It’s a great pleasure to welcome Service Leavers to Ainscough Training Services.

Our staff are ready to help you make that next step;

We are approved by ELCAS & CTP and can help you with your Resettlement Training and give you access to interview opportunities in the Lifting and Crane Industry.

Plus extra discounts off full price courses for all service leavers*

Why choose Ainscough Training Services?

  • We are approved by Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS) and you can use your ELCAS funding with us. Please click the link to ELCAS to find out more.
  • You can use your Resettlement Funding with us.
  • We are approved by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • We are an accredited test centre for training and NVQs for the qualifications that will help you get a job when you leave the military and will allow you to work on any Contactors Group; CPCS/NOCN & Cskills Awards & NPORS
  • Many of our Instructors & Assessors have military experience and understand the journey you are about to take.
  • All our Instructors and Assessors are highly knowledgeable and have many years real life industry experience.
  • We can give you access to reduced cost accommodation that is available just for our candidates
  • We can give you a list of funding opportunities that help Service Leavers Please click here
    Or see the list below
  • We can help you with the Slinger Signaller, Mobile Crane Operator, Crane Supervisor & Appointed Person categories.  ELCAS will fund up to 80% of  categories that are a level 3 and above, so they can fund the Appointed Person & Crane Supervisor. The Slinger Signaller and Mobile Crane are level 2 so you can use your Resettlement Grants and Standard Learning Credits for the Slinger Signaller and Mobile Crane Operator. Plus at Ainscough Training Services we offer extra discount for courses you cant use your ELCAS for.

For more information on how we can help you prepare yourself for employment in your new civilian life. Please call 01772 623591 or email

You can benefit from a comprehensive support network to guide you through the whole process.

Other Military Funding Opportunities

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS) ELCAS will fund up to 80% of level 3 and above.

Career Transition Partnership (CTP) will support service leavers up to 10 years after they have left. Ainscough Training Services are on the CTP list of preferred suppliers

 The Royal Marines Charity Charity work with all compulsory discharged Royal Marine service leavers, veterans and spouses. We support them into meaningful and rewarding employment through bespoke careers advice and guidance, sourcing of employment opportunities and funding for training, qualifications and equipment.

Royal British Legion We’re here to help ease the burden of financial pressures and transition into civilian life for the Armed Forces community. Whether you need help to claim compensation after an injury, help with your finances or support to find a job after you’ve left the Armed Forces – we can help you.

The Army Benevolent Fund Our grants for individuals and families. Grants are available to people in need who are:

  • Members and former members of the British Regular Army who have completed adult basic training
  • Members and former members of the British Army Reserve who have completed one year’s satisfactory service
  • Spouses / civil partners, widows, widowers, dependant child/children of those detailed above

Consideration will also be given to those who have been medically discharged within this period

SSAFA – Contact the local branch.  They will assess if funding is available and it is determined on a welfare need which is not just financial; a welfare need could be working away from home for excessive amounts of time.

Help For Heroes – Potential applicants need have left the military over 2 years and be either medically discharged, in receipt of a war pension or have a service injury or illness that can be verified by a health care professional.

The diagnosis could be after they have left the military, but must be a result of their time in the military. If they comply to this criteria they can contact Help for Heroes for welfare, financial and general help. Their regional contact number is on the website

Veterans Gatewayinformation, advice and support for veterans and their families

We are the first point of contact for veterans and their loved ones. Our friendly and knowledgeable helpline team is available 24/7 and can directly refer veterans to our verified, expert partners including Combat Stress, SSAFA, Poppy Scotland and more.

Citizens advice for the armed forces. A wide range of help available, best thing to do is to contact them direct and they can assess where potential applicants  can go for help


Our Client Skanska are looking for six new apprentices, potentially located in the South of England, start date is around the end of February/March time.

Service leavers are welcome to apply. Please click the link below to find out more information.

At Ainscough Training Services we are ready to help you and can put you in touch with our ex-service staff who can give you all the help and advice you need.

Please call us on 01772 623591 or email for more information on how we can help you.

Take a look at our Military Resettlement Video: