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Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
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Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
In the second part of our new series on Enterprise Learning, Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise and Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, tells us why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does. And, despite the current uncertainty we are experiencing, she tells us why Enterprise Learning should by no means be considered a luxury …
Get ahead … get AHED
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Get ahead … get AHED
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is designed for adults and is taken by people of all ages and backgrounds – it’s a nationally recognised qualification for people who left school with few qualifications and now want to go to higher education, with many looking to transition to a new career
Disabled? Open up to free study
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Disabled? Open up to free study
The Open University (OU) recently launched the Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund, offering 50 disabled Veterans, injured in, or due to, military service, access to free OU education. In addition to free study, applicants will be offered further specialist careers and disability support. If this is something that could benefit you, read on …
From Armed Forces to civilian life – change your career with NEBOSH!
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From Armed Forces to civilian life – change your career with NEBOSH!
Stepping into civilian life and finding a whole new career path can be challenging. However, for four Service leavers, this was made much easier with a NEBOSH qualification to their name. Here they tell us about the impact NEBOSH qualifications have had on their new careers …
Making university affordable for you
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Making university affordable for you
Members of the Armed Forces are just as welcome at university as anyone else, and if you are looking to study at university next year, there are a number of useful military bursaries available …
Furthering her career
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Furthering her career
In its first year, the Further Forces programme has helped people from all roles within the Armed Forces to find new careers as teachers of post-16 students. Hannah Payne, currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College, is just one of them …
Prepared to succeed
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Prepared to succeed
Now working as technical developer with CNet, Clint Sherratt’s time in the Forces saw him work hard to accumulate skills and qualifications that he knew would stand him in good stead on leaving …
Career Coach: your first step on the path to a new job?
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Career Coach: your first step on the path to a new job?
Most adults returning to study choose programmes based on their career goals. Now, for the first time, Career Coach helps users search for Access to Higher Education Diplomas linked to their chosen careers, highlighting the skills and knowledge needed to enter particular job roles and industries
ELC 101: getting started
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ELC 101: getting started
There are several stages to the ELC process. Full details are set out in Joint Service Publication 822 (JSP 822).
HE’s apprenticeship revolution
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HE’s apprenticeship revolution
Apprenticeships are at the forefront of a huge change in the world of higher education – it is now possible to be an apprentice at all levels of learning, right up to master’s
Study for an MBA
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Study for an MBA
If your CV includes an MBA, it’s likely to focus employers’ attention. It’s a highly respected qualification, sought after in a wide range of career sectors, and the routes to achieving it are eminently flexible. Make it your business to find out more …
New year, new possibilities
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New year, new possibilities
A new year often brings the chance to think about our potential. With that in mind, find out how the Access to Higher Education Diploma opens up study opportunities for those with a Services background …
The Access to Higher Education Diploma
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The Access to Higher Education Diploma
Opportunities and challenges for students with a Services background
Make your claim with care
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Make your claim with care
Don’t let queries or rejection slow down your claim – get it right first time!
The future is soft
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The future is soft
Employment patterns are changing, nowadays a job for life is rare and it is expected that in future it will be normal to change career many times during your working life. Do you have the skills to succeed in this new world of work?
Claims checklist
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Claims checklist
Keep your claim on track with our step-by-step guide …
Power up your HE options
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Power up your HE options
Throughout your Service career you will have been continually focusing on reskilling and upskilling, but you might need higher-level qualifications or want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life. The Access to HE Diploma could be just what you need …
Hands-on higher education success
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Hands-on higher education success
Barney Polden graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2017 with a first-class degree and was nominated by the College for the Institute of Osteopathy’s (iO) Rising Star award. Here’s Barney’s back story …
Get on course to a smoother transition
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Get on course to a smoother transition
Your time in the Forces is likely to have been an all-consuming career experience. Despite that, you may yet have many years ahead of you in the workplace, which means it’s important to make the most of the resettlement options open to you. This five-step guide will help you to plan …
Armed Forces resettlement guide
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Armed Forces resettlement guide
Advice from the CTP, official provider of career guidance, skills training and job-finding assistance to Service leavers. Information on transition services and entitlements, Standard and Enhanced Learning Credits, Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) and duty allowances …
Think you’re not qualified for a healthcare career? Think again!
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Think you’re not qualified for a healthcare career? Think again!
There are almost 410 Access to HE courses in health-related subjects and more than 200 specifically designed for progression to a degree in nursing. Each year, around 50% of Access to HE students study Diplomas in health, public services and care. Could you join them?
Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
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Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
Useful pointers to help you get your claim right-first-time …
Are you eligible?
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Are you eligible?
Take a look at the ELC eligibility rules below to find out …
Useful contacts
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Useful contacts
Need to know more? Here’s who can help …
Life-changing opportunities through lifelong learning
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Life-changing opportunities through lifelong learning
York St John University has been a leading education, training and research institution for 177 years. Equality, ambition and social justice are at the heart of the University’s ethos and this is reflected in its reputation for academic excellence, graduate employability and strong sense of community.
Already left?
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Already left?
How to claim your ELC if you are no longer serving …
Find a new place to belong
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Find a new place to belong
Higher education is not for everyone, but it could be your route through transition. Access to HE qualifications have already been the stepping stone to new careers for many members of the Forces family. Find out how the Access to Higher Education Diploma changed the lives of Mark, Tommy and Susan …
Learning for life Making learning work for you
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Learning for life Making learning work for you
Speaking at the World Education Conference in January 2019, the English Education Minister, Damian Hinds MP, [1] said: ‘It’s not only that a good education helps you find skilled, rewarding work. It’s that everyone should have a chance to discover the joy that comes through learning.’ Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma students know from personal experience the joy of learning and the important role it plays in their personal development.
Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
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Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
Under the ELC scheme, most courses of study undertaken by individuals still serving are exempt from taxation, either as income or as a benefit in kind, if they can be justified as ‘work related’ …
It’s never too late!
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It’s never too late!
The Princess Royal, Patron of the Institute of Learning and Work, recently said that adult education is good for people’s health, self-esteem and employability. A report by the funding body for higher education in England says graduates are more likely to feel satisfied with their life, be happier and feel more worthwhile than non-graduates. Good reasons to think about going back to education. Find out how an Access to HE qualification could help …
Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
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Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life, the Access to HE Diploma could be just what you need …
Spending options
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Spending options
Once your ELC claim has been approved, you’ll find plenty of study and training course choices open to you …
Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
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Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
If you use your ELC wisely while still in uniform it will also be of benefit to your Service …
What is Enterprise Learning?
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What is Enterprise Learning?
Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE (pictured) is CEO and founder of X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Chair of the Soldiering On Awards. In this first part of our new series, she explains why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does – and, while we are experiencing the fallout from COVID-19, what exactly Enterprise Learning is and why it remains as important as ever …
Time to step up to higher ed?
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Time to step up to higher ed?
Higher education at a college or university is about more than just degree courses – it offers a range of options, many of which have a more vocational slant. So, if you’re ready to step up to the next level, HE could be the option for you …
Learn for life and make learning work for you
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Learn for life and make learning work for you
When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up they are often very clear: ‘I’m going to be an astronaut … a princess … a doctor.’ Not all of us can realise our childhood dreams, but for some they do come true. Find out how QAA-recognised Access to HE qualifications have helped others follow their dreams and change their lives – many of whom thought higher education wasn’t really for them

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NuYew | Computing & IT
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Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy | Building Trades
Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy – Start building your next future Being a specialist provider of training for the Construction and Engineering industry with over 200 current enrolments, Train4All are now one of the leading providers delivering training to learners and employers across the Southwest and beyond. Train4All have a large Academy in Somerton, Somerset and in collaboration with Vistry Partnerships, have 3 live on-site Construction Skills Academies located in Alphington in Exeter, North Prospect in Plymouth and Redruth in Cornwall.
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G4S Canine Security Services | Close Protection
G4S is the world’s largest security supplier. The canine division is based just outside London and supports professional deployments across the UK and beyond with specialist training and dog/handler teams.

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University of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber