Standard Learning Credits

The MOD’s Standard Learning Credits (SLC) scheme provides you, as Regular and Reserve armed forces service personnel, with an incentive to professionally develop yourselves throughout your military career.

Each year (1st April – 31 March) service personnel can access up to a maximum of £175 worth of funding to be used on certain course and qualifications. The funding can only cover 80% of the fees meaning a £200 course will only cost you £40.

How it works

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Check eligibility
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Select OU course and register
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Download proof of completion

STEP 1: Check eligibility

Contact your Education or Learning Centre at your location to find out if you are eligible for Standard Learning Credits (SLCs), before committing to any course using this form of funding.

STEP 2: Explore OU courses and register

Select OU course and register online.

STEP 3: Download proof of completion

On completion of course download proof of successful completion (or contact SRS for confirmation of completion) and submit to education or learning centre with receipt of payment.

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