ELCAS

We can now be found on ELCAS portal here, with a list of all the available courses  https://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/learning-provider/provider-details?providerid=11150

 

What is ELCAS?
The ELC (Enhanced Learning Credits) Scheme was introduced by the MOD (Ministry of Defence), and is designed to promote lifelong learning amongst Service Personnel and Service Leavers, in the form of funding for courses approved by ELCAS.

Who is eligible?
If you have served or currently serve in the armed forces, you may be eligible.
 
The lower tier of funding is up to £1,000 per claim instalment and the higher tier (eight years' service) is up to £2,000 per claim instalment. You are entitled to make three ELC claims in total; one per financial year. Only service accumulated since 1st April 2000, may be counted as eligible service for the ELC Scheme.

How the tiers work
1) The Lower Tier level provides funding for up to a maximum of 3 awards of up to £1k per FY. SP (service personnel) or SL (service leavers) must have completed either 4 or more years’ qualifying service completed before 1 Apr 17, or otherwise 6 or more years’ qualifying service completed on or after 1 Apr 17.
 
2) From 1 Apr 16, a new type of award is available, called an Aggregated Lower Tier award, which provides a single award of up to £3k for SP who have completed 6 or more years’ qualifying service on or after 1 Apr 16. This type of award may not be taken by SP (service personnel) or SL (service leavers) who previously accessed a Lower Tier award or who qualify for Upper Tier awards.
 
3) The Upper Tier level provides funding for up to a maximum of 3 awards of up to £2k per FY. SP or SL must have completed 8 or more years’ qualifying service.
 
If you are still serving, speak to your Education Staff, or, for Service Leavers contact your SSR. Appropriate checks can then be done to issue your ELCAS account.

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How does it work?
 
1) Log in to your ELCAS account, provided by your appropriate MOD authorising personnel, and you can search for UniCourse and our available courses through Serving Personnel> Searching for a Learning Provider/Course.
 
2) Head to Serving Personnel > Claiming ELC on the website and submit a Claim Form; you must do this a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date.
 
3) You will then receive a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) from ELCAS detailing your funding allowance as well as your individual contribution amount. You must make a personal contribution of at least 20% from your own resources towards the total course cost.
 
4) Complete a UniCourse Application Form on our website, and attach a copy of your CAN to this. Please ensure that your preferred start date listed on the form reflects the 25 working days policy stated above.

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