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Standard Learning Credits

The Standard Learning Credit (SLC)

The SLC Scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs. You are able to claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year.

To qualify for SLC funding, the course of study must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service. If you are receiving funding from other Services sources you will not be able to claim SLC. Most types of learning provision, including that which is based on a Distance Learning Package are eligible for funding under the Scheme.

You must enrol on the SLC scheme before applying for your chosen course of study and before paying any money; you will not be able to claim for a course of study retrospectively. To do this, please visit your Resettlement and Education Co-ordinator to complete the necessary forms and to check that your course is approved for funding purposes.

You will be able to claim your refund upon completion of your course of study or at the end of each academic year if the course runs over several years.
If you would like to know more about the SLC Scheme contact your local Resettlement and Education Co-ordinator (REC).

For further guidance look at the official Joint Service Publication: JSP 822 Part 1 Chapter 6 Section 6.4

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