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27 May, 2021

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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