What is the Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme?

 The ELC scheme is designed for members of the Armed Forces and provides financial support for higher-level training courses. Frontier Risks Group is an ELCAS Approved Training Provider and therefore we are able to support individuals looking to access financial support under the scheme.

*Please note* whilst Frontier Risks Group is an ELCAS Approved Training Provider, not all of our courses can be supported by the scheme. ELC funding is currently available on the following options;



When do the SRMC courses run?

COVID-19 has challenged us all; leaving individuals and businesses of all sizes in an ever-increasing state of uncertainty. Delivering world-class training, building clients’ capabilities and developing security solutions remains our priority, with the aim to support our students and clients now more than ever to operate successfully in the security and risk management industry. For more information about how we are keeping our students safe during the pandemic, read our COVID-19 announcement here.


Monday 8th - Friday 19th Nov



Monday 10th - Friday 21st Jan

Monday 7th - Friday 18th Mar

Monday 9th - Friday 20th May


What are my qualification options?

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SRMC Option 1

Level 5

£2340 (inc VAT)

City and Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Security & Risk Management Consultants)


  • City and Guilds Level 5 award (Security Risk Management Consultancy) Certification

  • Academy of Security Intelligence & Risk Studies (ASIRS) Certificate (formerly CiiSCM)

  • National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) part of GCHQ endorsed certificate

  • Cyber Security Workshop (CPD Credits)

  • Travel Risk Management Workshop (CPD Credits)

  • Frontier Consulting and Business Skills (CPD Credits)

  • ATHE Level 5 Business Risk and Crisis Management (Endorsed Programme)

  • Security Risk Management Alumni Membership

ELCAS Price Breakdown

  • ELCAS Grant: £1872

  • Student Contributions (20%): £468


Note: Food and accommodation is not included in this price (see below). Those in resettlement may be able to offset their Student Contribution with the IRTC grant.

Upgrades to other qualifications, pathways and certificates are available on request.


SRMC Option 2

Level 6

£2540 (inc VAT)

Level 6 Award in Security Risk Management Consultancy (ATHE)


ELCAS Price Breakdown

  • ELCAS Grant: £2000

  • Student Contributions (20%): £540


NoteFood and accommodation is not included in this price (see below). Those in resettlement may be able to offset their Student Contribution with the IRTC grant.

Upgrades to other qualifications, pathways and certificates are available on request.


Food and Accommodation

In accordance with ELCAS rules and learning provider obligations, food and accommodation is not included in the above costs.

Private accommodation is available on site and can be invoiced separately. It will cost you £1200 (inc VAT) for 12 nights en-suite accommodation and includes 3 meals a day, refreshments throughout and full use of the leisure facilities. If you are serving, this cost can be claimed back through JPA. If you are a service leaver, please ask your resettlement officer about using your allowances to support this cost.


We appreciate that finding the right course for you, whatever stage of research you are at, is an overwhelming process. If you'd like any more information, we'd love to chat. Send us a message below or give the team a call on 01298 811 005. 

The ELC Process

1.   Register to become a Scheme Member. You must accrue a sufficient amount of service before you can submit a claim. See ELCAS for further details.


2.   Submit an enquiry to Frontier Risks Group for one of the above courses and receive the details needed for your claim form.


3.   Complete an ELC claim form, Note. You must gain approval from an authorised Education Staff if you are in service or your Single Service Representative if you are out of service. For further details regarding claiming out of service, ex-service personnel should read the following guidance. Submit form to ELCAS.


4.   ELCAS will then check your eligibility for funding and, if approved, will send you a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN)

5.   Once you have received your CAN, forward to Frontier Risks Group who can then enrol you onto the course and require your student contribution (20%). YOU MUST submit your CAN to Frontier Risks Group to successfully enrol on the course.


6.   Finally, upon completion of the programme, you must complete a Course Evaluation Form via the ELCAS website.


To claim Enhanced Learning Credits funding you are required to complete the required length of eligible service. This must be completed prior to applying to attend any course of study.


Before being eligible to make an ELC claim, individual scheme members must have completed not less than four years eligible service to claim at the lower tier of funding (up to £1,000 per claim instalment) and eight years service for the higher tier (up to £2,000 per claim instalment). Only service accumulated since 1 April 2000 may be counted as eligible service for the purposes of the ELC scheme.


You are entitled to make three ELC claims in total, however, you can only make one claim per financial year (1 April – 31 March) but can also claim up to ten years after leaving the services.


Claimants are required to pay a minimum of 20% of the course fee for each ELC claim and the MOD will fund the remainder up to the claimant's tier limit.


Retrospective ELC claims are not permitted, claim forms must be received by ELCAS at least 25 clear working days prior to the course start date/registration date. You must ensure that you have enough time to receive the Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) to present to your chosen ELCAS Approved Training Provider before the course starts.


It is important that you do not set up a loan/credit agreement for the full amount under any circumstances.


Do not pay a deposit before you receive your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN).


British Army

As a Colonel in British Army, I attended the course myself and have since sent several staff members to attend. The course gives an in-depth understanding of security risk issues and how to tackle them, imparting life-long skills that can be employed in a wide range of situations both inside the forces and in future civilian employment. The quality of the lecturers is excellent, from post-graduate level academics to published authors and top end security professionals. Students quickly improve their verbal presentations, report writing and planning skills through practical exercises under pressure. The SRMC also provides several qualifications recognised in the security sector and helps individuals develop their professional networks. A number of military personnel, as well as Service leavers, found it invaluable. It is an ideal course to access through the ELCAS route.​

Royal Marines

Having undertaken numerous training courses over a 30 year career, this course ranks amongst the best I have attended. The knowledge and awareness of the guest lecturers is second to none. The course benefits from having students from diverse backgrounds, my course had an FD from a Mining company, Risk Manager from an Airport and a training Manager in the Offshore Wind Industry. There is not a course on the market that can match the expertise in the SRMC.

RAF Regiment

Happy to of just received my City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Security & Risk Management Consultants) after completing the thoroughly enjoyable post-SRMC coursework by Frontier Risks Group . A fantastic couple of weeks that has opened my eyes to the whole of the security and risk management sector as I now prepare to move forward with my civilian career. After a brief chat with Prof Phil Wood last week I’m now hoping to embark on an MBA Risk and Resilience early next year, in order to broaden my horizons.