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Funding For Health And Safety Courses

Get your team qualified with government funding


Funding for training

Funding for training can make a big difference to any business where you have to balance the cost of training against the uncertainty of the market.

The benefits

The benefits of investing in the learning and development of your workforce are endless from improving the confidence of your employees, having a competitive advantage over other employers when recruiting, improving the mental wellbeing of your staff, and demonstrating that you are an employer of choice.

Having properly trained and qualified staff will undoubtedly raise your profile, give you a competitive advantage and support business growth. Ligtas have various funding opportunities available to businesses. Don’t miss these opportunities to upskill your team and be one step ahead of your competitors.

A Personal Learning Account (PLA)

A Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a new initiative from the Welsh Government offering access to free and flexible courses to gain the relevant skills and qualifications needed to develop your career.

Ligtas are proud supporters of PLA, and if you decide to train with us, we can provide experience, expertise, and technology to keep you up to date and develop skills and competency. This ensures you become more effective in your role or future roles.

How can funding be used?

It can be used towards multiple courses, but courses must not overlap and will need to be applied for separately.

Partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd

Ligtas work in partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd to support Welsh Government funding. Coleg y Cymoedd offers funding with no wage bracket for “Green Funding” courses. To complete your application form, head here.

What courses are on offer?

Courses are categorised into either core, green, and or digital which are listed below: -

Personal Learning Account (PLA) Core Courses

  • IOSH Working Safely - eLearning
  • IOSH Managing Safely - eLearning and public
  • NEBOSH General Certificate - (all levels eLearning) and public
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate - eLearning and public

Personal Learning Account (PLA) Green Courses

  • NEBOSH Environmental Certificate – eLearning

Individual eligibility

Eligibility is tested at the point of application. The following individuals are eligible for the program.

Individuals must:

  • Reside in Wales
  • Want to gain skills/qualifications in priority sectors
  • 19 years old or over

In addition, individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Employed (including self-employed) earning under the median income (£30,595) or
  • Workers on zero-hour contracts, or
  • Agency staff, or
  • Offenders on day release, or
  • At the risk of being made redundant, or
  • Full-time carers

Individuals are ineligible at the point of application if they are:

  • Under the age of 19; or
  • Attending school or college full-time as a pupil or student; or
  • In full-time higher education or
  • In Welsh Government funded Work-Based Learning; or
  • An ineligible overseas national;
  • In receipt of an Assembly Learning Grant or Education Maintenance Allowance; or
  • Unemployed i.e. does not have a contract of employment

PLA funding for this quarter has now closed, but additional PLA funding has been approved for former TATA Steel employees. So if you are a former Tata Steel employee you can access the PLA funding here via the unique link,  Tata Steel Personal Learning Account Training Plan 2023/24.


ReAct+ can offer financial support, skills training, and personal development support. This is to help remove any barriers to employment.

ReAct+ is a grant programme and is part of the Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee.

Support under the ReAct+ scheme is available for individuals who live in Wales with a right to live and work in the UK and either:

  • Have been made redundant in the past 12 months or have become unemployed or
  • Are currently under formal notice of redundancy or
  • Aged 18- 24 and not in education, employment, or training

Please contact trainingbuyonline@ligtas.co.uk for further details or with any questions you may have or call our team of friendly experts on 02922 800 000

Join Our Mission To Create A Safer World

Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about health and safety and want to make a positive impact on communities across the UK?

Look no further than Ligtas, a leading health and safety consultancy on a mission to recruit the best and change the face of health and safety.

Everyone deserves to work and live in a safe and healthy environment. We’re committed to making that a reality. That’s why we’re looking for dynamic, innovative professionals to join our team and help us achieve our mission.

As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on challenging projects, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and make a real difference in the world. So whether you’re a seasoned health and safety professional or just starting your career, we want to hear from you.

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive, inclusive work environment. But more than that, we offer the chance to be part of something bigger than yourself: a movement to create a safer, more sustainable world for all.

If you’re ready to make a difference and help us change the face of health and safety, apply today and join our mission to create a safer world.