Ok this is more of a rant, but wish to see if anyone can explain this one. ELC's are available £6000 per Soldier, upto 10 years after service. Yet I decided to use the ELC on an approved skilled course (on ELC website also) but it was declined for "According to JSP 898, the proposed activity has to be of some benefit to the Service. If you were in Resettlement already there would be no problem. As you are still serving you will not be able to use an ELC for this course." So what is the point in these course's ??? They should be taken off the ELC and put under Resettlement ? The Course I was after is a stepping stone to a bigger picture, which takes years of experience to achieve !!!!