Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS)

Inverness College UHI is a partner college in the MoD's Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC) to train anyone involved with the armed forces.

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCS) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

ELCS funding is only available for higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), at level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification.

There are several stages to the ELCS process.

  • First you must register to become a Scheme Member and accrue a sufficient amount of service before you can submit a claim
  • Have a look through the courses available on the Inverness College UHI website and select a course. If you are unsure whether this meets the higher level learning criteria (level three or above), then give us a call.
  • You must complete and submit an ELCS claim, approved by an authorised Education Staff if you are in service or your Single Service Representative if you are out of service. For further details regarding claiming out of service, ex-service personnel should visit the ELCAS website
  • Finally, you must complete your Course Evaluation Form via the website. Please note that further claims cannot be processed until evaluation forms are received for all previous courses (even those still underway).


Please note: You must ensure that you are able to demonstrate the level of the course to your Education Staff/Single Service Representative when asking them to authorise your claim.

More information is available on the ELCAS website