individuals must:
  • Reside in Wales
  • Want to gain skills/qualifications in priority sectors
  • Be aged 19 years old or over
  1. In addition, Individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Employed (including self-employed) and earning under the median income (£30,596 ), or
  • Workers on zero hours contracts, or
  • Agency staff, or
  • Offenders on day release
  • In addition, full-time carers (paid or non-paid) may be offered PLA funded provision where there is capacity on existing courses (i.e. infill).

 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're eligible?

Please submit an expression of interest HERE.

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