Enhanced learning credits (ELC) are a means of funding educational courses during and after service in the armed forces. All recruits can register in their first year of service or in their eighth year of service via the ELC Administration Service. Although recruits can register to accrue enhanced learning credits in their first year of service, they must complete a certain number of years service before they can make an ELC claim. Recruits must serve at least four years before claiming ELC at the lower rate, and serve for eight years before being allowed to claim at the higher rate.
ELC can be claimed for a maximum of three years, which don’t necessarily have to run consecutively. It is stipulated that the purpose of the learning must benefit the Service and advance the individual’s personal development plans. Applicants must undertake a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 and above, which is provided by an approved enhanced learning credits provider. Here at Technique Learning Solutions we are an approved ELC provider offering a variety of suitable vocational courses.
It’s advisable for recruits to choose their learning so that it is relevant to their personal development plan and offers a flexible study method that will allow for disruptions caused by their service requirements. Individuals should discuss their learning plans with their line manager and education adviser before making a financial commitment to the course.