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Reducing the cost of IT and cyber training for Service leavers and veterans

Reducing the cost of IT and cyber training for Service leavers and veterans

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20 Apr, 2020

ELCAS Approved Provider BluescreenIT has launched its new BIT ELCAS Plus programme to enable Service leavers and MoD veterans to increase their learning weeks beyond their ELC resettlement credit limits.

Under the programme, BluescreenIT has pulled together a list of leading IT technical training courses that have been heavily discounted to help individuals benefit from big savings of up to £1,750 on major industry certification training courses like CISSP.

The programme was designed to fill the gap between the courses currently available via ELCAS and popular industry shorter technical courses that are not – often priced out of reach for resettlement individuals. These courses include Windows 10, Mac, Agile, CompTIA, Scrum Master, Server 2016, CISSP, CISM and ITIL, to name a few.

Says Sam Snowdon, BluescreenIT’s chief marketing officer, ‘Working in the resettlement market for 16 years, BluescreenIT has made it its mission to increase the number of shorter more affordable technical courses available, with a real focus on being 100% instructor-led and exclusively priced to suit those in resettlement. There are plenty of quality online training options out there we can and do use where appropriate, but we wanted to offer the real deal, with as much live instructing as possible at a price we all can accept, and that gives the end-user the best training experience.

‘We have some exciting offerings, delivered by the bank of masterclass instructors we have on board. We will continue to build on these and find more instructors across the various technical fields to broaden our offer further, and increase the pool of IT and cyber training available to our students.

‘Jac Hughes, who served in the Royal Navy and is the founder of Everyday Agile, is our first instructor who has come on board and will be delivering courses such as Scrum Master, Agile Foundation, Product Ownership and Kanban, both now and as we grow the programme.’

Jac continues: ‘This is an exciting opportunity to support Service leavers, further their careers, and utilise my training to achieve industry certification I have successfully used in my past to support my MoD transition into the commercial world. The BIT ELCAS Plus Package programme provides a platform for independent trainers like me to play a bigger part in the resettlement training community by helping to reduce the cost of certs to Service leavers and MoD veterans transitioning or upskilling, as I have done.’

The programme is open to all MoD Service leavers or veterans looking at self-funding alongside their ELCAS or IRTC credits, interested in receiving 100% instructor-led training to support them in achieving more industry certification, including NCSC-accredited training, boosting the number of specialist technical skills they gain between ELCAS financial years to accelerate their careers when they transition. Service leavers and veterans can access the discounts when they book both their ELCAS courses and BIT ELCAS Plus options together.

In light of COVID-19, all training is currently being delivered virtually as the world continues its battle with the disease. To ensure individuals receive the same experience of attending the classroom, BluescreenIT has invested considerably in audio and visual technology to provide a full immersive experience, and will throw in one of its branded Americano mugs to keep you hydrated throughout!

To find out more about the ELCAS Plus programme and to see what is on offer, click here or call the ELCAS booking team on 01752 724000. To see the training options under the new BIT ELCAS Plus programme, click here

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