Training and qualifications

Our preparing for employment training page offers initial training opportunities such as early career planning, CV writing, preparing for job interviews etc.

Funding available

The Royal British Legion can assist with education grants to personnel and family members.

Find information and advice on:

Or you are welcome to call the contact centre if you have specific questions on 0808 802 8080.

The RAF Benevolent Fund can, in some cases, provide help to assist those who have found themselves unemployed and in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of training courses, as well as other information around options.

Here are some general places to go for ongoing training and qualifications:

Accountancy, Finance and Business online through ACCA-X

ACCA-X is an exciting low cost way to study via an online learning programme to support learners everywhere interested in accountancy, finance and business.

Free online courses

AWS re:Start

Amazon Web Services re:Start is a training and job placement programme, launched by AWS, for the UK to educate young adults as well as military veterans, reservists, and their spouses, on the latest software development and cloud computing technologies.

HNC in Media Production

The Forces Media Academy runs this course for service leavers, veterans and reservists to embark on a free one-year Higher National Certificate in Media Production. The Academy (part of SSVC) provides 15 ex-service personnel, per year with the training, experience and qualifications needed to forge a career in the media, whether videography, digital, TV or radio.

Google Digital Garage

Online courses, designed for you to grow your career or business. Choose your course, register, and start learning today.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

There are many courses offered around mental health and wellbeing – most are free of charge to personnel and/or family members.