Entitled Service personnel can access a range of allowances and grants as part of the resettlement process. In each case, your Resettlement Advisor will have more details.
The Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) grant
The IRTC grant is available to Service leavers with six or more years’ service and all Medical Discharges. It is a contribution to training costs and can be used internally at the Resettlement Training Centre (RTC), Aldershot or at a Regional Resettlement Centre (RRC) for vocational training courses. It can also be used externally for training with CTP Preferred Suppliers.
IRTC is available for tuition fees up to a maximum of £534. A range of courses at the RTC Aldershot is delivered within the MOD contract (called Contract Fundedtraining) . These courses are pre-paid by the MOD and only ‘cost’ the Service leaver time and a portion of the £534 allowance. No money changes hands for the training but days and funding are deducted from the GRT allocation at a rate of £26.70 per day. The £534 gives access up to 20 days of CF training. Any exam or registration fees are extra and payable by the students but other allowances may be available to help with those.
The CTP also offers a range of courses that are not within the MOD contract known as Non-Contract Funded courses and you can use your IRTC grant or ELC to pay for these (see below for further information on ELC funding).
Standard Learning Credits (SLC) and Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)
If you are not eligible for the IRTC grant, you can use your Standard Learning Credits to buy CTP training on a standby/reserve basis. Please see your Service Resettlement Adviser for more details.
Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) can be used for resettlement training both with CTP’s non Contract funded course programme and Preferred Supplier external ones.
Strict conditions apply for using ELC funding and you are advised to contact your Service Resettlement Advisor
Call 01392 537543 to make an appointment
PGL Training - Forces Resettlement Training
Clyst Works, Clyst Road, Topsham
Units 6-20 Centurion Mill, Kestrel Way, Sowton Industrial Estate