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 solely 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.

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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) 822.  
  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 via the Member's Area. Please note that further claims cannot be processed until the evaluation has been completed.

Members Area **UPDATE**

You may only log in to your member account if you have been sent an email to confirm your logon email and password previously provided by your appropriate MOD authorising personnel.

For all out of Service Personnel please contact your respective Single Service Representative (SSR). 

Any ELC Members Area access issues for Service Personnel still in service are to be directed to your local Individual Education and Resettlement Officers (IEROs). ELCAS cannot set up Member Area accounts. A link to the IERO contact list can be found here.


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.

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