UK Armed Forces Provision

We are proud to be an Accredited Training Provider under the ELCAS programme (ELC Provider Number 1235).

Members of the armed forces are enrolled on all of our courses; Stratford Business School tutors work with service personnel on both distance learning provision and intensive seminars held on military bases including RMAS, The Defence Academy and Northwood HQ.

Enhanced Learning Credits

Talk to us first to discuss the most appropriate qualification for you. If Enhanced Learning Credits are appropriate we can provide you with details to complete an ELC Claim Form and start the process rolling. The form has to be approved by your Commanding Officer and Education Staff before being sent to ELCAS. They then send you a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN), which you send to us. The CAN guarantees that the MOD will pay up to £1000 or £2000 towards your course fees, depending on your entitlement.

Contact our office for more information, or go straight to to find the forms.

Qualifications and Accreditation

Fast Track MBA

A two stage programme. You could achieve a full MBA in under two years.

Stage 1 Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

  • Awarding Body Pearson BTEC
  • 120 Masters Credit Points
  • Post nominals PG Dip
  • Primarily aimed at officers; accreditation is available for Warrant Officers and above. Check the Prospectus for rank-related accreditation.

Stage 2 MBA Top Up

Automatic progression on to the final stage of the MBA at our partner Universities. See the Armed Forces Prospectus download for details.

Armed Forces Prospectus: Get pdf

Fast track MBA overview: Get pdf

Stratford Business School courses are available by distance learning, and through seminars. Accreditation is available to all Armed Forces Officers, Late Entry Officers, Warrant Officers and Reservists if appropriate military training has been completed. Contact our office to discuss your individual circumstances. Download a copy of the Level 7 Prospectus PDF by clicking on the Armed Forces prospectus button above. Please note that Resettlement Funding cannot be used towards course fees that include seminar tuition delivered on military bases.

UK Armed Forces Residential Seminars 2019 – 2020:
for the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

October 7 – 11 Northwood HQ, London
December 2 – 6 Defence Academy, Shrivenham

January 27 – 31 Northwood HQ, London
March 23 – 27 Defence Academy, Shrivenham
April 24 – 26 Defence Academy, Shrivenham (ICSC only)
June 1 – 5 Defence Academy, Shrivenham
October 5 – 9 Northwood HQ, London
Nov 30 – Dec 4 Defence Academy, Shrivenham