Service Leaver Claiming ELC
Personnel who are still in Service,
and/or in their resettlement phase, should refer to their Education Staff and
the guidance on the Serving Personnel Claiming ELC page of the website here.
These guidance notes are for claimants who are no longer in Service. Please ensure you read this document
before submitting a claim to your Single Service Representative. Once eligible to claim you may submit a claim up to five years (if you left on/after 1st April 2016) or up to ten years (if
you left before 1st April 2016)
after you leave the service. Please read JSP 822 for the expiration date of your claims particularly in respect of those service leavers who were medically discharged.
You can only make one claim per financial year (1st April to 31st March), however if you have served between 6 and 8 years you may be eligible to aggregate all three claims together subject to meeting the qualifying criteria outlined in JSP 822. If you are claiming in the last year of scheme eligibility, study must commence before scheme expiry date.
As a Service Leaver you may be eligible to claim under the Joint Funding Initiative (PF FE/HE Scheme). For full details and to check the eligibility rules please click here.
Procedure for Claimants No Longer in Service
Please note that the following information must be submitted with your claim by either post/electronic (Member's Area) to your Single Service Representative (address details below) a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date:
Fully completed claim form
Evidence of your last day of Service which can be one of the following:- copy of your discharge document, copy of P45 terminating employment, document stamped by regiment confirming leaving date (see notes below).
A copy of a utility bill showing your home address.
Full information about the course that you wish to undertake and include details of your registration date where applicable.
Completion and submission of course evaluation form for all previous ELC funded courses via the Member's Area.
Remember! If you are submitting your second or third claim you must complete your previous claim evaluation form.
To access the Member's Area from the link below you MUST obtain a Login and Password from your Single Service Representative. ELCAS are unable to authorise accounts.
Single Service Representatives (SSR) Contact Details
If you have been unable to find the answer to your query on this website please contact your SSR below providing your service number and discharge date.
Learning Credit Scheme (LCS) Manager
Education Branch Zone 4, Floor 2, Army Personnel Services Group, Home Command
Ramillies Building, Army HQ
Monxton Road, Andover
The Army helpline is currently closed until further notice. Please email all queries to:
Any ELC Applications from personnel no longer in Service are to be made online via the ELC Members Area accessed via the link below;
Members Logon & Password Reminder
Learning Credits Administrator
Please contact Michael Quainton, quoting your service number, who can advise if confirmation of Service exit date/proof of Service is required. If this is required this can be requested from the RAF Disclosures team by completing the DPA SAR form (with accompanying ID documents).
Accreditation and Education Wing
HQ 22 Gp
RAF College Cranwell