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Rewrite your career with a Personal Learning Account

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Looking to access part-time on-line courses and rewrite your career?

Are you over 19 and living in Wales, in employment earning under £26,000 a year or been furloughed? A Personal Learning Account is a great way to access part-time study on specific courses being piloted in North and South Wales. We can help you onto the next step of your success story.

What is a Personal Learning Account?

A Personal Learning Account will allow you to study part-time on-line around your existing responsibilities.  It will enable you to obtain the skills and qualifications you need to switch careers and embark on a new pathway in engineering, construction, ICT, health or financial services. 

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. All of the courses on offer through a Personal Learning Account are being funded by the Welsh Government.

The pilot programme will run for 2 years. On completion the programme will be reviewed with the intention of more courses becoming available across a wider variety of sectors.

How to access a Personal Learning Account

The application process is straightforward and simply involves a pre-admissions digital interview with an experienced careers adviser from Working Wales who will provide each individual with the chance to discuss career aspirations and goals and ensure that the course is the right pathway for them.

Where can I use a Personal Learning Account?

The new initiative is being piloted by Coleg Gwent in South Wales and Grwp Llandrillo Menai in North Wales. The on-line part-time courses on offer will be in engineering, construction, ICT, health or financial services – all sectors where there are lots of great well paid jobs.

Find out what courses are on offer in South Wales by Coleg Gwent (or email

Find out what courses are on offer in North Wales by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (or call/email 01492 542 338 /

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