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BFBS launches first free social media training programme for military spouses and partners

BFBS launches first free social media training programme for military spouses and partners


13 Apr, 2019

BFBS recently announced the launch of Social Media Spouses, the UK’s first free online social media training programme for military spouses and partners. The course is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and applications open in May.

Social Media Spouses addresses a real need among military spouses and partners to obtain the skills they need to find flexible and interesting work that fits around military and family life. It is also the first dedicated course to offer them detailed training on how to use social media to grow their business, or to find a career in social media.

This 12-week course is designed by social media experts to offer military spouses the opportunity to build up professional skills, ultimately enabling them to become social media professionals. 

The online course will focus on the following areas of social media:

  • social media platforms – how each platform’s algorithms work, along with effective strategies to make content stand out 
  • campaign planning – how plan, implement and evaluate social media campaigns 
  • community management – how to grow and engage an audience, how to moderate comments and discussions, and how to deal with difficult situations
  • photography – learn how to take truly show-stopping images using a phone
  • videos – create professional social media videos using a smartphone
  • ads – using paid-for advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • analytics – using each of the major platforms’ built-in analytics tools.

Those who secure a place on the course, which is part of the Forces Media Academy, will also become part of an exclusive social media community. Here they will receive advice on careers in social media, content or campaigns, plus ongoing support and feedback from experts on anything related to social media. 

The course will be completed through a learning platform, which can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Applications open in May, but military spouses and partners can register their interest now via by joining the Facebook group at

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