ARMED FORCES ELCAS Funded Course Options:

A Gold Level NEBOSH Provider

BV Associates Ltd has been awarded Gold Level Provider Status by NEBOSH for exceeding the quality criteria for their training delivery and customer services

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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

Call us on 01494 864100 to discuss options or download our latest course dates by clicking here


For advice on making the best use of your funding please call to speak to one of our Learning Advisors.

Are you a member of the Armed Services looking for a certified course to take you to the next level? Then maximise your ELCAS funding with BV Associates:

For over a decade we have helped members and veterans of the Armed Forces with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Resettlement and career progression.

We make it easy – we will help you complete all of your paperwork and guide you through the whole process.

Our course can all be bundled together and are all specifically designed to maximise the funding received through your Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs).

All courses are Level 3 or higher and meet the ELCAS funding criteria and we are proud to be ELCAS certified, a CTP Approved Provider and a member of the Armed Forces Covenant.

ELCAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How do I access my ELCAS funded members page?

Click here. to access your ELCAS member’s area login page.

You will only be able to login if you have been sent an email by your appropriate MOD authorising Personnel. Service Leavers will need to contact their Single Service Representative – see the ELCAS page for more information by selecting the appropriate drop down for Service Leavers.

How do I know which tier I am eligible to claim?

To qualify for the Higher Tier claims of £2000 funding per annum (x3) you are required to complete a minimum of eight years service. You must pay the balance, which must be a minimum of 20% towards your total training cost.

To qualify for the Lower Tier funding of £1000 per annum (x3) you are required to have completed a minimum of four years service prior to 1st April 2017 or not less than six years eligible service if you enlisted on/after the 1st April 2013. You must pay the balance, which must be a minimum of 20% towards your total training cost.

Left the forces and looking to use ELCAS Funding?

Remember you must start your training before the 10 year anniversary of your last official day of service.

Can I use my IRTC towards the cost of the training?

Yes, you can use the IRTC and ELCAS funding to offset your personal contribution towards the training – you must pay the balance owed.

Can I use my SLC towards the training?

You can use an SLC claim with your IRTC but not with an ELCAS claim.  This is beneficial for those who do not have access to ELCAS funding as they have used it for other training courses.

What if I am medically discharged? 

You should always refer to ELCAS in the first instance taking guidance from your IERO (Resettlement Officer) – they will refer you to JSP 822 alongside DIN 2021 DIN01-052. For the latest updates from ELCAS click here

Supporting our military community

BV Associates Ltd is proud to have received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.  The scheme is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised.  Only employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant can be considered for the awards.  Please see our pledges at the bottom of this page.

Our commitment to upholding the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant:

We recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and to our country. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:

  • Promoting the Armed Forces: promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisa- tion, to our staff, customers, suppliers, contractors and wider public.
  • Veterans: supporting the employment of veterans, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process; working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to support the employment of Service leavers.
  • Service Spouses & Partners: supporting the employment of Service spouses and partners; partnering with the Forces Families Jobs Forum; and providing flexibility in granting leave for Ser- vice spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment.
  • Reserves: supporting our employees who are members of the Reserve Forces; granting additional paid/unpaid leave for annual Reserve Forces training; supporting any mobilisations and deployment; actively encouraging members of staff to become Reservists.
  • National Events: supporting Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities.
  • Commercial Support: offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces community.

ELCAS Funded Course Options:

To help you get the most from your ELCAS funding we deliver single courses and packages:

single course options

Our standard advertised prices are already reduced for members of the Armed Forces and Veterans:

NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – £1500

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction – £1500

NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate – £1080

NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate – £1080

NEBOSH Certificate in Process Safety Management – £1150

Combine courses to save money – see package options below.

Our Armed Forces Discounted Packages:

Complete the NEBOSH General or the NEBOSH Construction Certificate plus any single course below for £2500:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

Other 2 course packages:

Choose any two of the following – please call us for package prices:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Construction Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

Complete the NEBOSH General or NEBOSH Construction Certificate plus any 2 courses below for £3200:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

Complete the NEBOSH General & NEBOSH Construction Certificate plus any single course below for £3500:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

Complete the NEBOSH General Certificate plus any 3 courses for £4000:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Construction Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

If you have already completed the NEBOSH General Certificate & Construction Certificate complete the following 3 courses for £2500:

NEBOSH Fire Safety

NEBOSH Environmental Management

NEBOSH Process Safety Management

Contact us for more information on 01494 864100  or email

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. For advice on making the best use of your funding please call us to discuss your options.

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.

All NEBOSH courses are standalone qualifications.


I completed the Nebosh General Certificate with BV Associates. Trainer Nik Taylor is absolutely brilliant – a real credit to the company. I’ve never had so much fun learning in my life. His extensive knowledge, direction and unique way of training is first class. I achieved a credit pass. I’m delighted. Thank you and keep up the great work!” Regards,

Gem Davie

“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

“Thank you very kindly for your help and support throughout and I will certainly recommend you as an outstanding provider. It has been an absolute pleasure to train with yourselves and I wish you the very best for the future.”

Stephen Williams

​”I’ve just received great news from NEBOSH that I have passed the National General Certificate, this was following my attendance on your course in August this year.  I would just like to say that I was very impressed by the quality of the administration both prior and during the course.  The real jewel in the crown was Nick Taylor the course instructor, his enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to impart information was first class.  The qualification has a daunting reputation and it is indeed a great qualification to hold, Nick and the rest of the BV Associates team should be justly proud of the great way in which they engender confidence in their students, I am testament to this. I have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my work colleagues or friends in the future.”

Sean Chapman, CBRE H&S Advisor

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.

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