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ADC Virtual Academy's UNDERSTANDING RIG INSPECTION qualification is a Customised Award, certificated and quality assured by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Scotland's national awarding body. This is the first e-learning Customised Award to be credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) by SQA. The Customised Award has been formally confirmed at SCQF Level 6 with 7 credit points. This award is comparable to other Level 6 qualifications including a number of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and some Professional Development Awards (PDAs).

The award complies with the minimum standards set out by the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services ELCAS. The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years

For more information about this course click HERE divider ADC VIRTUAL ACADEMY is an MoD approved provider of e- learning using Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC), giving forces and ex-forces personnel the opportunity to study oil and gas industry subjects.

How to claim
To claim money for one of our open learning courses using your ELC, you must visit the ELCAS Website and download the claim form.

All sections on the claims form must be fully completed with the exception of sections 4 and 5, before submitting to a member of Education Staff at least 25 days before the course starts, along with:

Proof of last day of service
Information about the course, including proof of level of qualification
Copy of a utility bill showing home address
Copy of driving licence or passport
Daytime telephone number

Claimants must obtain a Claims Authorisation Note (CAN) from ELCAS BEFORE committing to the course.
If you are no longer serving, please send the Claim Form to:


ELC Manager NTE(ER2),

Floor 3, Mailpoint 3.3

Leach Building, Whale Island

HMS Excellent



Tel: 02392 625954



ELC Manager, D Ed Cap,

Zone 4, Floor 2

Ramillies Building, HQLF

Monxton Road, Andover

SP11 8HT

Tel : 01264 381580 or 01264 381565
Email queries to: mailto:

The Army Single Service telephone helpline is open from, 1400 to 1700 Monday to Thursday, and 1300 to 1600 Friday, excluding bank holidays.


SO3 Accreditation

22 Trg Gp

Room 227, Trenchard Hall

RAF Cranwell

Tel: 01400 268183

For further information on how ELC works, please visit:

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