SLC Standard Learning Credits

Funding for learning in the Armed Forces

//SLC Standard Learning Credits

The Standard Learning Credits scheme allows service personnel to claim funding for learning. These credits are specifically designed for multiple, small-scale learning activities.

SLCs can be combined with IRTC (Individual Resettlement Training Costs) for those leaving the Armed Forces; however, they cannot be used with ELCs (Enhanced Learning Credits).

How to apply for SLCs

In order to claim for funding, you must be enrolled on the SLC scheme prior to applying for the learning activity. You must complete an application form (MOD Form 1950) before starting the course; this form is to be signed by both your line manager and education staff.

The course/activity has to be proven to directly benefit the Service (unless it is in preparation for resettlement) and must be shown to help your development or resettlement. External courses must lead to or facilitate the award of nationally recognised qualifications as defined in the following sources:

  • The National Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ)
  • The current edition of British Qualifications or British Vocational Qualifications
  • The National Academic Recognition Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC)
  • The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Directory

Distance learning courses can be funded under SLC providing that the unit Education Officer or appropriate single service authority approves.

SLCs allow you to claim 80% of the course fee up to a maximum of £175 per financial year. This gives you a total of £240 (including your 20% personal contribution) to spend on learning activities. The annual allowance cannot be carried forward or used for previous years. You can make more than one SLC claim in each financial year providing the maximum credit (£175) has not been exceeded. You can claim your refund once proof has been received that you have completed the learning.

Why use your SLCs?

Our courses lead to a nationally recognised qualification which is required to receive SLC funding. SLCs cannot be transferred to another year or used retrospectively. They allow you to complete lifelong training at a discounted price.

How will these training courses help your career?

Our courses are internationally recognised, making the qualification relevant no matter where you go. We can discuss your professional history in the Armed Forces to ensure that our courses build on the skills you have already acquired. Lean Six Sigma is now present in many companies so knowledge of the methodology is becoming increasingly important. Having a qualification in Lean Six Sigma can aid any industry and sector, so can benefit you within your Armed Forces career and beyond.

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