Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

This course is an introductory course allowing you to develop their skills in a range of different areas. Units available cover a wide range of technical areas. To enable employment in a range of occupations, it will be designed to introduce you to a range of different technologies: web development, programming and computer systems.

It is not expected that you have detailed technical knowledge but basic IT skills would be an advantage. It is ideal for you if you wish to retrain for a job in technology or to start your path to learning at a higher level.

Entry requirements:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above ideally including Welsh/English or Maths


The qualification uses a range of delivery tools. Learning will take place in a classroom using lectures, research tasks and group work. Some additional work will need to be undertaken outside of the classroom to complete assessments.


All assessments are completed through course work assignments.


You could continue with further study in the area eventually progressing to degree-level study.

The jobs that are available are wide-ranging and examples of the types of job role available are:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer