ELCAS – Enhanced Learning Credits

What is ELCAS?

If you are a current or ex-military personnel, you may be able to claim financial aid to help cover the cost of your studies.

The Enhanced Learning Credit scheme can be used to fund up to 80% of the cost of your studies, providing you are studying an approved qualification at level 3 or above.

As an approved learning provider, many of our courses can be funded through the ELCAS scheme.
ELCAS – Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services

The amount of funding you can claim is dependent on the number of years you have served in the armed forces.

Typically, funding is broken down into two tiers:

Lower Tier: If you have served at least 6 years in the armed forces, you are able to claim a maximum of £1000 per year (for up to 3 years). If you completed your 6 years’ service on/after 1st April 2016 you can claim a single payment of up to £3000.

Higher Tier: If you have served at least 8 years in the armed forces, you are normally able to claim a maximum of £2000 per year (for up to 3 years).

Please Note: ELCAS funding can only be used to fund a maximum of 80% of your studies. Please contact ELCAS directly for exact funding requirement.

ReAct Redundancy Funding for Training

What is ReAct?

If you reside in Wales and have been made redundant or unemployed, you may be eligible for financial assistance towards gaining a professional qualification.

The ReAct programme is aimed at supporting individuals to gain new skills to overcome the barriers to employment and re-enter the workplace.

If you are looking to study a professional qualification with Oxford College of Marketing, you may be able to fund it through the ReAct scheme.
ReAct Plus Funding

To apply for ReAct funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Welsh resident
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Short term unemployed
  • Able to complete your course within 12 months

If you meet the above criteria, you may be able to apply for a training grant of up to £1500 to use towards studying a professional qualification.

Please Note: For exact funding requirements and/or to submit a funding application, please contact ReAct directly.

Iprovision 75 Fund

If you are interested in studying a CIPR qualification, but come from a financially or socially disadvantaged background, the Iprovision 75 Fund can help cover the costs of your training. The 75 Fund provides grants to cover costs associated with either short-term or long-term training, as well as books, online resources, and travel.

The 75 Fund has been designed to support CIPR members at all levels but aims to particularly help early-stage and returning career professionals. The grants are not fixed in amount; each application will be assessed individually by the Iprovision Trustees.

There are four application windows per year:

  • 1st April to 15th May
  • 1st July to 15th August
  • 1st October to 15th November
  • 1st January to 15th February

Applicants are notified of a decision within 3 weeks from the closing date of the application window applied to.

Iprovision 75 Fund

To apply for the 75 Fund, you must:

  • Be a member of the CIPR or be willing to join as part of the process
  • Intend to pursue a career in public relations
  • Have identified your training needs
  • Be unable to fund the costs through employment or savings (some evidence is required)
  • Be unable to get full funding from an employer or other sponsor
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