Something big is happening with ELCAS and Compass

Compass are now an approved ELCAS training provider

What is ELCAS?

ELCAS is The Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme for members of the Armed Forces, providing financial support for higher level training courses i.e. courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at level three or above.

How can Compass Qualifications help?

Compass Qualifications Ltd is an approved enhanced learning credits (ELC) training provider.  We have experienced members of staff on hand to help you through your claim process. Compass Qualifications is committed to work with you to support career development and higher education. Our centre number is 9923.

“The ELC scheme 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.” –

The qualifications we can deliver through this scheme currently include NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management and NVQ Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations.  Both of these construction NVQs are management level and provide access to a Black CSCS card and even CIOB membership.  More courses will be available soon.

The current programmes are designed for experienced construction managers looking for assessment of their knowledge and experience, rather than classroom training.  The qualification is delivered on site, with online study and one to one support from your dedicated Assessor.  The assessor will prove regular feedback and support to their candidates.  As it is a personalised qualification – there are no specific deadlines – it will work around your personal and work commitments and provides the flexibility that you need to complete the qualification.

What is the process?

We have outlined a few simple steps you can follow below to help you with the ELCAS process and claiming.

The ELCAS process

  1. In the first instance please contact us at or  calling 0845 900 7859 to discuss your selected qualification.
  2. Complete your ELCAS claim form and apply for approval.
  3. ELCAS will check your eligibility for funding and, if approved, will send you a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) approving the amount they will pay towards the qualification.
  4. Complete and submit your enrolment documents and pay your personal deposit contribution to Compass.

For further information you can call ELCAS direct:

From UK Tel: 0845 3005179                     International callers 00 44 1452 558390

Need more information about our approved ELCAS service?   Give us a call and discuss your requirements with one of our training advisers.

Call us on +44 (0)845 900 7859  Email:

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It was important for me to achieve this NVQ as quickly as possible and thankfully Compass were able to help me.  Brian was really experienced and a true gentleman - he explained exactly what I needed to do so I could complete it in record time.