76 Main Street




NG24 3NP


Tel: 01636 671121

Mobile: 07990521614



Contact us

Resettlement: Why use Trade-Ability?

Our courses offer you a recognised qualification:

L2 BTEC unit certificates (Ask for Forces Discount?)


Our courses are 4 days in duration:

(We don't believe you will be sufficiently competent enough to undertake projects yourself after only 2 days)


Our prices are very competitive:

We offer excellent value for money in comparison to other training providers.



If you are local to us then you will be able to go home in the evening. I'm sure you spend enough time away from your loved ones already.

We are ideally located within 30 minutes of many RAF camps in Lincolnshire and close by to Army camps at Grantham, Nottingham and South Yorkshire.


Personal Touch:

Trade-Ability was founded by Leigh Sanders who served with the RAF Regiment for 24 years. With his Service experience and going through resettlement himself, he is fully aware of the Service Leavers mind set.

50% of our clientele are Service personnel whom normally carry out multiple courses as part of their resettlement grant.


If the above points are factors in your choice of training provider, you may need to highlight your concerns to your Resettlement Officer. We are aware that budgets are tight, however, you need to use your ENTITLEMENT as wisely as possible to maximise your future potential!


We are pleased that word of mouth is getting arround as we have students now coming from as far as Portsmouth in the South and Glasgow in the North. 

Don't forget, if you are in your resettlement period, your Standard Learning Credit may also be utilised.

The Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) grant

IRTC is available for tuition fees up to a maximum of £534.


The IRTC grant is available to Service leavers with six or more years’ service, or Medical Discharges. It’s a contribution to all training costs, both internally at a Regional Resettlement Centre (RRC) or Resettlement Training Centre (RTC), and Externally. 

The Standard Learning Credit (SLC) are earned once a year and are available to be used to assist with resettlement activities in your final 2 years of service up to a Maximum £175.

Enhanced Learning Credits

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales).


Procedure for Claimants no longer in Service

Please note that the following information must be submitted to your Single Service Representative (address details below) a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date:       

  • Fully completed claim form (section 1, 2 and 3) – provided as single-sided pages when submitted in hard copy
  • Evidence of your last day of Service which can be one of the following:- copy of your discharge document, copy of P45 terminating employment, document stamped by regiment confirming leaving date (see notes below)
  • A copy of your driving licence or passport
  • A copy of a utility bill showing your home address
  • Full information about the course that you wish to undertake to include details of your registration date where applicable
  • A copy of your Acknowledgment of Scheme Membership
  • A letter explaining how your chosen course of study will contribute towards personal development     
  • Completion and submission of course evaluation form for all previous ELC funded courses

RAF Personnel can request a copy of their discharge document from the RAF Disclosures team at
Army Personnel can request details of discharge dates from the Army Personnel Centre – phone number 0845 6009663.
Remember! If you are submitting your second or third claim you must complete your previous claim evaluation form.

 Single Service Representatives

Personnel should only contact their Single Service Representative (SSR) if they have been unable to find the answer to their query on the ELCAs website.

       ELC Manager NTE(ER2)
       Floor 3, Mailpoint 3.3
       Leach Building, Whale Island
       HMS Excellent
       PO2 8BY
       Tel: 02392 625954
                            Email: mailto: mailto:

   ELC Manager, DETS (A),
   Zone 4, Floor 2
   Ramillies Building, HQLF
   Monxton Road, Andover
   SP11 8HT
   Tel: please note the phonelines have temporarily been suspended due to the volume of paperwork being processed, please e-mail all queries in the mean time
                            Email: mailto:

    Mr Mick Quainton, Learning Credits Administrator

                             No 22 (Training) Group

                             RAF Central Training School, Trenchard Hall,

                             Royal Air Force Cranwell College,

                             Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB


                             Tel:  01400 268183




Past service members showing off their Hard Work


Trade-Ability can assist you in finding accommodation locally to the workshop. Their are numerous B+B's that offer comfortable facilities for a charge of around £30 - £55 per night. This includes a hearty breakfast. You may also consider temporarily staying at one of the several RAF camps located within 20 minutes of Newark.

Newark is a friendly town with all the facilities you'll need to make your stay enjoyable. It is easily reached just off the A1 so has fantastic road and rail links keeping commuting time to a minimum.

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