The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC / ELCAS) scheme promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. You can use ELC / ELCAS funding to pay for your Firebrand course. As per Joint Service Publications (JSP) 822, ELC / ELCAS funding doesn't cover course materials, accommodation and meals - which the student is responsible for paying for.
If you are recently made redundant you may be eligible for Government funding, through the Department of Work and Pensions. Contact your local JobCentre Plus and discuss your training requirements with a member of the Rapid Response Team.
Train to Gain has been discontinued, but in some parts of the UK there are similar opportunities:
The free local business support service, Business Link, has a Grants and Support Directory available for those looking to help fund many aspects of running your business, including training.
If you are living or working within the Home Counties (Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk) then you may be eligible to claim up to £1000 (VAT incl) worth of training, through their Response to Redundancy programme. The programme is part of the Beyond 2010 programmed and funded by the East of England Development Agency with co-founding from the European Social Fund.
Unsure of what help is out there? Call our finance adviser at 0207 907 1135 for some advice.