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How to use your ELC funding

How to use your ELC funding

NEWS

20 Jan, 2017

When your claim’s approved, there’s a big choice of what to spend your funding on

ELC are available for full or part-time study for a qualification at level 3 or above, as defined on the National Qualifications Framework/Regulated Qualifications Framework (NQF/RQF),* with an organisation on the approved providers list held by ELCAS and viewable at www.enhancedlearningcredits.com It could be an A-level, or an NVQ 3 or equivalent award. You may also use ELC to fund anything above that, too, like university modules or nationally recognised diplomas. This might include:

  • foundation degrees
  • postgraduate qualifications
  • other academic qualifications
  • professional self-development
  • accreditation of prior learning
  • vocational training
  • registration and accreditation fees
  • sports qualifications
  • overseas qualifications
  • resettlement training (during last two years of service only).

To find out more about accessing higher-level study in particular, take a look at our feature on page 20.

Choosing a course

Before deciding on a course, you should consider:

  • its relevance to your personal development plan
  • your ability to undertake it
  • likely disruptions to Service requirements
  • the flexibility of the study method.

* The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is replacing the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) from 1 October 2015 onwards. Ofqual expects the QCF to expire on 31 December 2017.

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