Ministry of Defence Launch ELCAS funding

 

 

 

We are pleased to advise that the new Ofqual Level 3 Diplomas in Commercial Locksmith and Property Security and Automotive Locksmiths and Vehicle Security, have been approved for the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

 

The MOD’s ELCAS tuition funding promotes lifelong learning for Armed Forces personnel, providing financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each academic year, for a maximum of three separate financial years. ELC funding is available for pursuit of higher-level learning on courses which result in a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 or above on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

CORGI Fenestration registered centre, Train Locksmiths, has been approved as a provider for the funded qualifications.

Eligibility

First, you must already be registered to become a Scheme Member and have accrued a sufficient amount of service before you can submit a claim. If you are still serving, speak to your local Education Staff as they will be able to check your entitlement for you. However, if you have left the forces, please contact ELCAS as they can make the appropriate checks. Please remember, you must be able to provide a completed Course Evaluation document to enable your claim to be processed. Without this, your claim will not be processed, and funding will be unavailable as a result.

How to Apply?

Service Personnel

For service personnel wishing to claim funding, please note the following requirements:

  • Fully completed claim form.
  • Full information regarding the course you wish to undertake, including details of your registration date where applicable.
  • On receipt of your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN), you must present it to your chosen Learning Provider before the course is due to start.

Submit your claim to your Education Staff (in paper or electronic format) a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date.

 Service Leaver

To claim funding when you are no longer in service, your application must include the following:

Fully completed claim form Evidence of your last day of Service e.g. copy of your discharge document, copy of P45 terminating employment, document stamped by regiment confirming leaving date. RAF Personnel can request proof of service from the RAF Disclosures team by completing the DPA SAR form at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-subject-access-request-form.

ID documents must accompany the completed form. But contact the Single Service Representative below Michael.Quainton100@mod.gov.uk before applying.

You will need:

  • Discharge date. Army Personnel can request details of discharge dates from the JPAC Enquiry Centre. Tel: 0800 085 3600.
  • Utility bill showing your home address.
  • Full information regarding the course you wish to undertake, including details of your registration date where applicable.
  • Completion and submission of course evaluation form for all previous ELC funded courses via the Member’s Area.

Submit with your claim via post/electronic (Member’s Area) to your Single Service Representative (address details below) a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date.

For further guidance regarding your ELCAS funding please visit www.enhancedlearningcredits.com, or to discuss the suitability of the courses and find which one if right for you, please contact trainlocksmiths.co.uk

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