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Invest In A Safer Future

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.

Having properly trained and qualified staff will undoubtedly raise your company profile, give you a competitive advantage, and support business growth. Ligtas have various funding opportunities available to businesses.

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 must be applied 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


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.
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

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

If you’re ready to make a difference and help us change the face of health and safety, apply for funding and enrol on one of the courses mentioned above

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