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If you’re fully active in the Armed Forces and would like to begin some training or gain some useful qualifications while still enlisted – either to enhance your prospects while serving or with a long-term view to what kind of career you might eventually like to move into when you leave – here’s what’s available:

If you’re in, or about to enter, your resettlement period and considering the training and qualifications that will benefit your return to civilian life, here’s what’s available:

If you’ve already left the Armed Forces there are still sources of funding you can draw on to enable you to enrol in training or gain the qualifications you need. Here’s what’s available:

No longer serving?
ELC
No longer serving?
How to claim your ELC if you have left the Service.
ELC 101: The basics
ELC
ELC 101: The basics
Subject to certain eligibility criteria, the ELC scheme offers currently serving or former Service personnel access to a first full level 3 or a first higher education qualification free from tuition fees. Here’s the basic information you need to know …
Access your HE dreams
ELCLoans
Access your HE dreams
Even without the necessary qualifications, the Access to Higher Education Diploma could offer you the chance to reawaken your educational aspirations
Sponsorship
Sponsorship
Sponsorship
You may be able to access sponsorship through schemes set up to benefit Service leavers, such as that run by X-Forces
ELC: Making an application
ELC
ELC: Making an application
Your step-by-step guide to claiming your ELC funding
Aim higher!
ELC
Aim higher!
Higher education at a college or university is about more than just degree courses – it offers a range of options, including HNCs and HNDs, HE could be the option for you.
How to use your ELC funding
ELC
How to use your ELC funding
When your claim’s approved, there’s a big choice of what to spend your funding on
Boost your prospects while serving
ELC
Boost your prospects while serving
How your ELC can benefit both you and your Service
Are you eligible for ELC?
ELC
Are you eligible for ELC?
Take a look at the eligibility rules to find out …
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
ELCIRTC
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
The MoD has optimised funding for Service leavers so they can use learning credits during resettlement with their individual resettlement training costs (IRTC) grant to pay towards the cost of eligible learning activities.
Loans
Loans
Loans
Professional and Career Development Loans are designed to help people change direction or increase their skills by providing a deferred repayment loan
ELC dos and don’ts
ELC
ELC dos and don’ts
A simple guide to the common mistakes and how to avoid them.

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