SHEilds & Enhanced Learning Credits
SHEilds have been an Enhanced Learning Credits Approved Supplier since 2006. Our Registration No. is 2396. All of SHEilds eLearning and classroom courses (i.e. including NEBOSH \ IOSH qualifications) are eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits funding.
About the ELC Scheme
The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an educational initiative to complement the Standard Learning Credits Scheme (SLC) by the UK MOD. The Scheme provides financial support to eligible Service personnel who wish to enhance their educational or vocational achievements at Level 3 or above.
ELCs are available in two tiers: The Lower Tier has a level of up to £1,000 per annum and the Upper Tier a level of up to £2,000 per annum. These amounts may be claimed as a single payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. Each eligible claimant may make a total of 3 claims. These may include claims in both the lower and upper tier but not exceed 3 claims in total.
The Scheme is based upon the principle that individuals will make a personal contribution toward the cost of their learning. The ELC contribution may be up to 80% of the gross course value. Applicants will also be responsible for paying for food, accommodation, course books, material, travel and subsistence. Claimants are reminded that they should not part with any money until they have received their Claim Authorisations Note.
ELC Membership & Guidance
Their website, www.enhancedlearningcredits.com contains guidance with regard to applying for Scheme Membership and subsequently claiming an ELC. However, before submitting an application or claim for an ELC please refer to your Education Staff and to Defence Council Instruction (DCI) reference ‘DCI JS 30/04’ The Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme – Sponsorship of Service Personnel for Personal Development. It is essential that you do this in order to obtain a full understanding of the eligibility criteria, both for yourself and for any development activity.
For specific details, please check the ELC Join Service Publication Policy document.