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Once your ELC claim has been approved, you’ll find plenty of study and training course choices open to you …
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 on its website
The qualification you choose could take the form of an A-level or an equivalent award. You may also use ELC to fund anything above that level 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 HE-focused feature
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.
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