What is ELCAS?
ELC (Enhanced Learning Credits) is a scheme aimed at providing members of the armed forces of the UK with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial support is provided in the form of a single, up-front payment towards the courses that you wish to study. The ELC scheme is administered and managed by ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services) as a part of the MOD (Ministry of Defence). Administrative support and regulating of training providers is also provided by ELCAS.
Making the transition from the Armed Forces back to civilian life can be challenging and, at times, daunting. The ELCAS scheme endeavours to make that transition as smooth and easy as possible by helping those that have served, or are still serving in the military, gain recognised certifications, giving them a far greater chance at gaining employment once they have finished their service.
How do I claim?
Step 1: Complete the ELCAS Claim Form (click here to download it) quoting the following provider information:
- Provider Name: CADUK- The Competence Assessment & Development Centre Ltd.
- Provider ID Code: 8555
Step 2: Those that are currently still serving in the military will need to obtain a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) from your line manager and education staff.
- Those that have finished their service will need to obtain a Claim Authorisation Note from their Single Service Representative.
Step 3: Once your claim has been accepted, please give us a call on (01952) 287 366 and send us your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) to begin the enrolment process.
Your ELC Entitlements
You can use the credits that you gain through ELC both whilst you are serving in the armed forces and for up to ten years after finishing your service.
You will be allowed to make up to three claims against the funding scheme, but you will only be entitled to claim once every calendar year.
ELCAS funding is only available for those courses that will lead to a level 3 NVQ or higher, recognised qualification on the National Qualifications Framework.
Ensure that you are registered in order to claim, as this is a prerequisite.