Designed to help members of the Armed Forces gain qualifications upon leaving their role, Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) provide financial assistance, with up to three payments being given to subsidise the cost of any suitable training programme.

Promoting lifelong learning, ELCs are available for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualifications, which include:

  • Level Three or above qualifications on England and Wales’s National Qualification Framework (NQF)
  • Level Six or above qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SQCF)
  • For overseas qualifications, an approved, international equivalent

With all ELC applications needing to be made through the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS), for further information on applying, contact ELCAS directly on 0845 3005179, at or by visiting

For advice on ELCs in relation to the electrical courses offered at British Gas Training, you can contact us here.