MOD / CTP - Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)

CTP Preferred SupplierUse your Enhanced Learning Credits to gain recognised qualifications in Project and Programme management with SPOCEELC Approved Provider

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. SPOCE is registered with this scheme and can provide accredited training that works with the ELC. Download the resettlement brochure here. SPOCE Resettlement Brochure

You can contact SPOCE on +44 (0)1202 739116 for advice or to provisionally book your course date. You then have to contact your Education Staff and complete a ELC Claim Form quoting the reference number: 2745. Please see Claim Steps below to view the full steps for making a booking and processing your Claim.



Getting Started in Project Management

“I don't have the experience” is something that we hear time and again from service leavers. We believe you do have the experience. Perhaps you need to give some thought to the “projects” you have managed during your service (e.g. arranging the Mess Summer Ball, the Summer Fair, or the Christmas Draw).

Gaining a certificate in PRINCE2® or APM will put you in a stronger position to secure job interviews. It will be ten times more difficult to secure an interview without a project management certificate. It is the inter-view that will give you the opportunity to explain the experience that you have.

When looking to start your career in project management, consider your experience, and match this to the different roles in project and programme management.

  • Programme Manager - Manages large change initiatives; coordinates many projects.
  • Business Change Manager - Ensure new capabilities are embedded to achieve benefit.
  • Project Manager - Coordinates work to manage the successful delivery of products.
  • Project Coordinator/Asst Project Manager - Assisting with maintaining project logs and registers; creating reports and other documentation.
  • Project Support - Provides administrative support to the project teams.

The course you choose largely depends on the career you wish to pursue. While we cannot choose the course for you, we can certainly give good advice on training for your future.


What makes you choose the right training provider?

What makes you choose the right training provider? It could be price, quality, reputation, location of courses or high pass rates. At SPOCE, you can have all of this, and more. Training with SPOCE will ensure you receive quality, choice and value

And better still, you have the assurance of knowing that when you leave the training course, you will understand what you have been taught. Because being the World’s first accredited training organisation in both PRINCE2® and MSP® ensures we have the experience, knowledge and commitment to meet your requirements.

SPOCE - Experience, Knowledge, Commitment


Please click on the tabs (adjacent to ELC Home) to view relevant information.


Training Courses - Methods - Options


PRINCE2 - Accredited Training Organisation
PRINCE2 Passport - Accredited eLearning
MSP - Accredited Training Organisation
MSP Passport - Accredited eLearning
M_o_R - Accredited Training Organisation
APM - Approved Training Organisation
ITIL - Accredited Training Organisation
Agile PM
P3O - Accredited Training Organisation
MoV - Accredited Training Organisation
MoP - Accredited Training Organisation
Microsoft Project


Combi Courses - Get better value from your ELC

To help maximise your learning credits SPOCE has offer a number of combination courses that can be used in the same claim. Not only do the combi-courses ensure that you use your full ELC, but you get better value on the course pricing too.

Any Two 5-Day Practitioner Courses

Individual Contribution - £480/-
ELC Contribution - £1,920/-

The simplest example of a combi-course is for you to choose any two 5-day Practitioner courses from our range of PRINCE2, MSP. APMP, P3O, MoV or MoP. Or you might look at covering a wider range of subjects by taking Foundation level courses or online learning. You can combine any number of courses.

If you are looking to combine three or more courses, you should be aware that your contribution will need to cover the costs over and above the £2,000 ELC (your individual contribution must cover at least 20% of the total cost). If you have a specific combination in mind, then please call our ELC Advisors on +44 (0)1202 739116 and they will help you with your selection and claim.

 

Project Management - Example Combinations

Project Professional Certification

Individual Contribution - £480/-
ELC Contribution - £1,920/-
  • 5-Day PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • 3-Day APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners

Our Most Popular Combi: Project Professional Certification

This course combination is perfect for individuals who are look-ing at gaining the skills and qualifications to become a fully rounded project manager. It includes the process driven frame-work of PRINCE2 (What, When, Why, Who), coupled with the APMP Certificate (How) based on the APM body of knowledge.

Complete Project Management Certification

Individual Contribution - £550/-
ELC Contribution - £2,000/-
  • 5-Day PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • 3-Day APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners
  • 2-Day Microsoft Project

Complete Project Management Certification

This course combination is aimed at project managers who are considering the Project Professional Certification (above), but need software training in the most commonly used Project Man-agement software tool “Microsoft Project”. The Microsoft course is a 2-day course covering both Introduction and Intermediate levels, and is ideal for beginners and base users.
 

Project Management and Agile Certification

Individual Contribution - £500/-
ELC Contribution - £2,000/-
  • 5-Day PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • 5-Day Agile PM Practitioner

Project Management and Agile Certification

This course combination is aimed at project managers and de-velopers who are looking at confirming their project manage-ment experience with formal qualifications. PRINCE2 providing the de facto process-driven method, and Agile PM providing a more flexible approach with focus on time and cost. Agile PM can be used in the development cycles of PRINCE2 projects.
 



Multiple Courses - Foundation & Practitioner

PRINCE2, MSP, M_o_R, P3O, ITIL, MoV or MoP
Foundation  3 Courses   4 Courses   5 Courses 
Individual Contribution £480 £880 £1300
ELC Contribution £1,920 £2,000 £2,000
PRINCE2, MSP, M_o_R, P3O, ITIL, MoV or MoP
Practitioner  3 Courses   4 Courses   2 Online + 2 Courses 
Individual Contribution £1,240 £2,000 £1,420
ELC Contribution £2,000 £2,000 £2,000



Senior Management - Example Combination

Programme, Portfolio & Value Mgmt Certification

Individual Contribution - £480/-
ELC Contribution - £1,920/-
  • 3-Day MSP Foundation
  • 3-Day MoP Foundation
  • 2-Day MoV Foundation

Programme, Portfolio and Value Management

This combination is aimed at senior management who will be involved with ensuring the organisation’s portfolio of pro-grammes and projects is aligned to the strategy. It is essential in today’s economic climate to gain maximum value from avail-able resources, and to ensure that the organisation is running the right programmes and projects, the right way.
 
 

ELC Claim Process and Steps


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Can I combine more than one course?

    • Yes. SPOCE can combine any number of course titles. This means that you can use your full allowance to book 2 or more courses under one claim.
  2. Are combination courses set or can I mix and match?

    • The courses we have shown on our literature are examples, we can combine any courses to enable you to complete the training you feel is best suited to your needs
  3. Do courses need to run sequentially and be within a set period?

    • Not necessarily.  However, to enable you to get the best benefit from your ELCAS allowances it is advisable to book the next available course running at a location convenient to yourself
  4. If I book 2 courses, do I have to attend the same venue?

    • No. You have a choice of any date and venue to choose from the SPOCE public schedule.
  5. Can the accommodation costs be separated from the course costs?

    • Yes. We can separate any cost associated with the courses
  6. Can food costs be separated from course and accommodations costs?

    • Yes. We can separate any cost associated with the courses
  7. Can receipts for the above be billed to the candidate?

    • Yes.  All invoices can be billed as required
  8. Can the cost of the combination courses be expanded over a two different ELC credit periods?

    • Yes.  Provided the first part of the combination course is taken in the first credit period and the next course is taken at the earliest convenient time then there is not a problem
  9. What are SPOCE pass rates?

    • SPOCE's pass rates are available on the next tab.
  10. Will I get penalised if I am sent on deployment at short notice and therefore need to change course dates?

    • No.  Providing your change of circumstances can be supported by an email or letter from your Commanding Officer
  11. Do I have to book courses through the CTP?

    • No. You can book directly through SPOCE.
  12. If I don’t book courses through the CTP but use my ECL credits will I get the same price as CTP price lists?

    • Yes.  Providing you are using your ELCAS credits then the prices of all our courses will be the same
  13. Where can I find further information?

 

 

Why SPOCE?

What makes you choose the right training provider? It could be price, quality, reputation, location of courses or pass rates. At SPOCE, you can have all of this, and more. Training with SPOCE will not only ensure you receive quality, choice and value, but you will also have the assurance of our exam ‘Safe-Hands Guarantee*’. And better still, you have the assurance of knowing that when you leave the course, you will understand what you have been taught. Because being the World’s first accredited training organisation in both PRINCE2® and MSP® ensures we have the experience, knowledge and commitment to meet your requirements.

  • SPOCE is approved by the MoD in support of the ELC scheme - Provider number 2745
  • SPOCE is a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • SPOCE was the first to deliver an accredited PRINCE2® course in January 1997
  • SPOCE was the first accredited company with the APMG and hold certificate number 001
  • SPOCE is a contributor to the Cabinet Office methods
  • SPOCE pass rates are consistently above the national average
  • SPOCE has a strong reputation for quality, flexibility and knowledge

*Safe-Hands Guarantee is not included with Agile PM, APM, Change Management and ITIL courses.


SPOCE Pass Rates

SPOCE’s pass rates are of the highest levels in the industry. Pass rates are updated every week, and at the time of going to press the following pass rates had been achieved (January 2011 - December 2011).

PRINCE2® MSP® APM® M_o_R®
Foundation 98% Foundation 99% APMP 82% Foundation 100%
Practitioner 86% Practitioner 84% APMP (PRINCE2) 86% Practitioner 84%
P3O® ITIL® MoV® MoP™
Foundation 100% Foundation 99% Foundation 100% Foundation 100%
Practitioner 86%     Practitioner 100%


Accomodation

Some people want to steep themselves in the training and learn it end-to-end, without distractions. This is very often the best way of learning and some people may find this is the only way for them to learn. Our residential training courses allow them to do exactly that.

They’re the same high-quality SPOCE training courses – but a more intensive learning experience, delivered at a minimum 3 star hotel for your convenience. As you’d expect, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided – and delegates can unwind using any hotel’s leisure facilities, including the gym and pool where available.

If you wish to include accommodation onto your course, contact the SPOCE team on 01202 739116 and we will endeavour to secure the best possible rates for you.


What our customers say about us

SPOCE has a loyal customer base with clients from the public and private sectors. Over 70% of SPOCE's business is either recommendation or repeat business.


Julia was fantastic and went over configuration management again and again until I finally got it!! So thank you ever so much. This will really help me in my daily working life - " Rachel Cough"

Excellent Trainer/Course/Hotel Facilities - Great Knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer - very Enjoyable Course" - Leanne Preuss"

Richard is a fantastic trainer and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks! - "Res Sembi"

Trainer was faultless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough etc. I would recommend collagues to attend the course with this trainer in particular - "Andrew Willis"

Enjoyed the way the course was delivered with respect to interaction of delegates - "Jason Bennett"

Mike was excellent. I think i'd have been worn out by about 10am on Monday if I were him - "Sally Ragret"

Richard made a complex subject clear and got us up to speed in 3 days! - "Paul Curtis"

The course surpassed my expectations. I'll totally recomend it to my colleagues - "Marjuh Hernandez"

The trainer was outstanding, informative, helpful, well prepared, able to tailor the course to particular requirements, and had a sense of humour! - "Saminia Khan"



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