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Personal Learning Account (PLA)

What is the Personal Learning Account (PLA)?

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government, offering access to free and flexible courses to gain the relevant skills and qualifications needed to develop your career.

 

Individual eligibility

Eligibility is tested at the point of application. The following individuals are eligible for the programme:

Individuals must:

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

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

  • Employed people (including self-employed) earning under the median income (£26,000)
  • Furloughed workers (including anyone who has or is accessing the UK Government Job Retention Scheme - which runs until 31st October 2020 - or the Job Support Scheme - in operation from 1st November 2020)
  • Workers on zero hour contracts
  • Agency staff
  • At risk of being made redundant
  • Employed individuals that have been or potentially will be 'financially' negatively impacted by the economy, for example where their anticipated annual salary this financial year will be less than 26k or the future of their employment could be potentially at risk due to working in a sector which is likely to see a negative impact going forward due to COVID-19

Individuals are ineligible (at the point of application) if they are any of the following:

  • Under the age of 19
  • Attending school or college full-time as a pupil or student
  • In full-time higher education
  • In Welsh Government funded Work Based Learning
  • An ineligible overseas national
  • In receipt of an Assembly Learning Grant or Education Maintenance Allowance
  • Unemployed i.e. does not have a contract of employment

 

PLA Funded Courses

NEBOSH Construction

Dates of Course: 01-05/03/2021 (wk.1), 12-16/04/2021 (wk.2), 26-30/04/2021 (wk.3) & 05/05/2021 (exam)

Duration: 3 weeks plus exam

Location: Ystrad Mynach

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NEBOSH General

Dates of Course: 01-05/03/2021 (wk.1), 22-26/03/2021 (wk.2) & 07/04/2021 (exam)

Duration: 2 weeks plus open book exam

Location: Online delivery

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BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

Dates of Course: 26/03/2021 | 25/06/2021 | 15/10/2021

Duration: 1 day

Location: Ystrad Mynach

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Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development

Dates of Course: 01/02/2021 | 01/03/2021

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Online delivery (with 24 hour support)

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Food Safety Level 3

Dates of Course: 08-10/02/2021 | 16-18/06/2021 |08-10/11/2021

Duration: 3 Days

Location: TBC

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ILM Level 7 - Certificate / Diploma in Leadership and Management

Dates of Course: 27/01/2021 | 10/03/2021 | 16/06/2021

Duration: 10 months

Suitable for: Senior managers

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IOSH Managing Safely

Dates of Course: 17/05/2021

Duration: 4 days

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IOSH Working Safely

Dates of Course: 21/05/2021

Duration: 1 day

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Site Supervisor (SSSTS)

Dates of Course: TBC

Duration: 2 Days

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Site Supervisor (SSSTS) Refresher

Dates of Course: 05/02/2021

Duration: 1 Day

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Site Manager (SMSTS)

Dates of Course: 08/03/2021

Duration: 5 Days

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Site Manager (SMSTS) Refresher

Dates of Course: Tbc

Duration: 2 Days

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Health and Safety Awareness

Dates of Course: 01/02/2021

Duration: 1 Day

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QMS Foundation Course

Dates of Course: tbc

Duration: 1 day

Suitable for: Quality Managers, Consultants and staff involved in the implementation

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QMS Internal Auditor Course

Dates of Course: tbc

Duration: 2 days

Suitable for: Staff involved in QMS auditing

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Online CPD Courses

Our extensive course catalogue features a wide variety of CPD certification courses which will compliment your organisation's Continuing Professional Development programme. The accessible, engaging and interactive learning platform will maintain participant interest while helping staff maintain and develop key knowledge and skills to obtain competitive advantage. Our courses provide the opportunity for professionals to upskill or reskill regardless of age, occupation or education level. Invest in CPD to build confidence, add value, aid career development and ensure high, consistent standards across the company.

For a full list of our online CPD courses, please click here.

 

Gas Qualifications

  • BPEC Commercial Product Assurance
  • BPEC Managed Learning Programme
  • BPEC Domestic Gas Assessments

 

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