Armed Forces

OPITO is an MoD approved provider of open learning courses using Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC), Provider No. 3157, giving forces and ex-forces personnel the opportunity to study courses related to the oil and gas industry.

How to claim

To claim money for one of our open learning courses using your ELC, you must visit the ELCAS Website and download the claim form.

 All sections on the claims form must be fully completed with the exception of sections 4 and 5, before submitting to a member of Education Staff at least 25 days before the course starts, along with:

  • Proof of last day of service
  • Information about the course, including proof of level of qualification
  • Copy of a utility bill showing home address
  • Copy of driving licence or passport
  • Daytime telephone number

Claimants must obtain a Claims Authorisation Note (CAN) from ELCAS BEFORE committing to the course.

If you are no longer serving, please send the Claim Form to:

Royal Navy:
ELC Manager NTE(ER2),
Floor 3, Mailpoint 3.3
Leach Building, Whale Island
HMS Excellent
PO2 8BY 

Tel: 02392 625954

ELC Manager, D Ed Cap,
Zone 4, Floor 2
Ramillies Building, HQLF
Monxton Road, Andover
SP11 8HT

Tel : 01264 381580 or 01264 381565                                                                                             

Email queries to: mailto: 

The Army Single Service telephone helpline is open from, 1400 to 1700 Monday to Thursday, and 1300 to 1600 Friday, excluding bank holidays.

SO3 Accreditation
22 Trg Gp
Room 227, Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford, Lincs,NG34 8HB

Tel:  01400 268183

Further Information

For further information on how ELC works, please visit:

Quest Online Fact File