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The Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a Welsh Government programme which allows eligible individuals to access fully funded courses and professional qualifications.

Designed to be flexible to work around business and employment needs, the goal is to upskill the workforce in areas identified as needed regionally.

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


If you're aged 19 or over, live in Wales and any of the following apply to you, then you may be eligible:

  • Earning under £29,534 per annum;
  • Working on a zero-hour contract;
  • Are working for an agency.


You cannot get a PLA if you do not fall into one of these criteria, if you are in full-time education, an apprenticeship programme or currently unemployed. You can still contact us for advice on what other funding is available on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See below for courses on offer at CSG/CCe and also for some great case studies so far.

Prince 2 Project Management at Coleg Sir Gar

"I was able to access and complete a project management course through the PLA at Coleg Sir Gar and I genuinely couldn't be happier with the experience and results. The qualification was vital for taking a step up in my career and last month I secured a new role with the UK Civil Service. The knowledge I gained allows me to be at the forefront of project management and definitely gave me an edge during the recruitment process. The PLA team at Coleg Sir Gar were helpful and supportive throughout my learning journey and allowed me to personalise the learning experience with the third party course provider. Overall, I am ecstatic with the results and my new job, and I thoroughly recommend Coleg Sir Gar for anyone looking to either improve their career prospects."

Jenn D - Prince 2 Project Management

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