The MoD Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme 

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.



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 website. Please note that further claims cannot be processed until evaluation forms are received for all previous courses (even those still underway)

Learning Providers

Please make sure you review the Learning Providers/Provider Responsibilities section of the website to see if this scheme is something you would like to apply to join.


The Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) provide the administrative support for the ELC Scheme. Education Staff and Single Service Representative are responsible for approval of both ELC Application and Claims.

Our location:
New Challenge House
International Drive
Tewkesbury Business Park
GL20 8UQ

Contact us:
T. 0845 3005179 (UK)
T. 0044 1684 277034 (Overseas)
Call 09:00 – 17:00 Mon to Fri
(exc. bank holidays)


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