What is ELCAS?

ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Accreditation Scheme) is the administration service used by the Ministry of Defence to help fund service leavers’ training to kickstart their new career. If you have a full entitlement, the MOD will fund 80% of your new qualification – only 20% to be paid for by you!


How do I apply?

You can apply for the above through 4 simple steps:

  • Make contact with SP Training expressing your interest, we will supply dates for your chosen course which you will need for your application.
  • Approach your MOD representative with your dates and relevant paperwork – they will assist you in submitting your ELCAS application. Our courses are registered under System People Ltd (Provider ID 11328).
  • Once you have received your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) send this to your contact at SP Training. We will take payment of your contribution and confirm your place on the course. You will receive a booking confirmation and joining instructions.
  • Turn up to your course, enjoy it and pass all required tests! You will walk away with your qualification and start your new journey in the Haulage & Logistics industry.


Trainer inside HGV with Learner


What does SP Training offer?

As an approved ELCAS Learning Provider we offer a range of haulage & logistics based training courses. Upon completion you will have a qualification that highly desired with the current national driver shortage. Please see our range of current approved courses below:


This is 10 x 1/2 day practical training slots in an Articulated Lorry including your 3a & 3b tests. You will gain a full Class 1 licence. Don’t forget you need your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) to drive for hire or reward.


This is 5 x 1/2 day practical training slots in an Rigid Lorry including your 3a & 3b tests. Upon completion you will have a full Class 1 licence. Don’t forget you need your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) to drive for hire or reward.

LGV Rigid – Artic (C – C+E) Licence Training & Test

This pathway is ideal if you already have a Class 2 licence, upskilling you to your Class 1.

ADR Vocational Training Certificate

Our popular ADR Dangerous Course includes Core, Packs, Tanks & 7 Classes. Successful learners will be able to carry a range of hazardous products. It is the perfect top up to your LGV Licence!

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)

Many service personnel gain their licence whilst serving where there is no requirement for Driver CPC. Our course includes Module 2 Case Study & Module 4 ‘Show me Tell me’ elements of  the DCPC. Upon completion you will receive your drivers’ card and 5 years DCPC.

Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Road Haulage)

Applicants for a Standard National or International O-licence are legally required to hold a certificate of professional competence or employ a transport manager who meets the requirements. Our 10 day course (run quarterly) offers classroom learning with our quality instructors.

Skills for Logistics Register of LGV Instructors

This modular course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of qualifying for the Skills for Logistics Register of LGV Instructors. The course covers the skills and knowledge required to train new drivers. Carry out assessments, train newly qualified and experienced drivers to help them develop their careers. Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass all three examinations will be able to apply to Skills For Logistics for membership.

RTITB Lift Truck Instructor

The SP Training RTITB Lift Truck Instructor course will provide candidates with the skills required to prepare and examine operators for the working environment of lift trucks. Applicants must have a current RTITB Operators Licence.


Don’t just take our word for it!


“SP Training were excellent, my trainer Dave has been great but all the other trainers and staff from the
minute I arrived have made me feel comfortable and relaxed, this has really helped me with my training as I felt at ease. I was pleased to find the range of ELCAS approved courses on offer with SP Training as this isn’t the case nationally, I know of many more service leavers who have struggled to use their ELCAS credits to train to be a driver.”

Stephen Jenkins



I left the Army in 2015 after serving for 11 years in the 17 Port & Maritime Regiment in Marchwood, near Southampton. I have been a LGV Driver since but I found that SP Training recently added an ADR Dangerous Goods Course that I could put my ELCAS credits towards, the only options nationally were Portsmouth and Carlisle, living in Bradford meant SP Training were the obvious choice. The ADR qualification will create a career opportunity for me, If I’m successful next week I start my training with DHL to fulfil an international contract with Formula One, transporting equipment worldwide and setting up for Grand Prix events.”

Efalame Tuitakau


Use Your ELCAS Credits With SP Training!

We have been providing training via ELCAS credits for more than a year now. After working with over 20 learners, we have earned a 94% evaluation score!

With the MOST COMPREHENSIVE list of ELCAS approved Haulage & Logistics courses anywhere in the UK, ELCAS has brought learners from all over the country to train with us here in Carlisle.


Want to find out more?

Get in touch today!

📞 (01228) 530552


"We find the team at SP Training to be highly experienced, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Their understanding of our training needs and the logistics sector in general is second to none. With an innovative and flexible approach to our requirements this makes them an ideal business partner and our training provider of choice."

Neil Robinson, Director – Tyson H. Burridge

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