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A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from Welsh Government that has been introduced to address two growing issues; the barriers preventing learning in adulthood and the rising skill shortages currently facing priority sectors.

A Personal Learning Account could provide you with the opportunity to develop your career or move to a sector that can offer you the chance to develop and progress, while also providing a route out of in-work poverty and underemployment.

Why a PLA?

  • Fully funded, flexible, part-time training and qualifications
  • Progress in your career
  • Change employment sector
  • Improve your employment prospects by retaining your role or securing improved employment

Eligibility

Aged 19+
Earning under £29,534 PA
Currently working for agency or on Zero hour contracts
At risk of redundancy

Courses

Due to Welsh Government funding being directed towards regional priorities and skills shortages, Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion are now only accepting PLA (Personal Learning Account) and ELA (Employer Learning Account) applications for the courses at the link below

Dementia Awareness Training, delivered by TLC for Coleg Sir Gar

"....the training will have a long term effect on those who took the course as we all learned a lot about Dementia and we can all now understand this disease a lot better, along with being more aware of the signs and symptoms that dementia presents. It will also help all carers to provide better person centered care for our service users."

Paul Watts, Care Team Leader. CDA Care, Swansea

South West and Mid-Wales Regional Priority Areas

  • Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital and Technology
  • Financial and Professional
  • Food and Landbased
  • Health, Social and Childcare
  • Hospitality, Retail, Leisure and Tourism