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ELC Funded or Self Funded Training - with you in mind

 
BV Associates Ltd is proud to be an approved training provider for the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme

Topics covered on this page (scroll down for more information):
  • Maximising your ELC Funding
  • ELCAS funded course options with BV Associates Ltd
  • e-Learning and blended course options
  • Choosing the right course
  • Using your ELCAS Funding
  • Useful MOD form downloads
  • Work Placements
1.  Maximise your ELCAS Funding with BV Associates Ltd:
 
We are ELCAS funded, an MOD preferred Supplier and registered as a provider on the CTP Preferred Supplier List (PSL).

We have training locations around the UK meaning that you don't have to pay extra for accommodation or travel - we know being comfortable each night in familiar surroundings increases your ability to learn, resulting in higher pass rates.


 
2.  ELCAS Funded Course Options:
 
To help you get the most from your ELCAS funding we deliver more Bundles & Packages than any other provider - why would you only complete a single course and waste 100's of pounds?
 
Single Course Options:
 
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Management Health and Safety
NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.
NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.
NEBOSH international Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety.
 
Our Packages:
 
NEBOSH General plus Oil & Gas
NEBOSH General plus Environment
NEBOSH General plus Construction
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety
NEBOSH General plus Construction plus Oil & Gas
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety plus Environment.
NEBOSH General plus Oil & Gas.
NEBOSH General plus Environment.
NEBOSH General plus Construction.
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety.
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety plus Oil & Gas.
NEBOSH General plus Environment plus Oil & Gas.
NEBOSH General plus Construction plus Environment.
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety plus Construction.
NEBOSH General plus Fire Safety plus Construction plus Environment.
NEBOSH Construction plus Fire plus Risk Assessment 
NEBOSH Construction plus Environment plus Risk Assessment
NEBOSH Construction plus Fire Safety plus Risk Assessment
NEBOSH Construction plus Oil & Gas plus Risk Assessment
NEBOSH Fire Safety plus Oil & Gas plus Environment.
NEBOSH Fire Safety plus Environment.
NEBOSH Fire Safety  plus Oil & Gas
NEBOSH Environment plus Oil & Gas

          Contact us for more information on 01494 864100 or email info@bvassociates.co.uk
 
3.  ELCAS funded blended E-learning with you in mind!
 
No time to attend the full classroom based courses then why not sign up for one of our e-learning courses.  You will have 12-months to complete your courses and the cost includes your examinations.  You decide where to attend the first week and when you sit one of our UK wide exams.

Our blended training puts you in front of our highly capable instructors for your first week of training so you understand the principles of Health & Safety before setting you on your way.  We provide everything you need to complete your training on line and we will offer support and guidance throughout. 


 
4.  Unsure of which course to do?
 
We are often asked what are the best qualifications to achieve as Service Leavers.  Of course this really depends on the employment sector that you wish to end up in. 
 
In the initial stages it is about enhancing your existing experience with civilian recognised qualifications. 
 
Deciding which way to turn is the hardest thing to do (we know first hand) so play to your strengths and lean on your career to date, taking every opportunity to add qualifications to your portfolio/CV.
 
Having taken advice from employers, watched and assisted many Service personnel over the years we would recommend the following as a guide:

A.  ELCAS 1:
  • Timescale:  Whilst still serving (perhaps 4-years out), use your 1st ELCAS to baseline your qualifications allowing time to build upon your experience to enhance any CV. 
  • Recommended package:  Complete the NEBOSH General and Fire Safety Certificates.
  • Cost: £2000 ELCAS + a £500 personal contribution spread out over 5 months at £100 a month.
  • All managers  and supervisors (even those who are self-employed) are required to plan, advise and implement H&S.
  • In- year “Top Up” qualification:  Use your SLC to pay for a First Aid at Work course enhancing the annual training that you already have.
B.  ELCAS 2:
  • Timescale:  Whilst still serving (perhaps 2-years out), use your 2nd ELCAS to reinforce your existing NEBOSH qualification.
  • Recommended package:  Complete the NEBOSH Environmental Management and NEBOSH Construction Certificates.
  • Cost: £2000 ELCAS + a £500 personal contribution spread out over 5 months at £100 a month.
  • In- year “Top Up” qualification:  Use your SLC to pay for a CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment, building further on your growing H&S knowledge.
C.  ELCAS 3:
  • Timescale:  Perhaps in your last year to 6-months.
  • Recommended: Start looking for employment opportunities to identify what the potential employer is looking for in terms of specific job related qualifications.  Then focus your last ELCAS on these.  This could be Logistics (LM), Project (PM) or Facilities Management (FM) training, ofshore courses, rail inductry related courses.
  • Advice:  You don't have to use all of your ELCAS as you have a few years to spend them after your last day of service.  However, the more qualifications you complete in service-time the better prepared you will be ahead of your enevitable departure. 
  • Tip: Consider keeping an ELCAS claim for the future for a rainy day.  Alternatively, at interview your potential employer may say, "If you only had a qualification in ...."  In which case you can suggest using your last ELCAS to fund the course to increase your chances of securing a position.
  
 
5.  Using your ELCAS Funding:
 

As an ELCAS Registered Provider and a Preferred Supplier to the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership (CTP) programme, we are delighted to offer serving and ex-members of the Armed Services a number of packages to help them to maximise a lower or higher tier ELCAS claim, use their IRTC (Resettlement) Grant.
 
Sit back and let us do the running around! Booking a course with us could not be simpler – we will even send you your ELCAS paperwork ready to check, print and sign – all you have to do is hand it in!

If you would like to book a course or make an enquiry please follow the steps below:
  • Select a course or ELCAS package by simply clicking here and following the on-screen instructions.
  • Call 01494 864100 to speak to our office.
  • E-mail info@bvassociates.co.uk in order to register your interest or just to find out about any course.

We will take the following information from you to enable us to complete your ELCAS claim prior to sending it to you (we will fill in the course details) – at the same time we will send you your course Joining Instructions (JIs):
 
Full Name:
Address:
Email:
Mobile:
Date of Birth:
 
Once you have handed the ELCAS Claim in you will receive a Claim Authorisation Number (CAN), which needs to be sent to us prior to the start of your course.

 
"A big thank you to Dean, Chris and all the staff from BVA. My journey from soldier to civilian was made so much easier with the qualifications that I have earned. After completing the NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Fire, CIEH Risk Assessor and the First aid at work courses, my CV was positively bulging with everything I needed to help me get my job, which took 10 job applications, 1 interview and a job offer the same day!"

Steve Lord : Royal Engineer and now Group Health & Safety Officer for Larasian Electronics Ltd
 

6.  If you are claiming IRTC (Resettlement) Grant or using an SLC please see the Useful Forms section below:

Useful Forms:


MoD Form 1746
Agreement for Civilian Work Attachment or External Training for a Member of the Armed Forces.
 
MoD Form 1748
Attendance at CWA/CTA Confirmation and Claim Form. This form is to be used on completion of a Civilian Work Attachment or undertaking External Training in order to claim refund of fees under the IRTC Scheme.
 
MoD Form 363T
Authority to attend resettlement training activities. This form is only to be used for Resettlement Training purposes.

 

 

 



 
 
7.  Work Placement

Undertaking a work placement is a great way to impress future employers and gives you excellent first-hand experience of 'Civvy Street'. It will need to be approved by an agreement made between you, your placement company and MoD. You should seriously consider taking advantage of this opportunity as it provides such a good preparation for future employment. It offers:

Practical experience in the industry you wish to work in:

Regardless of how much you think you have learned throughout your career from your studies you will learn so much information and acquire so many new skills from a work placement. You can never be really clued up on what a job entails until you have been working practically in that role.

Improved Job Opportunities:

Increasingly employers are looking for people with practical experience as well as academic achievements. Work placements offer the perfect opportunity to gain this kind of experience whilst still serving. An employer seeing any work placements on your CV will be more likely to consider you for the position.

Awareness of current developments in your sector:

A work placement will allow you to question and work with people who work in your chosen career. They will be able to give you a good and personal insight into what the job entails and what has been developing in the industry. This kind of direct and specialist knowledge will often set you apart from other candidates looking for a job.

Chance of a firm Job Offer:

Performing well on a work placement can often lead to a firm job offer at the end of it and regardless of this the contacts acquired and networking done during a placement will have put you in contact with people who may well be able to help you enter and progress into your chosen career.
 


Case Study:

"I was concerned about not getting anything booked as I was deploying to Op Herrick 13 in 2 weeks and didn’t have any time to organise my resettlement. After talking to them for 15 minuets I was so much better prepared and they booked all my courses and completed all the paperwork for me, he also kept my wife Laura up to date with every thing in my absence. When I returned from Afghanistan everything was in place and I completed the NEBOSH general course.

The course was perfectly pitched to accommodate all of the students including military and civilian professionals. The course content was structured in such a way that everything was covered and given equal emphasis. Both during the course and in the evening all the instructors gladly gave their time for any extra tuition when needed. As soon as I finished the exam I knew that I had passed because I knew we had covered everything within both papers.

Immediately following the course I started looking for the next course to do and booked the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management. This course was ran in the same manner and following the exam I felt confident that I had covered all the areas highlighted and gave clear answers to all of the questions. During the Environmental course Dean approached me with an offer of a work placement to gain experience in order to prepare myself for life outside the army and in a health and safety role.

I then started at Ravensbourne University in London and felt secure in the knowledge that I had the support of Chris and Dean at all hours of the day. I have now been offered a permanent position as the Health, Safety, Environmental and Compliance Manager at Ravensbourne and had a seamless transition from my military career into my new and exciting position.

I would recommend the Training4Forces Portal to anyone thinking of leaving the military as Chris and Dean have been in the same position and understand the pressures of making the transition because they have been there too. I have also seen them in both instructional and professional roles and in each they are constant professionals. Both Laura and I am glad of our accidental meeting as they have truly helped us through one of the hardest times of my life."

Dean Spratt
Cpl now Mr.