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.
The women’s section of the Royal British Legion offers two separate bursaries for eligible beneficiaries: Educational Scholarships and Educational Grants.
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
- Introduction to Bookkeeping and Introduction to Management Accounting
- Intermediate Bookkeeping and Intermediate Management Accounting
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.