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Rewrite your career with a Personal Learning Account

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Looking to access flexible, 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, been furloughed or your job at risk? A Personal Learning Account is a great way to access part-time study on specific courses. 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 flexible, part-time courses 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.

Personal Learning Accounts provide flexible and fully-funded learning, both online and face to face.

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.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Your eligibility will be checked when you apply.

You must:

  • 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 (£26,000), 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

For full information on eligibility please visit Personal Learning Accounts.

How do I apply for a Personal Learning Account?

The application process is straightforward and simple. It involves a pre-admissions digital interview with an experienced careers adviser from Working Wales. The careers adviser will provide you with the chance to discuss career aspirations and goals and ensure that the course is the right pathway for you. Please contact us to arrange an interview.

You can also contact colleges directly.

Where can I use a Personal Learning Account?

Colleges across Wales are offering courses through the Personal Learning Account:

Adult Learning Wales

Bridgend College

Cardiff and Vale College

Coleg Cambria

Coleg Ceredigion

Coleg Gwent

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Coleg Sir Gâr

Coleg y Cymoedd

Gower College Swansea

The College Merthyr Tydfil

Neath Port Talbot (NPTC) Group of colleges

Pembrokeshire College

St David’s Catholic College


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