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ELCAS Courses - Training for the Armed Forces

Future Fit is proud to be an approved ELCAS training provider.

How to receive ELCAS funding to start your new career as a Personal Trainer

If you are currently serving or ex-services and are looking to retrain for an exciting new career, then our specialist range of Personal Training Courses are the perfect launch pad into the fitness sector the ‘forever industry’.

Our dedicated Career Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a package to suit your skills and assist you in finding the perfect career in the health and fitness industry.


Approved supplier for ELCAS

We offer great support for armed forces personnel and an approved training provider for the Enhanced Learning Credits Administrative Service (ELCAS). You are eligible for financial support in training with us, the amount you’re entitled to depends upon your length of service.

Want to find out more?

Complete our contact form and talk to one of our dedicated Careers Advisors. They'll provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options.

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Which courses are eligible?

ELCAS funding applies to approved courses at Level 3 or above only. We are pleased to currently be able to offer the following courses.

Level 3 Complete Personal Training Diploma

Our most popular Diploma - Ideal for anyone who wants to become a fully-qualified and accredited personal trainer.

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Level 4 RSPH Advanced Nutrition and Weight Management Diploma

Ideal for people who want to provide expert nutrition advice to specialist groups.

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4 simple steps to use ELCAS funding to become a PT

Already left the Armed Forces? Want to become a PT?

The process is not so different, you'll just need a couple more pieces of documentation when submitting your ELC application.

  1. Evidence of your leave date (A P45, discharge document or a stamped document with your confirmed exit date)
  2. Proof of your current address (A utility bill is fine)

As long as you submit your claim with ELCAS within 5 years of having left the services, you can still use your ELC payment for training and education. You are only able to make one ELC claim per year but if you have served between 6-8 years, you can aggregate all three of your claims together into one total claim.

Contact the Future Fit Careers Advisors to discuss course options

You need the course details for the ELCAS funding process but also, you want to make the right move and ensure you're going to be on the right path for your future career in the fitness industry.

Send your fully completed form to ELCAS

Your IERO will be able to provide you with an ELC form. Once you have completed this form, it is simply a matter of submitting it to ELCAS via the membership login page of the website.

Send a full description of your intended course including details of your registration date to ELCAS

Qualification name, duration, and level as well as any additional details requested by ELCAS. If you have questions, cll your FFT careers advisor back and they'll be more than happy to help you with your application.

Send your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) to us before the course is due to start

Once your ELC application has been processed and accepted by ELCAS, and you have recieved your funding, you will receive a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) which you need to send to us.

Any questions? Give us a call

Talk to one of our dedicated careers advisors today who can provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options and help you get started if you're ready.


Call us: 01329 829444

Military resettlement courses to become a Personal Trainer

In 25 years, Future Fit trained and supported over 40,000 students and members of each of the armed services. The combination of personalised, flexible training plans and a great mix of e-learning and nationwide practical courses make our diplomas easy to fit around your deployments.

With personal trainer salaries up to £100 per hour, our courses are all designed by industry experts, by studying one of these qualifications you will gain top-level insight, expertise and credibility. Most importantly, you’ll receive the support and tools you need to have a long and successful career in personal training.

FAQs

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What is ELCAS?

ELCAS stands for the Enhanced Learning Credits Administrative Service. It’s a government scheme set up specifically to support people transitioning out of military service by providing funding for your qualifications. The scheme works through partnership with a wide a selection of education and training providers across the UK.

ELCAS can be used to fund qualifications across a range of professions, including electricians, construction workers, engineering and tech, security, and most relevant to us, fitness instructors and personal trainers.

How Much ELCAS Funding Can I Receive?

The amount of support that you’re entitled to varies depending on your length of service, with longer service lengths granting you access to more funding.

Specifically, ELCAS works through yearly claims, and you can claim up to three times in total (3 separate years)

  • If you have 4-7 years of service, you can claim £1000 each time
  • If you have 8 years+ service, you can claim £2000 each time

ELCAS funding is for up to 80% of a training course, up to the value of the amounts accrued. You will need to pay a 20% contribution towards the cost of your chosen course. The lower the price of the course, the smaller amount your personal contribution will be.

For more information around claiming visit ELCAS Claims

Are All Courses Eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits?

No. Only approved courses (at level 3 or above) delivered by approved providers are eligible for ELCAS funding. The simplest way to check is by using the ELCAS approved provider search function.

If your course is eligible you can contact ELCAS to receive a Claim Authorization Note (CAN), which you can then present to the course provider when you book.

Why become a personal trainer with my ELCAS funding ?

Leaving the military and changing career is a big step. Fitness courses provide you will a well-proven path to get you highly qualified and earning within a reasonable timeframe. Providers have been working with ELCAS for years, they’re affordable, and they get you into the workplace in under 18 months, whereas university courses would cost close to ten times as much and take double the time.

What’s more, The UK fitness industry is currently worth over 5 billion pounds, with almost 7000 health and fitness clubs serving more around 7 million members every year. The industry is also varied, with work opportunities including fitness instructors, class instructors, personal trainers, gym managers, assistance managers, tutors and educators.

Why use my ELCAS funding to train with Future Fit Training?

We have been producing elite personal trainers for over 25 years and are a preferred supplier of resettlement training packages. Belwo are a number of reasons to choose a course with us as you transition into civilian life.

  • Our diplomas are widely recognised and will fully prepare you for working in the fitness industry
  • A number of our courses are delivered via e-learning which means you can start your training while overseas or on deployment
  • Practical courses are held at a variety of locations across the UK, and you can choose a date and location that suits you
  • We can offer you sound advice on how to obtain funding for your course from ELCAS
  • We offer full tutor support and have a dedicated student support team to help you while you study
  • Once qualified, you can also take advantage of our guaranteed interview service, guaranteeing you an interview with some of the biggest health club chains in the industry when you have completed your training.
  • Don't just take our word for it...

    Philip Robson

    Future Fit Graduate

    I chose Future Fit as they were one of the few recognised course providers that catered for HM Forces Personnel whom were leaving the services and looking to start a new career. The website was well presented, the courses were affordable and the staff were very helpful.

    Jeremy Marrs

    Future Fit Graduate

    The most important factor for me when choosing a training provider was one that enabled me to study from home because of my busy schedule and the location where I live. In addition to this, I was looking for a course where I would gain industry recognised qualifications.