Army eLearning Centres (eLC) located within Army Education Centres provide support and information to both soldiers and their adult dependants. For more information on the Sandhurst eLC and the courses available, please click the button below.
This page provides you with you information on the Sandhurst e-Learning Centre (eLC) which is a FREE* educational facility for all at Sandhurst Station. Here you’ll find details on the help and guidance available to you and your family, courses that you can enroll on and updates on education.
The Sandhurst eLC is a comfortable learning environment for adults over the age of 18. Service Personnel, Civil Servants, dependants, and Sandhurst Station contractors can all use the facilities for free; whether it be for military mandatory education, personal development, or advice and guidance. The Sandhurst eLC is available to use by the wider Garrison community.
Qualifications and Courses for Serving Personnel
The qualifications provided by the eLC are Functional Skills (FS) English and Maths (for Service Personnel only) and the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
However, advice and guidance is available on the following:
Standard Learning Credits (SLC)
Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)
Army Skills Offer (ASO).
Specific queries relating to an individual’s personal development, in particular, higher education opportunities, can also be researched on site.
To begin a programme of learning for FS, you must first sit a diagnostic assessment; following this, a recommended learning plan will be issued by the Learning Centre Manager (LCM) with advice on how best to achieve the end qualification. FS can be achieved through several different means depending on the ability of the learner and any skills fade:
1. 2 Week Intensive Course – Aldershot Army Education Centre (AEC)
2. Revision Workshops – With the BSDM at RMAS eLC on Tuesdays during term time
3. Revision Workshops – For Functional Skills e-Learning with the Learning Centre Manager on Wednesdays during term time
3. 1-1 Support – RMAS eLC (by appointment)
4. Straight to Test – RMAS eLC & Aldershot AEC (only for those who achieve a very high diagnostic assessment score, and pass a mock exam in the e-LC)
Booking your Diagnostic Assessment
To book a diagnostic assessment you must see the Learning Centre Manager for a diagnostic assessment bid proforma (diagnostics are run on Tuesdays) to submit your preference, obtain your line manager’s signature and then take this to the eLC to book your place.
The ECDL course is a 7 part programme with a test at each stage to ensure continuous, formative learning.
3 modules at Level 1 will take you through basic IT user skills (including IT Security, Internet, and email) and 4 modules at Level 2 will give you a better understanding of Word Processing, Excel, and PowerPoint. The final module ‘Improving Productivity Using IT’ explores the benefits and drawbacks of using IT tools and systems in the workplace and improving the efficiency of your work by utilising new tools within these Microsoft Applications. The programme is £124.05 (Service Personnel are eligible for Standard Learning Credits (SLC) for this course) and the qualification is a full L2 civilian qualification recognised in 148 countries and awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS).
For those who are regular computer users it is possible to just take level 2.
Civil Servants & Dependants
Civil Servants and dependants of Serving Personnel (aged over 18) can enrol on the ECDL course; for more information or to register your interest, please contact the Sandhurtst eLC Manager. The cost for Civil Servants and dependants is the same as for serving personnel, £52.05 for level 1 and £72.00 for level 2.
Monday 08:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00
Thursday 0800 - 1600
Friday Open by appointment only (appointments to be booked with the Learning Centre Manager)
Location & Contact Details
The Sandhurst eLC is located in Room 39 Faraday Hall (Ground Floor)
01276 412596 / 94261 2596