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.
About ELCAS Courses
iRed is an approved and funded provider of resettlement courses for the armed forces. As a registered ELC provider, we provide a range of training for members of the armed forces interested in starting a new career in thermal imaging or drone operations.
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.
ELCAS Funding for Armed Forces
Our learning advisors have been working in partnership with ELCAS and the MoD for many years, and are highly experienced in helping applicants choose the right course for them.
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 here.
Then all you have to do is send in your letter (“Claim Authorisation Note”) from ELCAS and we can register you on any of our ELCAS eligible courses.
Use Your ELCAS Credits Online
To use your Enhanced Learning Credits on one of our approved courses, visit the course page and select ‘book now’ on your desired dates. Complete the booking form, and select ‘ELCAS Credits’ in the payment options. Once completed, this will reserve your seat on the course and a learning advisor will be in touch to confirm your CAN number and eligibility.
“ELCAS courses are an excellent way to acquire new skills and knowledge for resettlement after the armed forces. Enhanced Learning Credits can be used on many of our courses, enabling those leaving the armed forces to start a new career in either thermal imaging or drone operations.”
How to use your ELCAS credits
ELCAS credits are available for serving personnel and service leavers that have completed more than six years of eligible service*. The minimum amount of funding available is £1,000 per claim, with the maximum being £2,000 per claim (dependent on the amount of years served).
Upon booking a course, applicants may be required to pay any remaining course costs that have not been covered by ELC funding.
*Only service accumulated since the 1st April 2000 may be counted as eligible service for the purpose of the ELC Scheme.
Apply for ELCAS Credits
Apply for your credits online on the ELCAS website. To apply for an iRed course, search for ELC Provider No. 4646.
After being issued with a claim number (CAN) from ELCAS, book one of our courses online and select ‘ELCAS Credits’ as the payment option.
Send us your confirmation
Once you’ve reserved a place on a course online, send us a copy of your ELCAS confirmation via email to [email protected]
Invoice for remainder
For any outstanding balance, we’ll send you an invoice for your ‘personal contribution’, which is due before the start of the course.
For further guidance, please contact your Single Service Representative (SSR).
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“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.”
“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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