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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:

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
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.
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.
Are you eligible for ELC?
ELC
Are you eligible for ELC?
Take a look at the eligibility rules to find out …
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.
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
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
Boost your prospects while serving
ELC
Boost your prospects while serving
How your ELC can benefit both you and your Service
ELC: Making an application
ELC
ELC: Making an application
Your step-by-step guide to claiming your ELC funding
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 …
ELC dos and don’ts
ELC
ELC dos and don’ts
A simple guide to the common mistakes and how to avoid them.
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.
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
£250 PRIZE WINNER! On course  for success
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£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 …
Standard Learning Credits
SLC
Standard Learning Credits
The SLC scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs
No longer serving?
ELC
No longer serving?
How to claim your ELC if you have left the Service.
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma
ELCLoans
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma
It’s never too late for a second chance......thanks to the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Even if you left school without the necessary qualifications, it could still be your ticket to HE

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