ELCAS Courses

The CPC Part 4 course will cover the initial CPC which is a practical, ‘show me’, ‘tell me’. On the day of your test, you will receive 2.5 hours of training which will cover all elements of the practical test. Our ELCAS Driver CPC Part 4 course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Our Driver CPC certificate or professional competence provides each student with a full 35 hours of CPC training which will contribute to your overall CPC hours. Our ELCAS Driver CPC Certificate of Professional Competence course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Our ELCAS approved LGV 2 Cat C course will train you to drive, maintain and securely couple the trailer of a full arctic lorry throughout your 17.5 hours of training. Our ELCAS LGV Rigid (Cat C) Licence Training & Test course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Upgrade your Category C HGV licence to become a full LGV 1 Category C+E licenced driver. Our ELCAS approved LGV Artic Cat C+E course will train you to drive, maintain and securely couple the trailer of a full arctic lorry. Our ELCAS LGV Artic (Cat C+E) Licence Training & Test course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
This LGV course will provide each student with 17.5 hours of training and will provide the knowledge and practical experience and confidence in preparation for their test. Our ELCAS LGV Artic (Cat C+E) Licence Training & Test with Retest course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Train to become an artic lorry driver with our ELCAS LGV 1 Car to C+E training course. If you already have a car licence and are looking to train for your LGV Class 1 licence, then our fast-track car to C+E driver training packages will be ideal. Our ELCAS LGV Car to C+E Artic Licence Training & Test course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Under the European Agreement on ADR, drivers of vehicles with tanks and certain tank components, and some drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages, must hold a special vocational certificate, sometimes referred to informally as an ‘ADR Certificate’. All drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods must attend an approved basic ADR training course. Our ELCAS ADR Vocational Certificate course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-service men or women.
Class 1 course will cover the transportation of explosives while the Class 7 course will cover the transporting of radioactive materials by road in the UK and Europe. Our ELCAS ADR Vocational Training Certificate Including Classes 1 & 7 courses allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Embarking upon a career as a transport manager within the road haulage industry, you will be required to hold a national/international CPC qualification. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to pass the examination. Our ELCAS CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.
Our NRLI (National Register of LGV Instructors) course provides each student with the opportunity to train to become an NRLI accredited HGV/LGV instructor. As an approved centre we provide the vehicles to train in, an on-site reversing area, classroom facilities and highly experienced, qualified instructors. Below you can find the course stages you would need to take to become an approved LGV Instructor. Our ELCAS National Register of LGV Instructors course allows you to use your ELCAS credits to undertake this course. Each ELCAS course is approved by ELCAS for us to provide to current or ex-servicemen or women.

What is ELCAS?

Enhanced Learning Credits at 2 Start Training, An Approved ELCAS Training Provider

The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme provides financial assistance to active serving personnel and service leavers of the Armed Forces.  Financial assistance in the form of an upfront payment for a maximum of 3 separate financial years is available to pay for higher-level learning.  Courses must be level three or above on the National Qualification Framework (NFQ) in the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland or a level 6 or higher on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF)

All Service Personnel (SP) currently in service will be auto-enrolled to be eligible for both schemes, as will future Service Personnel on completion of Phase 1 training.

2 Start are an approved learning provider of the ELCAS and we can help you to prepare for life in civilian employment by enabling you to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in preparation for a new career outside the Armed Forces.

How much am I entitled to?

Lower Tier

You can claim up to £1000.00 per financial year if you have accumulated 6 years* of eligible service.

*Please note that from April 2017, the qualifying service required for lower tier payments increased from 4 to 6 years. SP who have already accumulated 4 years qualifying service before 1 April 2017 will keep their entitlement to use lower tier payments

Higher Tier

You can claim up to £2000.00 per financial year if you have accumulated 8 years or more of eligible service.

Post service access to ELC Courses

A new ELC payment has been created which is a single payment of up to £3000 for those with 6 or more years of qualifying service completed on or after 1 Apr 2016, which will count as all 3 payments.

Wounded, Injured or Sick (WIS)

Personnel leaving after 1 April 2016, access will be reduced to 5 years.

Those who left between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2016 (both dates inclusive) will have until 31 March 2021 to use ELC.

Anyone who left before 1 April 2011 will retain 10 years of post-service access.

If you were wounded, injured or sick (WIS) or Medically discharged before reaching the four-year eligible service then you may still be eligible to claim ELC’s.

What can you use ELC’s for?

You can claim up to £1000 (Lower Tier) or £2000.00 (Higher Tier) 3 times per financial year (31st March-1st April) towards qualifying courses. ELC’s can be used for up to 80% of a course, you have to cover the remaining 20% yourself.

ELC’s cannot be used towards travel, subsistence, accommodation, meals, equipment or course materials or where additional fees apply.

ELCAS Approved Training Provider

Procedures for claimants no longer in service.

Please note that the following information must be submitted with your claim by either post/electronic (Members Area) to your Single Service Representative a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date.

  • Fully completed claim form
  • Evidence of your last day of service which can be one of the following:
    • Copy of your discharge document
    • Copy of P45 terminating employment, document stamped by regiment confirming leaving date
    • A copy of utility bill showing your home address
    • Full information about the course that you wish to undertake and include details of your registration date where applicable.
    • Completion and submission of course evaluation form for all previous ELC funded courses via the members area.

ELCAS Claim Forms

This form has 5 sections.

All sections of the form have to be completed prior to submission, incomplete forms will be returned.

Part 1 – Your personal details (completed by you)
Part 2 – Requested activity (completed by 2 Start Ltd)
Part 3 – Individual Declarations (completed by you)
Part 4 – Authorisation by your line manager (only to be completed for serving personnel) this can remain blank if you have left the forces
Part 5 – Authorisation by Education staff – on successful application approval you will be issued with an ELC CAN authorisation note, this will need to be emailed to Daisy Udy at daisy@2start-training.com.

At this stage you will need to be ready to pay your 20% course contribution. Once the personal contribution has been made, 2 Start Ltd will issue you with your course joining instructions.

Download the Form

MOD Form 1746

Form of agreement for civilian work attachment or external training for a member of the Armed Forces.

This form will release in advance a maximum of 80% of your £534 IRTC grant or 80% of the course fees, whichever is the lesser of the sum

Download the Form

MOD Form 1748

Attendance at CWA/CTA confirmation and claim form. This form is to be used on completion of a civilian work attachment or undertaking external training in order to claim a refund of fees under the IRTC Scheme.

This form will enable you to claim back the other 20% on finishing your training courses; you will need a stamp and signature from the training provider along with a proof of payment receipt.

Download the Form

Further Reading

Read more about ELCAS in our brochure, click the link to download.