ELCAS Courses

Animal Jobs Direct is an Approved ELCAS Course Provider

ELC Provider Number: 8609

Animal Jobs Direct is proud to be an Approved Learning Provider of the MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme helping to promote life-long learning for members of the Armed Forces (ELC Provider No: 8609).

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).

Animal Jobs Direct is approved by ELCAS to deliver 2 Dog Behaviour and 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy Ofqual Regulated Qualifications

Dog Behaviour & Training

Aim Awards Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare. This qualification meets the Higher Standard DEFRA Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements (2018) for Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding Businesses.

Level 4 Diploma in Canine Training and Behaviour Management. This qualification is a progression from the Level 3 Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification. The course is relevant for those wishing to expand their knowledge of canine anatomy and physiology, training and behaviour, the role of exercise and nutrition and how to run dog training classes.

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Small Animal Hydrotherapy

ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

These Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualifications are Ofqual regulated qualifications designed for learners preparing for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist, including those wanting to set up their own Animal Hydrotherapy Business. These Animal Hydrotherapy 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. There is a shortage of qualified animal hydrotherapists. Completion of either the Small Animal Diploma or Certificate course, will enable you to seek employment as an Animal Hydrotherapist.Or alternatively, you could set up your own Animal Hydrotherapy business and work for yourself. Animal Jobs Direct is committed to assisting you all the way, whether it's finding a job or setting up your own animal hydrotherapy business.

Animal Hydrotherapy


To access these qualifications, 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.

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. 



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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.

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Animal Jobs Direct is accredited as a recognised course and training provider by 5 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. 

Recent 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"


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