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Access Funded Training Courses in Torfaen, Bridgend, Swansea and the South Wales valleys area – Access For Individuals

What is Access Funding?

Do you live in the South Wales Valleys? Are you an unemployed adult who just needs that little extra support to help you get a job and keep it? Then the Access Programme could be just for you. Access provides vocational training grants to help you update your skills and improve your employment opportunities.

You could receive:

  • A vocational training grant of up to £1,500 to help you update your skills to return to work;
  • Up to £200 of extra support to help remove barriers to vocational training such as childcare or transport costs.

Who is eligible?

Access support is available if you:

  • Live within the Unitary Authorities listed within the Valleys Task Force Area (Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil , Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend,Carmarthenshire)
  • Are aged 18 and over
  • Are not eligible for this support from any other available provision including ESF funded programmes.
  • Have been unemployed for 24 months or less and are registered with Jobcentre Plus (this includes those claiming benefits or those claiming credits only), or are included in a spouse or partner’s claim for benefits
  • Have a lack of current, relevant or transferable work experience but are considered work focused
  • Have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment as a result of engaging with the Programme (within 6 months)

Next Steps?

Step 1 – Contact Careers Wales to enquire about Access Funding

Step 2 – Contact Us to discuss your courses and to complete Form 2

Step 3 – Completed forms sent to Welsh Government for approval

Step 4 – Once approved you can start your training courses

We like to know exactly how we can help and support you and invite you to visit us for a chat with one of our advisers who can help you gain the most out of the Access programme.

In this informal meeting we can discuss your previous role, the type of jobs you would like to apply for going forward and how best to use your training allowance to get you back into work.

Have a question about our Access funded courses? Speak to one of our advisors today.

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