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e-Careers partners with the Welsh Government, Coleg Gwent & GLLM to offer FREE training
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e-Careers partners with the Welsh Government, Coleg Gwent & GLLM to offer FREE training

We are working to provide free, flexible training to individuals in Wales, across a range of key sectors including Construction, IT & Cyber Security, Project Management and more, through the new Personal Learning Accounts initiative rolled out across Wales 

What is a Personal Learning Account (PLA)? 

Personal Learning Accounts are fully funded courses, supported through the Welsh Government, which helps residents in Wales earn new qualifications, on a part-time basis, around their existing responsibilities. Using these PLA’s to learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications will help individuals who meet the below eligibility criteriawork towards a new career or promotion, without having to pay for training.  

By studying one or more of these courses, you will be able to develop new skills and earn industry recognised qualifications, boosting your CV, making you more employable, supporting your current and future career goals.  

Personal Learning Accounts are 100% fully funded by the Welsh Government.  

Who are we working with?  

Working in conjunction with the Welsh Government, e-Careers will be providing fully funded training through both Coleg Gwent or Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM). Training will be delivered either via our Online platform, or through our Virtual Classrooms, with one of our expert trainers.  


To be eligible for this free training initiative, you must meet the below criteria 

  •    Live in Wales 

  •    Want to gain skills/ qualifications in priority sectors 

  •    Be 19 years old or over 

  •    Be committed to completing the full training course 

In addition to the above, you must also meet at least one of the following criteria:  

  •    Be employed (including self-employed) earning under the median income (£26,000) 

  •    A furloughed worker 

  •    A worker on a zero hours contract 

  •    Agency staff 

  •    At risk of being made redundant 

  •    Employed and been negatively impacted by the economy (for example in Hospitality) 

You won’t be eligible for this initiative if you are either:  

  •    Under the age of 19, or 

  •    Attending further or higher education on a full-time basis, or 

  •    In Welsh Government funded Work Based Learning, or 

  •    An ineligible overseas national, or 

  •    In receipt of an Assembly Learning Grant or Education Maintenance Allowance, or 

  •    Unemployed (without a contract of employment)  

Courses sectors currently available 

  •    Accounting 

  •    Bookkeeping 

  •    Business Analysis 

  •    Cloud Computing 

  •    Cyber Security 

  •    Digital Marketing 

  •    Financial Services  

  •    Health, Safety & Compliance 

  •    IT & Networking 

  •    Microsoft Office 

  •    Project & Lean Management  

How to get started - Applying for a Personal Learning Account  

You can either speak with one of our Course Consultants here at e-Careers or contact a representative at Coleg Gwent or Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM). 


+44 (0) 20 3198 7700 

Coleg Gwent  

+44 (01633 466 130 

+44 (07485 314 832 


+44 (0) 1492 546 666 

+44 (0) 1248 370 125 

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