WHAT IS THE ENHANCED LEARNING CREDIT (ELC) SCHEME?
The ELC scheme is designed for members of the Armed Forces and provides financial support for higher-level training courses. Seiber Limited is an ELCAS Approved Training Provider (ELC Provider Number 10968) and therefore we are able to support individuals looking to access financial support under the scheme.
*Please note* whilst Seiber Limited is an ELCAS Approved Training Provider, not all of our courses can be supported by the scheme. ELC funding is currently available on the following options;
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ELC funding breakdown
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - £2900 (inc. VAT)
ELCAS Grant: £2000 (Maximum amount)
Student Contribution: £900
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager - £2400 (inc. VAT)
ELCAS Grant: £1920 (80%)
Student Contribution: £480 (20%)
ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control - £2640 (inc. VAT)
ELCAS Grant: £2000 (Maximum amount)
Student Contribution: £640
Note: Food and accommodation is not included in this price (see below). Those in resettlement may be able to offset their Student Contribution with the IRTC grant.
In accordance with ELCAS rules and learning provider obligations, food and accommodation is not included in the above costs.
We appreciate that finding the right course for you, whatever stage of research you are at, is an overwhelming process. If you'd like any more information, we'd love to chat. Send us a message below or give the team a call on 03335774845.
Claiming from the ELC Scheme
To claim Enhanced Learning Credits funding you are required to complete the required length of eligible service. This must be completed prior to applying to attend any course of study.
Before being eligible to make an ELC claim, individual scheme members must have completed not less than four years eligible service to claim at the lower tier of funding (up to £1,000 per claim instalment) and eight years service for the higher tier (up to £2,000 per claim instalment). Only service accumulated since 1 April 2000 may be counted as eligible service for the purposes of the ELC scheme.
You are entitled to make three ELC claims in total, however, you can only make one claim per financial year (1 April – 31 March) but can also claim up to ten years after leaving the services.
Claimants are required to pay a minimum of 20% of the course fee for each ELC claim and the MOD will fund the remainder up to the claimant's tier limit.
Retrospective ELC claims are not permitted, claim forms must be received by ELCAS at least 25 clear working days prior to the course start date/registration date. You must ensure that you have enough time to receive the Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) to present to your chosen ELCAS Approved Training Provider before the course starts.
It is important that you do not set up a loan/credit agreement for the full amount under any circumstances.
Do not pay a deposit before you receive your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN).
The ELC process
Register to become a Scheme Member. You must accrue a sufficient amount of service before you can submit a claim. See ELCAS for further details.
Submit an enquiry to Seiber Limited for one of the above courses and receive the details needed for your claim form.
Complete an ELC claim form, Note. You must gain approval from 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 read the following guidance. Submit form to ELCAS.
ELCAS will then check your eligibility for funding and, if approved, will send you a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN)
Once you have received your CAN, forward to Seiber Limited who can then enrol you onto the course and require your student contribution (20%). YOU MUST submit your CAN to Seiber Limited to successfully enrol on the course.
Finally, upon completion of the programme, you must complete a Course Evaluation Form via the ELCAS website.
2023 / 2024 dates
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 10th to Friday 14th June 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 21st to Friday 25th October 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 16th to Friday 20th December 2024
Virtual - Monday 4th to Thursday 7th December 2023
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 8th to Thursday 11th January 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd March 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st May 2024
Hybrid (London / Virtual) - Monday 1st to Thursday 4th July 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 16th to Thursday 19th September 2024
Hybrid (London / Virtual) - Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd November 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 11th to Thursday 14th March 2024
Hybrid (London / Virtual) - Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July 2024
Hybrid (Manchester / Virtual) - Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th December 2024
Further dates available upon request. We aim to publish dates at least 3 months in advance of a course running.