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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:

ELC: Avoiding queries or rejection
ELC
ELC: Avoiding queries or rejection
Almost 20% of claims fail to comply with the correct procedures, here's how to help things to run smoothly.
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.
£250 PRIZE WINNER! On course  for success
ELC
£250 PRIZE WINNER! On course for success
… that’s Anthony Clarke, our first Quest quarterly £250 prize winner. Thanks to his already impressive haul of qualifications he stands out as a shining example of how to use all the educational opportunities available to you while serving in order to prepare for a successful second career on leaving. Here’s his story so far …
Boost your prospects while serving
ELC
Boost your prospects while serving
How your ELC can benefit both you and your 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.
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.
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
Are you eligible for ELC?
ELC
Are you eligible for ELC?
Take a look at the eligibility rules to find out …
Standard Learning Credits
SLC
Standard Learning Credits
The SLC scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs
Individual Resettlement Training Cost (IRTC)
IRTC
Individual Resettlement Training Cost (IRTC)
The IRTC grant exists to help towards the cost of resettlement training through the CTP or external training providers.
ELC: Making an application
ELC
ELC: Making an application
Your step-by-step guide to claiming your ELC funding
Looking for  a new start?
ELCLoans
Looking for a new start?
Follow your dream with an Access to HE Diploma
No longer serving?
ELC
No longer serving?
How to claim your ELC if you have left the Service.
ELC dos and don’ts
ELC
ELC dos and don’ts
A simple guide to the common mistakes and how to avoid them.
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
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

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Bespoke Professional Development and Training Ltd (BePro) | Distance Learning
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Southampton Solent University | Business Studies
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International
Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London | Distance Learning
The Blizard Institute is home to a lively postgraduate community, and its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes are led by experts and informed by the latest research. We offer courses both in-house and through Distance Learning, with The Blizard Institute having the largest proportion of distance learning courses found within Queen Mary University of London. We have a wide range of PGT courses run by several of our Centres within the Blizard, which focus on knowledge, theory, research methodology and practical application.
Greater London

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