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grants & funding

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It may be possible for you to receive funding or a grant towards your training with us, especially if you have recently been made redundant or are unemployed. The following information is not an exhaustive list of help available, but is a good starting point.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 20086.

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Enhanced Learning Credits

Proactive Technical Training is a registered training provider with the Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service (often referred to as ELC or ELCAS).
See our Services Retraining page here.

The aim of the ELC is to promote "lifelong learning" amongst service personnel, providing the opportunity to claim up to £6000 towards retraining, either for a potential role within the armed forces, or for a future career upon leaving the services. The ELC scheme contributes up to 80% towards courses and funding is only available for training towards higher level learning/nationally recognised qualifications at level 3 or above.

PTT's provider reference number with ELC is 3885. For more information on ELCs click on the following link.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions:

Jobcentre Plus Grants

You may be eligable for a training grant through Jobcentre Plus. Grants may also be available if you set up your own business.

General help

A good website for general help and advice is:


Offers training grants to help people back into work

Royal British Legion

Offers service leavers and ex-service people free business advice and interest free loans of up to £5,000


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