Enhanced Learning Credits / Ministry of Defence Course Funding Routes
- Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
- Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT)
- Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS 1527)
ELC Awards are available in two ‘tiers':
The 'Lower Tier' level of up to £1000 per annum for those with four or more eligible years’ service; and the 'Upper Tier' level of up to £2000 per annum for those with eight or more years’ eligible service. Providing they meet all criteria, personnel may make ELC claims in up to three separate financial years (which need not be consecutive and may be a combination of lower tier and upper tier funds) either while in service or for up to ten years after leaving.
ELC funds may be directed at one learning purpose (such as successive years’ study towards a particular qualification) or different purposes in each of the three years.
Standard Learning Credits (SLC Scheme)
The SLC Scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs. You are able to claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year.
To qualify for SLC funding, the course of study must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service. Most types of learning provision, including that which is based on a Distance Learning Package are eligible for funding under the Scheme.