Frequently Asked Questions

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The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. For further information on eligibility, please consult the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service website.

In the event that ELCAS approve an application to study a NEBOSH qualification, lists of NEBOSH Accredited Learning Partners by qualification and geographical area can be found in the ‘Where to Study’ section.

However, not all NEBOSH learning partners in the UK are also approved by ELCAS. Applicants will need to check that their chosen NEBOSH learning partners is also approved by the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service. Further information can be found on the ELCAS website.

NB: Information provided on potential sources of funding is offered in good faith and should not be taken to imply eligibility, recognition or acceptance of NEBOSH qualifications, learners or learning partners for a particular funding scheme.

Public funding is normally assessed on a case-by-case basis and may vary according to individual, provider, local and national circumstances and scheme-specific eligibility criteria. Please contact the relevant learning partners and/or government agency for the latest information regarding funding schemes and eligibility criteria, which are subject to change.

No liability is accepted by NEBOSH for information provided by external websites or for any decisions made on the basis of information given here.

Impartial advice regarding public funding and financial help for learners is available from the relevant UK careers advice service:

For further information on potential national and regional sources of funding:

England

NB:  Based on latest information available (as of June 2016), NEBOSH qualifications are not currently eligible for ESFA funding in England:

  • The ESFA does not normally fund “qualifications which are linked to licence to practice or more generally intended to meet an employer’s statutory and/or legal responsibilities” (such as health and safety)
  • The ESFA normally only funds qualifications recognised in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). NEBOSH qualifications are recognised in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

UK-wide

NB: Information provided on potential sources of funding is offered in good faith and should not be taken to imply eligibility, recognition or acceptance of NEBOSH qualifications, learners or learning partners  for a particular funding scheme. 

Public funding is normally assessed on a case-by-case basis and may vary according to individual, provider, local and national circumstances and scheme-specific eligibility criteria.  Please contact the relevant Learning Partner and/or government agency for the latest information regarding funding schemes and eligibility criteria, which are subject to change. 

No liability is accepted by NEBOSH for information provided by external websites or for any decisions made on the basis of information given here.

Each learning partner must apply individually to ELCAS for approval. The decision to apply is at the learning partner’s discretion. For further information, please contact the relevant Learning Partner or ELCAS.