Armed forces support

Student support

We provide a full support service for armed forces personnel and their families. You could be entitled to course funding to help you take the step into civilian life. We'll be there for you from settling into university to finding suitable training or careers advice.

Supporting the Covenant

We work in partnership with Lancashire County Council, the NHS and HQ North West in the support and delivery of the Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub providing ongoing daily support to the armed forces community across Lancashire.

Enhanced learning credits

Whether you are still serving or have been resettled, you might be entitled to full or partial funding for an undergraduate or master’s degree.

The Enhanced Learning Credits Accreditation Services (ELCAS) provide funding for educational courses to enhance your skills and knowledge base. The University has been a registered ELCAS service provider since 2006 and has had more than 300 military personnel enrol.

Lacking formal qualifications?

If you've been out of education for many years, our free fast-track Return to Study programmes will help you make the transition to university study.

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College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services

We work closely with the College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services (CMVES), and have achieved an Armed Forces Covenant Gold award and national acclaim for helping service members resettle.

The CMVES team based at UCLan can help you and your family make a smooth transition from a career in the military services to civilian life. Specialist staff who have experience in the armed forces will provide you with professional guidance and advice if you are planning to leave the armed forces, or are already a military veteran.

You can speak to a member of the team about anything from resettlement and starting a new career to ELC funding, qualifications, family support and making the most of civilian life. It is a great opportunity for you to find out what possibilities exist and get a head start.


Understanding the transition pathway for ex-service personnel discharged due to physical challenge

The Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £149,625 to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), in partnership with the University of Salford, to undertake a two-year research project to understand the transition to civilian life for ex-Service personnel with physical conditions as a direct result of Service.

Service Children’s Progression Alliance

Lancashire and the North West Hub

The University of Central Lancashire is privileged to host one of the SCiP hubs in the North West of England with a particular focus on Lancashire.

The University is a dedicated to supporting the armed forces community and is one of the few Universities to hold the Gold ERS award, demonstrating our commitment in this area.

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