SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is encouraging all UK nationals from the Armed Forces community to complete their...
Help yourself – and your Service
Using your ELC wisely while still in uniform won’t just boost your future prospects, it will benefit your Service too.
The main purpose of ELC is to encourage serving personnel to pursue learning that benefits both themselves and the Armed Forces. This is to comply with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) rules, which state that any money provided for your personal development has to be of immediate benefit to both the Armed Forces and the individual.
The best of both worlds is offered by those courses that will benefit your own career and promotion prospects in the Services – and ultimately help you find employment on leaving – as well as offering a benefit to the Service while you remain in uniform.
Some of the areas of education that your Service role might require, but that are also highly likely to prove useful once you leave the Forces, could include accountancy and management qualifications, or courses related to health and safety, and facilities or project management, for instance. Depending on your Service role, you could find yourself in a position to embark on a range of studies that will turn out to have a very useful crossover into the civilian workplace when the time comes for you to make the transition. A great many study and training areas are likely to serve you well in future – not forgetting the benefit to your Service branch now, of course!
The Military Wives Choirs received part of a grant awarded to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by the Department for...
BeaverFit, the leading manufacturer of military outdoor fitness equipment and container gyms, has unveiled its...
Case Studies See all
Chris Oakes - Master At Arms
Captain, Master At Arms (MAA), Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC)
‘I joined the Army in 1986 and, after ten years with 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, transferred into the Army Physical Training Corps. Here I enjoyed a full career helping Service men...Read more »
Building trades Q&A with Able Seaman Specialist, Liam McGoughRead more »