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Enhanced Learning Credits

The Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) provides the administrative support for the Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC). The Scheme promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.

You can use your Enhanced Learning Credits towards accredited PCN courses to help progress your career within the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) industry. PCN (Personal Certification in Non-Destructive Testing) is an internationally recognised scheme for the certification of NDT Technicians and meets BS EN ISO 9712 requirements.

How we can help

As an Approved Learning Provider for the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC), we support funding on many of our NDT courses, and value serving personnel as well as anyone leaving the Armed Forces to choose a career in NDT.

Furthermore, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), our parent organisation, is the first Professional Engineering Institution to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our intention to enhance the way we create opportunities and value for our armed forces members and their wider network.

Contact our team

If you are leaving the Armed Forces and looking for a career in NDT, or need advice on how to use your ELCAS funding on NDT training courses, our team would be more than happy to help, please get in touch.

T: +44 114 399 57 20

Why choose a career in NDT?

NDT is essential for assessing the integrity of structures across many industry sectors, such as:

  • Oil & gas
  • Aerospace
  • Power
  • Automotive
  • Nuclear Testing
  • Rail
  • Civil engineering
  • Pipelines

A career in NDT can be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Visit the British Institute of NDT website for further information about a career in NDT.

Using your credits with us

We support Enhanced Learning Credits on many of our NDT Training courses, including:

  • Visual Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Penetrant Testing
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Weld Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Testing and Advanced Ultrasonic Testing
  • Radiographic Testing & Interpretation

Our ELCAS number: 11292

Contact our team for more information about how to claim your credits or visit the ELCAS website.

Gaining professional registration

There are dedicated routes to professional registration recognising specific training pathways and career points. If you are serving in the Armed Forces, DE&S or SDA, or have left the Service within the last 12 months, you may be able to use our simplified route to Professional Registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Find out more about Armed Forces’ application route and support.

“We recognise the value that serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our organisation and our country.”

– Dr Alice Bunn OBE, IMechE Chief Executive