16 January 2020 | Produced by Kandy Shaw | Updated on 05 February 2020
NILC are proud to announce that we are now an Approved Training Provider (ID: 8745) under the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme.
Fully accredited training courses we already provide:
- PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
- MSP Foundation
- MSP Practitioner
Courses we are awaiting approval for:
ELC funding is governed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and is for candidates who wish to pursue further training after leaving military service. The idea is to give ex-military (and soon to be ex-military) the best possible start to resettlement in civilian life. Funding is only available for courses that will result in a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 or higher, but the scheme entitles candidates to have up to 80% of any course fees paid.
The MOD’s ELC promotes lifelong learning for members and ex-members of the Armed Forces. Only one ELC can be used each year and only 3 can be used in total within a 10-year period from the time of leaving. There is also an aggregate award, whereby if you’ve been in service for between 6 – 8 years you can aggregate your entitlement to give yourself £3000 in one year. However, if you choose to go down this route, you must not have used any ELC’s prior to your application and as it is a one-off payment, you will not be able to apply for any further funding.
Candidates will need to submit an ELC claim and have it approved by an authorised member of Educational Staff if you are still in service. If you are out of service, then see your Single Service Representative. Once your eligibility has been checked and confirmed you will be sent a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN). When you enrol, you will then need to make your 20% contribution to your course and when you have completed you will need to fill in a course evaluation form. Only after completion of this form will you be able to apply for funding for the following year (assuming you have not taken the aggregate funding).
So, if you are ex-military, or soon to be ex-military and you are looking for further career training, have a look at our dedicated Enhanced Learning Credit page or alternatively, contact us for more information.