Enhanced Learning Credits

Darlington College is a member of the Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC).  The ELC Scheme is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces, providing financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

There are several stages to the ELC 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 Darlington College website and select a course ensuring that it meets the higher level learning criteria (level three or above).  If you are unsure whether the course meets this criteria please give us a call on 01325 503050
  • You must complete and submit an ELC claim, approved by authorised Education Staff if you are in the 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 ELCAS website.  Please note that further claims cannot be processed until evaluation forms are received for all previous courses (even those still underway)

Full information can be found on the ELCAS website: