ELCAS Courses - Training for the Armed Forces
Future Fit is proud to be an approved ELCAS training provider.
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.
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.
Complete our contact form and talk to one of our dedicated Careers Advisors. They'll provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options.
ELCAS funding applies to approved courses at Level 3 or above only across our many disciplines. We are pleased to currently be able to offer the following courses.
We offer a variety of industry-recognised personal training courses that are eligible for ELCAS funding. Our courses are delivered in a blended learning format with online learning combined with essential practical workshops which will prepare you to launch a successful career in the fitness industry.
Level 3 Personal Trainer Course included qualifications:
Our range of flexible, online nutrition courses allow you to study in your own time and at your own pace. Once qualified you will be fully equipped to work as a nutrition and weight loss professional. You can help clients improve their diet and lose weight through one-to-one consultations or by running weight loss classes.
Level 4 RSPH Nutrition Course included qualifications:
Through our Pilates Courses, your learning will be a mix of online theory courses, mixed with highly practical training where you will learn how to teach, correct and adapt exercises to meet the needs of your clients. Our exceptional Pilates tutors will share a wealth of experience to support your development.
Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course included qualifications:
Already left the Armed Forces? Want to become a fitness professional?
The process is not so different, you'll just need a couple more pieces of documentation when submitting your ELC application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 workshops make our courses 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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
We have been producing elite personal trainers for over 25 years and are a preferred supplier of resettlement training packages. Below are a number of reasons to choose a course with us as you transition into civilian life.
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.
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.