Personal Learning Accounts (PLA)

Take advantage of FREE and FLEXIBLE courses in a broad choice of industries

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.

Follow this link to read our Frequently Asked Questions and find out more about Personal Learning Accounts

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.

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.

To claim a refund for PLA costs such as exam fees, please download this form.

Still not sure if this subject is for you?

Contact us on 01495 333777
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