The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

Approved Provider - ELC Number: 1298

About the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

We’re proud to be an accredited Learning Provider as part of the scheme and offer over 20 courses for which funding is available in subject areas such as Access to Higher Education, accounting, business, construction, and engineering.

ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification.

For more information on the ELC Scheme and how to make a claim visit the ELCAS website at www.enhancedlearningcredits.com.

Key Points
  • Applicants must have completed at least four years eligible service to claim the lower tier of funding, which is up to £1,000 per claim instalment
  • Or, eight years eligible service for the higher tier of funding, which is up to £2,000 per claim instalment
  • You’re entitled to make three ELC claims in total
  • You can only make one claim per financial year 1 April - 31 March
  • Individuals must make a contribution to their learning of at least 20% of the cost
  • You can claim up to 10 years after leaving the services

Courses available on the ELC Scheme

“The ELC initiative is an excellent way to put everything you’ve learned during your time in the forces into practice and use all those skills to your advantage.”

Getting Started: How does it work?

1, There are several stages to the ELC process. Full information is set out in Joint Service Publications (JSP) 898.

2, First you must have already been registered to become a Scheme Member and have accrued a sufficient amount of service before you can submit a claim. If you are still serving speak to your local Education Staff as they will be able to check your entitlement for you. If you have left the forces contact ELCAS as they can make the appropriate checks.

3, Have a look at Service Personnel Claiming ELC or Service Leaver Claiming ELC respectively as these pages will tell you how to make your claim.

4, Finally you must complete your Course Evaluation Form via the ELCAS website. Please note that further claims cannot be processed until evaluation forms are received for all previous courses (even those still underway).

Get in touch

Speak to one of our specialist advisors, telephone our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 for more information on the ELC scheme.

You can also email our Course Information Team at courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk.

Download a copy of our Part-time & Professional Course Guide, or request a printed copy from Course information.

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