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Personal Learning Account (PLA) / ReAct+

Personal Learning Account / ReAct+

The Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a Welsh Government programme which allows eligible individuals to access fully funded courses and professional qualifications.

Designed to be flexible to work around business and employment needs, the goal is to upskill the workforce in areas identified as needed regionally.

Why a PLA?

  • Fully funded, flexible, part-time training and qualifications
  • Progress in your career
  • Change employment sector
  • Improve your employment prospects by retaining your role or securing improved employment


If you're aged 10 or over, live in Wales and any of the following apply to you, then you may be eligible:

  • Earning under £30,596 per annum;
  • Working on a zero-hour contract;
  • Are working for an agency;
  • Full time carer;
  • Offender on day release;
  • At risk of being made redundant;
  • The course you wish to do is exempt from the wage cap i.e. digital or net zero.


You cannot get a PLA if you do not fall into one of these criteria, if you are in full-time education, an apprenticeship programme or currently unemployed. You can still contact us for advice on what other funding is available on bdi@colegsirgar.ac.uk

See below for courses on offer at CSG/CCe and also for some great case studies so far.

If you've been made unemployed or redundant in the last 12 months you could be eligible to receive tailored support to get you into employment, in the shortest possible time.

Why ReAct+?

  • Up to £1,500 to help you get the relevant skills you need - Vocational Training Grant;
  • Up to £4,550 to help cover childcare/caring costs when you're training;
  • Up to £500 of personal development support to help remove barriers to employment - Personal Development Support;
  • Mentoring and work experience;
  • Up to £300 of extra support towards additional costs when you're training, including travel and accommodation.


To be eligible for ReAct+ support you must be 18+ and be a resident in Wales with the right to live and work in the UK and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Under formal notice of redundancy;
  • Been made redundant or unemployed in within the last 12 months;
  • Be aged 18-24 and not in education, employment or training.

You may be entitled to up to £1,500 to help you get the relevant skills that you need. Take a look at the courses on offer at Coleg Sir Gar/Coleg Ceredigion and also for some great case studies so far.

Not eligible?

You can still contact us for advice on what other funding and training is available at bdi@colegsirgar.ac.uk

ReAct+ support can also include help with childcare/caring costs while you're training, mentoring and work experience and other costs which help to remove barriers to employment. For further advice on this contact Working Wales or call them free on 0800 028 4844.

Prince 2 Porject Manageent at Coleg Sir Gar

"I was able to access and complete a project management course through the PLA at Coleg Sir Gar and I genuinely couldn't be happier with the experience and results. The qualification was vital for taking a step up in my career and last month I secured a new role with the UK Civil Service. The knowledge I gained allows me to be at the forefront of project management and definitely gave me an edge during the recruitment process. The PLA team at Coleg Sir Gar were helpful and supportive throughout my learning journey and allowed me to personalise the learning experience with the third party course provider. Overall, I am ecstatic with the results and my new job, and I thoroughly recommend Coleg Sir Gar for anyone looking to either improve their career prospects."

Jenn D - Prince 2 Project Management

South West and Mid-Wales Regional Priority Areas

  • Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital and Technology
  • Financial and Professional
  • Food and Landbased
  • Health, Social and Childcare
  • Hospitality, Retail, Leisure and Tourism

Inspiring Learners

Get in Touch

Park Place
SA43 1AB
01239 612032

Get in Touch

Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3BP
01239 612032

Coleg Ceredigion is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08725643 and is a registered charity No. 1154557.
The registered office is at Park Place, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1AB