Military Approved Courses (ELCAS)

Elcas Credits

Leadership, discipline, professionalism and fitness are traits that almost all military personnel possess which, is why a career in the Diving Industry seems like the most logical and natural next step after a life in the Armed Forces.

​Don't you agree?

What is ELCAS?

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

​You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

Dive Rutland is an approved provider (11164) of the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme and as such has demonstrated that it meets all of the MOD’s procurement requirements for training and education.

Are you Eligible for ELCAS Credits

If you are a serving member or a service leaver of the Armed Forces, dependent on your length of service you can :

  • make a claim of up to £1000 (Lower Tier) or £2000 (Higher Tier - 8 years' service)
  • must contribute 20% of the tuition fees and ELCs can cover 80% of the total cost. You must pay for travel, accommodation costs
  • claim up to 3 times provided they are in separate financial years
  • use one claim for multiple courses, provided they are linked by a career goal and the courses are with the same provider

Course that are eligible

We have two courses within our portfolio that meet the requirement for your ELCAS Credits and these are:-

Level 3 Certificate in Scuba Instruction

Ofqual accreditation number 603/5451/3 

Become a PADI Instructor and continue your life' adventures
To enrol on this course you need to be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent and be comfortable diving in a drysuit

On completion of this course you need to attend the PADI two day Instructor exam prior to being able to teach.


Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Instructor

Ofqual accreditation number 603/5459/8



Last updated: 22nd March 2021