Personal Learning Accounts (PLAs)

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Take advantage of FREE and FLEXIBLE courses in ICT, Construction, Engineering, Health & Care and more

If you’re 19 or over, in a job earning less than £26,000 a year* and want to take the next step to a great career, a Personal Learning Account could be just what you’re looking for.

* If you’re a furloughed worker, you’re still eligible to apply for a Personal Learning Account course regardless of your salary level.

Personal Learning Accounts are free courses that give you new skills and qualifications – ones that local employers are looking for – to help you take advantage of skills shortages and get your career really moving.

Better still, they’re flexible – we aim to meet the needs of the whole group when planning the dates and times to run courses. We do our best to deliver learning to fit around people’s family and work commitments.

You’ll find plenty of great, well-paid vacancies are available at the end of it – whether you want to move on in your chosen career or change it altogether!

Any questions? Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

Need to speak to someone? If you have any questions about your current PLA course or need advice on which course to choose, please email us at pla@coleggwent.ac.uk. Alternatively you can call 01495 333597 or 07485 314832 and our PLA team will be happy to help.

Please only apply for one course at a time, as if you make multiple applications, only one can be processed.

Even though you may be eligible for funding for more than one Personal Learning Account course, we can only accept one application per person at a time. If an application is successful for a course, you must complete the first course before any more applications can be made.

Are you an employer? Do you have specific skills gaps? Please click here to see how Employers can get involved with the PLA scheme.

eLearning Courses

Please note, you will need access to the internet and a laptop/PC in order to complete one of our e-learning or virtual courses. Some courses also require a microphone and webcam. Please check that you have access to the necessary equipment before submitting your application.

Coleg Gwent has partnered with e-Careers to offer you a wide range of courses.

e-Careers is a professional training organisation that delivers accredited courses by eLearning or through Virtual Classrooms.

Once you have completed your PLA application or enrolment with us, the team at e-Careers will manage the delivery of your course.

For more information about e-Careers, please visit www.e-careers.com

eLearning - Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Training with Exams

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - Certified Digital Strategy & Planning Specialist

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - Certified Search Marketing Specialist

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - Certified Social Media Marketing Specialist

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) Training with Live Labs & Official Exams

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+ with Live Labs and Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Course with Live Labs incl. Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Course with Live Labs incl. Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - ITIL® 4 Foundation with Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - Microsoft Access 2016

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation & Practitioner Online

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training & Exam - Online (6th Edition)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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eLearning - Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

eLearning Study is in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.
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Virtual Classroom Courses

Virtual Classroom - Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Training with Exams

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - BCS Accredited International Diploma in Business Analysis

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - CeMAP Mortgage Advisor & CeRER Equity Release

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Change Management Foundation & Practitioner Training with Exams

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) Training with Live Labs and Exams

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Course with Live Labs incl. Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Introduction to Programming Using Python (98-381)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - IOSH Managing Safely

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - IOSH Working Safely

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - ITIL® 4 Foundation with Exam

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Microsoft Office 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Microsoft Office 365 Indentities & Requirements (MS-100)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation & Practitioner

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training & Exam (6th Edition)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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Virtual Classroom - Project Management Professional (PMP)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Virtual Classroom Study is equivalent to face-to-face classroom courses, but delivered in an online environment.
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On-site Courses

Agored Cymru Project Management Principles - Diploma in Project Management Level 4

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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AIM Diploma in Counselling Practice Level 4

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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All Aspects of Gas Safety Registration - with either BPEC Accredited Certificate Scheme

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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Awarded by the University of South Wales Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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Awarded by the University of South Wales Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post compulsory Education and Training (PcET)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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BTEC HNC Engineering - Unit 2: Engineering Maths Level 4

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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BTEC HNC Engineering - Unit 3: Engineering Science Level 4

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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BTEC HNC Engineering Level 4

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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BTEC HND Engineering Level 5

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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CENWAT1, CKR1, HTR1, MET1 - BPEC Gas (Various Units)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

CILEx Diploma in Law and Practice Level 3

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

CILEx Diploma in Law and Practice Level 6

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Evening View Course

CISCO

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Evening View Course

Cloud Essentials - COMPTIA

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

CompTIA A+

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

Construction Site Management

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

Electrical Safety

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

ICA Certificate in Compliance

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

Microsoft (MTA)

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

Producing CAD Models (Drawings) using a CAD System - 3D

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

Part Time Day View Course

Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System - 2D

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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Site Inspection Diploma

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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Using Computer Software Packages to Assist with Engineering Activities Level 2

Start date: August 2021 to July 2022

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