Personal Learning Accounts Funding Courses in Wales

The Knowledge Academy is Globally Recognised as the Industry Leader in providing Personal Learning Account (PLA) Training courses. Our personal learning accounts courses are often designed to be flexible and accessible to learners with busy schedules and help them in gaining the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers. Our professional and expert trainers have curated unique teaching methods to equip learners in areas that are most relevant to their interests and career aspirations, rather than being constrained by a predetermined curriculum.

We offer many Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding courses online or through a combination of online and in-person instruction, allowing learners to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

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We Support Individuals in Achieving their Personal and Professional Goals with Personal Learning Account (PLA) Funding

What is Personal Learning Account (PLA) Funding and its Importance?

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding is a programme that provides financial support for individuals to pursue their educational and career goals. PLA Training course is designed to encourage lifelong learning and skill development by providing individuals with access to funding for training and education. PLA is important as it helps learners save time and money by not allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge of specific subjects without having to join the classes. Personal Learning Account is also essential for opening up higher education to a wider range of learners. By recognising that learning can happen outside the classroom, PLA Funding can provide opportunities for learners who may not have been able to attend college otherwise.

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

Personal Learning Accounts also promote lifelong learning by encouraging learners to continue developing their skills and competencies throughout their lives. PLA Funding Wales can help institutions improve their efficiency and effectiveness by reducing duplication of efforts and focusing on providing education that is relevant and useful to learners. It recognises and values the learning that happens in non-traditional settings, such as work experience or military service, and ensures that learners are not penalised for having acquired knowledge outside the traditional classroom.

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Eligibility Criteria - Are You Eligible for Personal Learning Account (PLA) Funding?

Individuals must:
  • Live in Wales
  • Over the Age of 19 (When your Course Starts)
  • Want to Gain In-Depth Skills/Qualifications in Priority Sectors
Must Meet at Least ONE Criteria:
  • Earning under £29,534 Annually
  • Work for an Agency
  • Work on a Zero-Hours Contract
  • At Risk of Being Made Redundant
  • Offenders on Day Release
  • Full-Time Careers (Paid or Non-Paid)
Won’t Accepted for PLA Funding, if you are:
  • Unemployed
  • Not Living in Wales
  • Under the Age of 19
  • Going to School or College Full Time
  • In Full-Time Education
  • Not an Eligible Overseas National
  • Receiving an Assembly Learning Grant or Education Maintenance Allowance
  • On an Apprenticeship

Our Personalised Services for You

Our tailored PLA Training in Wales provides knowledge at your pace

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Course Options

PLA funding is available for many courses, including vocational qualifications, apprenticeships, and short courses. The course should be related to your career objectives and must be provided by an approved training provider.

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Funding Amount

The amount of funding available for PLA varies according to the course you take and the funding restrictions established by the appropriate government. In some situations, you may be required to pay to the course fee.

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Timeframe

PLA funding's duration may vary based on the course you take and the funding rules. Some courses may be entirely supported, while others may only be partially funded or ask you to contribute.

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Support

Many PLA funding providers provide additional support services to help you succeed in your course, such as mentoring and job placement assistance.

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  • Project Management
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  • Business Improvement
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Security & Data Protection
  • Business Skills
  • Data, Analytics, & AI
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Infrastructure & Networking

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PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £800 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation & Practitioner

Duration: 4

Course Value: £800 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM)

Duration: 5

Course Value: £685 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

Agile Programme Management

Duration: 3

Course Value: £1395 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Scrum Master Certification

Duration: 2

Course Value: £300 +vat

Fully Funded: tick

Scrum Product Owner Training

Duration: 2

Course Value: £400 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

Scrum Developer Training

Duration: 2

Course Value: £400 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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APM Introductory Certificate PFQ

Duration: 2

Course Value: £450 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

APM PMQ

Duration: 4

Course Value: £900 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ

Duration: 2

Course Value: £1100 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Change Management Foundation & Practitioner

Duration: 5

Course Value: £685 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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MoR® 4 Practitioner Risk Management Certification

Duration: 4

Course Value: £875 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Management Of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation & Practitioner

Duration: 5

Course Value: £875 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Duration: 10

Course Value: £1950 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Duration: 3

Course Value: £795 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

Duration: 3

Course Value: £795 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Duration: 2

Course Value: £200 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Duration: 4

Course Value: £400 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade

Duration: 5

Course Value: £600 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Duration: 15

Course Value: £1200 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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ITIL 4 Foundation certification Training Course

Duration: 2

Course Value: £580 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Ethical Hacking Proffessional

Duration: 2

Course Value: £1295+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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CeMAP Level 1, 2, and 3

Duration: 3

Course Value: £700 + vat

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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Big Data Analysis

Duration: 1

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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AWS CloudFormation Training

Duration: 1

Course Value: £1295+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

Cloud Computing Training

Duration: 2

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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CCNA Training (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Duration: 5

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

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Course Value

Fully Funded

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CompTIA ITF+ Certification Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £1495+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training Course

Duration: 3

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA Server+ Certification Training Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £1395+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA A+ Certification Course

Duration: 5

Course Value: £1495+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

CompTIA CySA+ Certification Training Course

Duration: 4

Course Value: £1495+VAT

Fully Funded: tick

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Personal Learning Account (PLA)? faq-arrow

Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a process by which individuals can earn college credits for their life experiences and knowledge gained outside of the traditional classroom. It allows individuals to document their learning experiences and apply them towards earning college credits.

What are the benefits of personal learning account funding? faq-arrow

The benefits of personal learning account funding are to improve individuals’ skills and knowledge, which may lead to higher job satisfaction and better career opportunities. Businesses might also be benefited from an enhanced staff and higher efficiency.

How does Personal Learning Account work? faq-arrow

Personal Learning Account is a formal evaluation procedure that evaluates a person's past learning and experiences. Work experience, military training, volunteer work, and other types of experiential learning can all be included in this assessment. When the assessment is finished, the individual is given college credits that can be applied to a programme.

What types of costs does Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding typically cover? faq-arrow

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding can typically be used to cover the cost of the PLA assessment process and the cost of any college credits earned through the assessment. However, specific funding policies may vary depending on the institution.

Is Personal Learning Account (PLA) Funding taxable? faq-arrow

Depending on the circumstances, Personal Learning Account (PLA) financing may or may not be taxed. PLA money is normally not taxed if it is used to support eligible education expenditures such as tuition, fees, and textbooks. However, if the personal learning account is used for non-qualified expenses like room and board, it may be taxed. Furthermore, if PLA funding exceeds the cost of qualified education expenses, the excess may be taxable.

How can I apply for Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding? faq-arrow

To apply for Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding, you will need to first create an account on the government website that offers the funding. Once you have created an account, you will need to provide some personal information, including your name, contact details, and employment status. You may also need to provide information about your educational background and any prior learning you have completed. Once your application is approved, you will be provided with a certain amount of funding that you can use to pay for elective courses or training programmes.

How long does it take to receive Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding? faq-arrow

The processing time for Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding varies depending on the organisation providing the funding. Some organisations may have specific deadlines for applications, so be sure to check the requirements carefully. If you have questions or concerns about the status of your application, you can usually contact the organisation's customer service or support team for updates.

Can PLA funding be used for online courses or programmes? faq-arrow

Yes, PLA funding can be used for online courses as long as they meet the eligibility criteria set by the funding organisation. It is important to check with the specific funding organisation to ensure that the course you are interested in is eligible for PLA funding.

Can I use Personal Learning Account funding to pay for certification exams? faq-arrow

Yes, you can use PLA funding to pay for certification exams. The PLA funding is designed to cover the costs of education and training that can help you acquire new skills or upgrade your existing ones. Certification exams are often an essential part of professional development, and many certification programmes are eligible for personal learning account funding. However, it's important to check with your PLA funding provider to confirm if the specific certification program or exam you're interested in is covered by the funding.

Can I receive PLA funding more than once? faq-arrow

Yes, in most cases individuals can receive PLA funding more than once, depending on the specific rules and regulations of the funding programme. Some programmes may have restrictions on how frequently individuals can apply or the total amount of funding they can receive over a certain period of time. It is important to check the specific guidelines of the funding programme to determine eligibility and any limitations.

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