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PLA Funding | Personal Learning Account

Welsh Assembly Government funded training courses for learners looking to rewrite their careers

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If you are over 19 and living in Wales, in employment and earning under £29,534, been furloughed or your job is at risk you may be eligible for a Personal Learning Account.

What is PLA Funding?

A Personal Learning Account will allow you to study part-time around your existing responsibilities.  It will enable you to obtain the skills and qualifications you need to change your career or progress in your current job. Your study will take place through a college in Wales either online or face to face or a combination of them both.

Personal Learning Accounts provide flexible courses and qualifications, which are fully funded by the Welsh Government.

You’ll be able to get new skills and qualifications that local employers need to help you progress your current career or change it altogether. 

Did You know

If have have been made redundant or unemployed in the past 12 months, you can also access fully funded courses using the Welsh Governments ReAct training programme.

Who is eligible?

Support under the Personal Learning Account (PLA) scheme is available for individuals who:

  • Live in Wales
  • Want to gain skills/qualifications in priority sectors
  • Be 19 years old or over

In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be employed (including self-employed) earning under the median income (£29,534), or
  • A furloughed worker, or 
  • A worker on a zero hour contract, or
  • Agency staff, or
  • At risk of being made redundant, or
  • Employed and been negatively impacted by the economy, for example the hospitality industry

How do I apply?

Contact us and we will put you in contact with one of our PLA 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 help arrange the funding for you and be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. 

Contact Us

Speak to one of our PLA funding training advisers today. Contact us by phone, webchat or email to arrange an appointment.

What courses can I do?

There are a large number of training courses available under the Personal Learning Account (PLA) training programme, from a range of specialist training providers. 

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:

1) Agile Project Management

2) PRINCE2 Project Management

3) Introduction To Social Media

4) Advanced Social Media

5) Microsoft Office 365 End User

6) Microsoft Office 365 Administrators 

Did You know

For some of our PLA funded courses we offer discounted training bundles, allowing you to complete multiple courses and maximise your training grant. Please speak to one of our team members to find out about our latest training offers. 

Have a question about PLA funded training courses? Speak to one of our learning advisers today.

How can I attend my courses?

Our priority is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for all our delegates and to ensure nothing stands in your way of your developing your career. As a result we offer a range of flexible training options, allowing you to pick your preferred learning method.

Classroom Training

Our classroom training courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses come with the IT and physical equipment you need and take place at one of our learning venues.

All classroom courses currently have additional safety procedures in place, such as reduced delegate capacity, hand-sanitising stations, staggered start and finish times and one-way systems (where available) to ensure our learning environments remain safe and provide the same high-quality learning experience for you.

Virtual-Live Training

Our virtual training courses allow you to access live training from the same expert instructors that deliver our face-to-face courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual-live courses follow the exact same format as our classroom courses and learners will be able to interact in real-time with our trainers and other course delegates. 

Did You know

We limit the number of delegates that attend our classroom and virtual courses to ensure you receive a focused and personalised training experience.

"The training received was professional, detailed, logical and very practical, an enjoyable, productive and beneficial experience. The trainers were very attentive, supportive and fully understood their respective subjects and how to deliver the training in a coherent, informative and successful manner. They will be my first choice for future training needs."

TOD | PLA Learner

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All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT. All course bookings are subject to availability.