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Access Funding


Please note the Access funding programme has now been replaced by the ReAct+ Funding


If you are unemployed and live within the South Wales Valleys, you could be entitled to Access funding to retrain or update your skills and improve your employment opportunities. Your next employer could also get funding towards your wages and further training.

What is Access Funding?

Access provides vocational training grants (funded by the Welsh Government) to help you update your skills and improve your employment opportunities.

You could receive:

  • A vocational training grant of up to £1,500 to help you update your skills to return to work;
  • Up to £200 of extra support to help remove barriers to vocational training such as childcare or transport costs.

Did you know you are able to split the funding between multiple courses/qualifications (up to a maximum of £1500.00) and it can even help towards the costs of travelling to the courses, overnight accommodation (where appropriate), childcare and extra support.


Who is eligible?

Support under the Access scheme is available for individuals who:

1) Live in the South Wales Valleys area (within the council authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea or Torfaen)

2) Are aged 18 or over (and you are not eligible for any other programmes such as ReAct, including European Social Fund programmes)

3) Have been unemployed for 24 months or less and are registered with Jobcentre Plus

4) Do not have very much current, relevant and transferable work experience

5) Have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment as a result of engaging with the Programme (within 6 months)

What courses can I do?

There are a large number of training courses available under the Access training programme, from a range of specialist training providers. Your Working Wales / Careers Wales adviser will be able to help point you in the right direction to find a suitable course and training provider for your learning requirements.

At NILC, we specialise in IT and Project Management and offer over 500 courses and certifications. A few examples of the skills and qualifications we can help you with are:

Project Management
Office Applications
Microsoft Office
Business Skills

Title

Value

Fully Funded

Agile Project Management Foundation

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

PRINCE2 Foundation

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Scrum Master

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Title

Value

Fully Funded

Sage 50 Accounts Levels 1-4

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Sage Payroll Levels 1-3

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Introduction To Bookkeeping

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

ICDL Level 1 Award

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

ICDL Level 2 Extra

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Adobe PhotoShop

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Adobe InDesign

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Adobe Illustrator

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Title

Value

Fully Funded

Microsoft Excel (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft Word (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft PowerPoint (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom, Online

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft Outlook (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft Teams

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Micrsooft Project (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft Visio (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Microsoft Office 365

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Title

Value

Fully Funded

Social Media (all levels)

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Facebook for Business

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

LinkedIn for Business

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Instagram for Business

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Instagram for Business

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Creating Wordpress Websites

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

Managing Wordpress Websites

Virtual, Classroom

Eligible for ReAct+

Fully Funded

How do I apply?

Contact us and we will put you in contact with one of our Access funding training advisers to discuss your preferred courses in greater detail and outline your next steps. If you are then happy to proceed, we will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have throughout the whole application process.


Did you know for some of our Access funded courses we offer discounted training bundles, allowing you to complete multiple courses and maximise your £1500.00 training grant. Please speak to one of our team members to find out about our latest training offers.


 

Have a question about Access funding? Get in contact with us. We're here to help.

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