Funding for Training and Employment Schemes in Wales

Which type of training funding is right for you? 

There are a variety of training schemes and funding available for employers looking to upskill their staff. Often, these programmes and schemes are fully-funded by the government. 

The right type of funding will depend on your needs and whether you meet the expected criteria. 

Take a look at the various schemes below, or get in touch with us today and we’ll help you find the right option for you. 

PLA Funding

Personal Learning Accounts (PLA) give learners in Wales the opportunity to study on a part-time, flexible basis. Fully-funded by the Welsh Government, the programme can help you to gain qualifications while you’re working so that you can pick up new skills while you’re in your current role. 

Who’s it for? –  Learners in Wales who are looking to progress in their industry, or change careers entirely. 

What’s it for? – To help you learn while you earn, so you’re not out of pocket. 

Funding Requirements – You must live in Wales and be over 19 years old when your course starts. 

Plus, you also have to meet at least one of these:

  • You’re earning under £30,596 annually
  • You work for an agency
  • You’re at risk of being made redundant
  • You work on a zero-hours contract
  • You’re a full time carer (paid or unpaid) 
  • You’re an offender on day release 

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Flexible Skills Programme: 50% Funding For Training Courses In Wales

As part of the Flexible Skills Programme, businesses across Wales can benefit from Welsh Government funding to train their employees in areas that bring increased revenue, productivity, and efficiency to their organisation.

Who’s it for? – This funding is for Welsh businesses only.

What’s it for? – To train your employees in areas that bring increased revenue, productivity, and efficiency to their organisation. 

Funding Requirements – You need to be based in Wales, and your staff will need to complete the training in the required timeframe. 

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Employer Funding for Apprenticeships in Wales

Hire fresh talent or upskill your workforce to future-proof your business with fully-funded apprenticeships in Wales, backed by the Welsh Government.

Who’s it for? – Organisations of any size in Wales are welcome and eligible for the work-based learning programmes.

What’s it for? – They are a vehicle to inspire and nurture fresh talent and direct and influence the professional path of higher-level workers.

Funding Requirements – Your apprentices must be 16 and over and you must plan to pay them minimum wage. They must work at least 16 hours per week, and spend 51% or more of their time in Wales. All apprentices must follow the Welsh apprenticeship framework.

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