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. Seminars have been held in previous years on military bases including RMAS, The Defence Academy and Northwood HQ. The same intensive seminars are currently being delivered virtually via videos and group meetings. These are held several times during the year.

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

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: SBS Armed Forces Prospectus

PGDip Brochure:  Brochure

Stratford Business School courses are available by distance learning and by intensive virtual seminars. ICSC(L) Majors can be accredited with the Strategic Leadership and Management unit. This is based on military rank related training (post 2010). Accreditation cannot be based on experience or number of years service. Civilian qualifications at postgraduate Level 7 can be taken into account for accreditation if units have included academic study and are essentially the same in content. Please contact the SBS office for confirmation of any possible accreditation.

Download a copy of the Level 7 Prospectus PDF by clicking on the Armed Forces prospectus button above.

Armed Forces Virtual Intensive Seminars
Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership – please contact the SBS office for available dates.