ELCAS Courses

Animal Jobs Direct is an Approved ELCAS Course Provider

The Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to encourage lifelong learning for members of the Armed Forces.

The scheme provides financial support (by means of an up-front payment) for higher level regulated qualifications (Level 3 and above).

We are approved by ELCAS to deliver the The ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and the ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. 

These are Ofqual regulated qualifications designed for learners preparing for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist or in a Veterinary career utilising hydrotherapy as a treatment.

These courses meet the criteria for membership of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH).

Animal Hydrotherapists use hydrotherapy techniques to assist animals with rehabilitation in order to recover from injury, as an element of pain management or as a type of exercise for animals with mobility issues.

Animal Hydrotherapy


We have 2 regulated qualifications approved for ELCAS funding, and will be adding more in the near future. Please visit the ELCAS website and click on the 'Learning Providers' button and then "Learning Provider Search'. Search for Animal Jobs Direct and the courses and packages will be shown in the approved list. Please do contact us for assistance or advice.

Animal Hydrotherapy


Completion of one of these regulated qualifications, will enable you to seek employment as an Animal Hydrotherapist; there is a shortage of qualified animal hydrotherapists.

Or alternatively, you could set up your own Animal Hydrotherapy business and work for yourself.

We will assist you all the way, whether it's finding a job or setting up your own animal hydrotherapy business.

Service Leavers can also use their Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) funding and Resettlement Grant (RG) funding for all our training courses.

The Enhanced Learning Credits Process

1. Contact us on 0208 6269646 or by email should you require further information about the courses we are approved to offer. 

2. Fill out your ELCAS application form available at www.enhancedlearningcredits.com

3. Give your claim form to your commanding officer or learning staff for approval.           

4. If you need the MOD form 1746 completed, please scan and email to jenny@animal-job.co.uk and it will be returned to you in the same manner. 

5. ELCAS will then check your eligibility for funding.

6. On receipt of your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN), you must present it to your chosen Learning Provider before the course is due to start.

7. You can then make your 20% personal contribution enabling you to begin your course. 

Animal Jobs Direct


Please click here to get in touch with our team for assistance with any questions you may have about the courses, or for assistance with your ELCAS application.

Animal Jobs Direct

Animal Jobs Direct is accredited as a recognised course and training provider by 4 National Awarding Bodies. We offer a comprehensive choice of canine, animal care, wildlife, veterinary, reptile, animal charity, equine, marine animal and pet care business courses. Please click here for more information.

Animal Jobs Direct is an Approved Course Provider for the MOD through the ELCAS scheme. Our provider ID number is 8609. 

Some 2015 and 2016 reviews from ELCAS students attending our courses

"A good all round company, Lisa was great to work with"

"Yes, I would use them again the course was exactly what I wanted with good content"

"I found the course to be very useful and a great learning experience. Ihave since enrolled on a further course with same provider"

"I am hoping to put in a claim to do another course with them and would highly recommend them to another colleage. Great course and supportive tutors"

Animal Jobs Direct


Please click here if you would like more information about us and how to enrol and study

Contact us to discuss the ELCAS courses.