What is ELCAS Funding?
If you are a current or ex military personnel then you can benefit from ELCAS funding to kick start your new career in the fitness industry. We are proud to be an Approved Training Provider.
The scheme is available for all current and ex military members, designed to support members of the Armed Forces progress into new successful new careers. The funding available rises depending on years served. The scheme supplies members with an upfront payment grant, which you can use to complete accredited nationally recognised qualifications.
The nationally recognised funding is available at Level 3 and above, which means our Level 3 Personal Training Diploma, Level 3 Gym Instructing & Personal Training Diploma, Level 3 Specialist Diploma and our Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma are all eligible for funding.
How to confirm ELCAS Funding & Book Your Course?
- Step 1 is to contact a member of our team to discuss your course options and choice of study. Our learner support team will be able to help answer any questions you have about your course choice, study options and explain the steps to confirm your course funding grant. You can contact our team on live chat online or via phone, email, or through the contact us form on our website. You can also book a call directly at a time that suits you here
- Step 2 – To apply for your funding, you must first become a Scheme Member by registering with ELCAS. To register, you must approach your local Individual Education and Resettlement Officer (IERO), who will give you access to the ELCAS members page. Your IERO can also provide you with an ELC form, submit the completed form via the membership page of the ELCAS website.
- Step 3 – Send full details of your choose course to ELCAS. ELCAS will ask for your specific course details, at stage one our learner support team will have already given you all key information like the full Qualification title, course duration, and course level. If you require any other details we can support you and we will be happy to happy you. At stage one the learner support team will also have given you a direct business mobile number for your assigned learner support team member at The Fitness Group. You will be able to call them directly, drop them a text or a WhatsApp to ask any questions at any time – both now and when you are completing your course with us.
- Step 4 – Send your Claim Authorisation Note to us before your course starts. After you have followed steps 1-3 your application for funding will be processed by ELCAS and you will receive funding and your Claim Authorisation Note. This serves as proof that your course fees have been paid by the Ministry of Defence. Simply send us the Claim Authorisation note by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember your assigned Learner Support Team Member is there to help you should you need to clarify anything.
I Have Left The Military – How Do I Book My Course?
Even if you have left the military you can still make a claim for 5 years after your leave date. As with current members, you can one claim per financial year. However, if you have served between 6-8 years, you are eligible to aggregate all three of your claims together, into one total claim.
You will then follow the same steps as a serving member to confirm your funding. At step 2 & 3 the ELCAS team will ask for a few additional bits of information like evidence of your last day of service. This can be in the form of your p45 or your discharge letter. You will also be asked to provide a headed letter like a utility or council tax bill that shows your home address.
The Fitness Group Promise
At The Fitness Group all of our Personal Trainer & fitness courses are certified by Active IQ, the UK’s leading awarding body and are internationally recognised qualifications that meet REPs, CIMSPA & UK Active standards. They are all also internationally recognised.
We provide the very best fitness education experience for our students. Our ethos is centred on you, we are the UK’s leader in fitness education and online support, our students are at the heart of everything we do and this is what separates us from everyone else.
We have locations throughout the UK which offer full-time, part-time and supported online study options. If you study online you can submit your practical assessments via video or you can book in for face to face tutor support. What makes us different is the guarantee that you will receive an industry leading qualification coupled with unmatched support every step of the way throughout your journey. We go above and beyond on service – you will have direct access to your own Learner Support Team Member and your own assigned tutor.
We also enhance our syllabus to include free courses like Business Skills, Career Support, compound lifting workshops on our PT Courses and a range of free CPDs when you study any of our courses.
You can choose to study with online study, part-time study or full-time study. With the Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma you will study all theory and coursework online and then book in for face to face practical support sessions with our Sports Massage Tutors.
Job Interview Guarantee
We provide CV support and arrange job interviews for our students. We also incorporate business skills workshops into our courses so our students leave ready to pursue a successful career. All students receive free access to our Skills Hub platform where they can access Free CPD Courses and our Graduate Toolkit to aid business start-up.
Read our Graduate Reviews on Trust Pilot below. We also have more reviews on our website testimonials page here too.
Great – I want to Book on – Lets Get Started!
Your next step is to contact a member of our team to discuss your course options and choice of study. Our learner support team will be able to help answer any questions you have about your course choice, study options and explain the steps to confirm your course funding grant. You can contact our team on live chat online or you can book a call directly into our calendar here