To claim Enhanced Learning Credits funding you are required to complete the required length of eligible service before completing the ELC claim form and prior to commencing the course of study for which ELC support is being claimed.
Before being eligible to make an ELC claim, individual scheme members must have completed not less than four years eligible service to claim at the lower tier of funding (up to £1,000 per claim instalment) and eight years service for the higher tier (up to £2,000 per claim instalment). Only service accumulated since 1 April 2000 may be counted as eligible service for the purposes of the ELC scheme.
You are entitled to make three ELC claims in total, however you can only make one claim per financial year (1 April- 31 March) but can also claim up to ten years after leaving the services.
Claimants are required to pay a minimum of 20% of the course fee for each ELC claim and the MOD will fund the remainder upto the claimants tier limit.
Retrospective ELC claims are not permitted, claim forms must be received by ELCAS at least 15 clear working days prior to the course start date / registration date. You must ensure that you have enough time to receive the Claim Authorisation Note(CAN) to present to your chosen Provider before the course starts.
It is important that you do not set up a loan/credit agreement for the full amount under any circumstances.
You must not pay any money to the Provider or book the course before you receive your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN).
At the end of your course you are required to complete an evaluation form at the following link:- Evaluation Form. Evaluation forms must be completed within 12 weeks of the course finish date.