ELCAS Courses – Thermal Imaging Training2018-07-20T12:42:00+00:00

iRed is proud to be a registered ELCAS provider.

As a registered ELCAS provider, servicemen can receive financial contribution from the MoD to attend our accredited thermal imaging courses.


The ELC (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme itself provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

ELC funding is only available within the pursuit of higher level learning, and must therefore yield a nationally recognised qualification.

To register using your ELCAS credits you must first sign-in to the ELCAS website using your learner account details. From here, you can either search for iRed in the ELCAS providers list, or click the link below:


After going through the registration process, you will be issued with a CAN number and receive confirmation of your credits. Then all you have to do is send both of these to us and we can then register you for any of our ELCAS eligible courses.

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Applicable Courses

Delegates can use their ELCAS credits on the following courses:

Thermography Category 1

4 Days | £1400.00 ex. VAT

Designed to deliver the essential skills and knowledge requried for basic thermal imaging. Optional certification to ISO 18436 standards.

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Building Thermography Category 1

5 Days | £1700.00 ex. VAT

Thermal imaging course designed for surveying domestic properties. Optional ISO 6781 certification available.

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Building Thermography Category 2

5 Days | £1700.00 ex. VAT

Enables delegates to lead a team of thermographers in the surveying of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

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Electromechanical Thermography Category 2

5 Days | £1700.00 ex. VAT

Specialist thermal imaging course for undertaking advanced fault-finding and establishing condition monitoring programmes.

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Courses under the ELCAS scheme are ideal for service leavers looking to expand their skills and knowledge within the field of infrared thermography and remote inspection.

As an ELCAS training provider, service personnel can receive financial support from the MoD that covers the cost of a course.

Personnel claiming for Enhanced Learning Credits must first register to become a Scheme Member. Once registered, delegates can then submit a claim for ELCAS funding. For further information on scheme registration, visit http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/

For further information on our courses, including course start dates and topics, visit the respective course pages or get in touch to speak to a member of our education staff.

Unfortunately, we don’t currently provide distance learning options.

iRed training courses are delivered by industry experts, each with many years of teaching experience.

Our instructors have delivered hundreds of accredited thermal imaging courses, seminars, workshops and presentations since 2002. Courses have been delivered to multi-national organisations, global brands, universities, local authorities and small businesses throughout the world.

By working closely with leading educational institutions such as the University of Portsmouth, we’re able to ensure our courses are are constantly up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices from industry.

To find out more about our instructors, visit ired.ac.uk/instructors

The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme is governed by the JSP 822: Defence Direction and Guidance for Training and Education publication, which states the following:

The MOD promotes lifelong learning among members of the Armed Forces, and this is encouraged through the Learning Credit schemes.  The Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme helps eligible Service personnel (SP) or Leavers (SL) with the cost of learning.  The Scheme allows a single award in each of a maximum of three separate Financial Years, or a single aggregated lower tier award.  ELCs may be claimed for learning which is an integral part, and results in the cost effective achievement, of a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above.  The ELC scheme permits Regular SP to pursue their personal development, both during their Service and generally for 5 years after discharge, subject to the eligibility criteria being met.  This Defence Direction explains the rules of the ELC Scheme as it applies to SP.  All SP eligible to receive ELC support are required to adhere to this Direction.  The rules of the ELC Scheme are based on legislation.

(A level and equivalent) and above as defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent higher level qualification.  The QCF is being replaced by the Regulated Qualifications Framework  (RQF) from 1 Oct 15.  Ofqual expect the QCF will expire on 31 Dec 17.

University of Portsmouth Thermal Imaging Training
“Thank you for your fantastic talk to our students. The feedback of your talk was great and students really enjoyed it. Some of them have already asked me about possibilities of doing projects with iRed.”
Dr. Hooshyar Assadullahi, University of Portsmouth
TATA Steel iRed Thermal Imaging Client
“Thank you for one of the most effective courses I have attended. It was greatly appreciated the way you tailored the course to suit the knowledge, skills and experience of your attendees.”
Neil Eccles, Tata Steel
Cardiff Metropolitan University
“I was very impressed by the approach developed by iRed for producing high resolution thermal images and it has encouraged me to read thermal images in a whole new way. I would highly recommend the training to others.”
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“Fantastic course, instructed by some of the most knowledgeable people in industry. Both theory based and vocational, it’s a great mix of both.”
Robert Wade, Condor Ferries

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