University Courses

So you’re preparing for the move to Civilian life but don’t know where to start? Whether or not you already have a career option in mind, why not take a look into gaining qualifications through relevant courses. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of Resettlement courses, designed with Service Leaders in mind to give you the best chance of success in the Civilian job market.

  • Preparing for resettlement with The Open University

    The Open University (OU) celebrate their 50th anniversary during 2019. In the past half century, they’ve supported thousands of Service leavers and Veterans with aspirations to achieve qualifications through their distance learning courses. You could do it too…

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  • Distance Learning is a great way to add qualifications to your CV

    Plenty of Service leavers reach a point in their resettlement journey when they realise that they need to upgrade their qualifications to get into the career they’re looking for. Distance learning is a great way to add valuable qualifications to your CV.

    Flexible

    Unlike other courses, especially those, based on campus, distance learning is flexible. Course materials are usually provided online and once your assignment is complete it is usually emailed back to your tutor for assessment. This means that Service-leavers can work from home around their other commitments to family or employment, for example, as can those who are approaching the end of their Service and want to study from their base.

    Tutor

    Distance learning is not the same as learning by yourself. The college or university you study with will assign a tutor to support you through the course and provide guidance and feedback regarding your projects.

    Connect

    Connecting to your tutor and even your virtual classmates will help you to get the best from your course. If there is a downside to distance learning it might be that you miss the interaction between students in workshops and so on. Discussion forums and the like help to fill this gap.

    Convenient

    It’s down to you to apply yourself and engage with the learning materials wherever you choose to study. Successful students often study ‘little and often’ setting aside time daily. Nevertheless, distance learning can be caught up if you need to use time for other commitments unexpectedly, say.

    CV

    An increasing number of colleges and universities are offering distance learning opportunities. Not only are qualifications acquired by distance learning respected but people prepared to commit the time to education are similarly respected and admired.

    Entry requirements

    Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are likely to have entry requirements, set by the university running the course. These may include prior educational qualifications, especially in English and mathematics – as well as possibly in the subject you’re intending to study.

    Courses

    There are hundreds of courses available from an increasing number of institutions, most famously, the Open University, who celebrate their 50th anniversary during 2019. Since you’ll be studying remotely it doesn’t matter where you live in relation to the college or university. This means that you are not confined to a limited number of course selections based at institutions in a given area.

    Costs

    Studying isn’t cheap. A three-year undergraduate degree course can cost in the region of £15,000 but it’s much less than the amounts that full-time students attending colleges and universities are spending.

    Fees should really be seen as an investment that will potentially put you on a successful career trajectory – and because you can use your lump sum and ELCAS to fund it, you might never have an opportunity like this again.

    For more information on distance learning, visit:

    The Complete University Guide

    www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

    Distance Learning Centre

    www.distance-learning-centre.co.uk

    The Open University

    www.open.ac.uk

    UCAS

    www.ucas.com

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  • Be Better Equipped With An OU Degree

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find Open University qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • UCAS Extra

    While the deadline for applications for the majority of UCAS undergraduate courses has passed, there’s still another chance to get on a course starting this year. UCAS Extra is a service that begins on 25 February 2019 and runs until 4 July 2019.

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  • Aim Higher With The Open University

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find Open University qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • Aim Higher With The Open University

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find Open University qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • January Admissions – How to apply for your new career

    You might think that because you missed the traditional September admissions window that you’ll have to wait until next autumn to start your course. Not so. There are more opportunities to start a college or university course than you might realise – and if you’re quick, you could even start in January!

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  • Aim Higher With The Open University

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find Open University qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • Settling into Civilian Life – Be better prepared with The Open University

    Every year, many Armed Forces personnel achieve qualifications with The Open University (OU). You could be one of them…

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  • MSc in Nuclear Science & Technology Courses

    Whether you’re already working in the nuclear industry or looking to move into this rapidly growing sector, enhance your career prospects on a unique programme that will improve your personal and professional skills on a diverse range of reactor technology and decommissioning modules.

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  • MSc in Nuclear Science & Technology Courses

    Whether you’re already working in the nuclear industry or looking to move into this rapidly growing sector, enhance your career prospects on a unique programme that will improve your personal and professional skills on a diverse range of reactor technology and decommissioning modules.

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  • Why wait? – January university admissions

    If you’re keen on enrolling for a study course but missed the September intake, don’t worry. Many universities up and down the country offer courses that start in January, so you can still apply if you get working on your submission now.

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  • Wiltshire College and University Centre: Resettlement on your doorstep

    Delivering accredited qualifications and employability skills for service personnel and their families.

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  • What is distance learning?

    Following our profile of the Open University (August 2018 edition), we return to the subject of distance learning to look more generally about what it’s all about and how Service leavers can make it work.

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  • The Open University

    Established in 1969, The Open University (OU) is a world-class institution specialising in distance learning. To date around two million students have benefi ted from a flexible method of studying for qualifi cations from this hugely innovative educational institution.

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  • University of Plymouth: Apply now for entry onto BSc (Hons) Podiatry

    It’s not too late to apply for September 2018 entry onto BSc (Hons) Podiatry.

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  • Be Better Equipped With An OU Degree

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find our qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

    Continue reading →
  • MSc in Nuclear Science & Technology Courses

    Whether you’re already working in the nuclear industry or looking to move into this rapidly growing sector, enhance your career prospects on a unique programme that will improve your personal and professional skills on a diverse range of reactor technology and decommissioning modules.

    Continue reading →
  • Course Applications – better late…

    Studying for a new career is an option that many Service personnel leaving the Armed Forces look at. Returning to full-time education may involve choosing a course related to your previous Military experience or you may decide to study a completely different subject that can lead to a fresh career altogether.

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  • University of Plymouth: Apply now for entry onto BSc (Hons) Podiatry

    It’s not too late to apply for September 2018 entry onto BSc (Hons) Podiatry.

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  • Celebrating Armed Forces Day & Reserves Day with 50% off

    Study an individual module in Terrorism Studies by part-time online e-learning. Their leading Certificate in Terrorism Studies has been used by hundreds of soldiers over the last ten years. Join them in taking the course for our June or October intake and get 50% off the module price.*

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  • Understanding Terrorism: University of St. Andrews

    As the oldest such centre in Europe dedicated solely to understanding the threat of terrorism, we have extensive experience of offering guided learning to practitioners from a wide variety of counterterrorism backgrounds.

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  • Shell Graduate Programme 2018

    Discover the advantages of the Shell Graduate Programme. Learn more about applying and the opportunities that await you. Whether you join the Technical or Commercial Functions area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will enhance your career. They’ve designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the business knowledge and training you’ll need to become a future leader.

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  • Be Better Equipped With An OU Degree

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find our qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

    Continue reading →
  • MSc in Nuclear Science & Technology Courses

    Whether you’re already working in the nuclear industry or looking to move into this rapidly growing sector, enhance your career prospects on a unique programme that will improve your personal and professional skills on a diverse range of reactor technology and decommissioning modules.

    Continue reading →
  • New Online Courses at the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

    Established in 2015, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies develops knowledge in policing, crime prevention and allied security professions.

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  • The leading online course in Terrorism Studies

    Terrorism Studies online course from CSTPV at the University of St Andrews is the first transnational counter-terrorism online course to provide individuals, military and police, as well as public and private sector organisations with an understanding of the latest thinking on terrorism and homeland security.

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  • Aim Higher With The Open University

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find Open University qualifications are widely recognised in Civvy Street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • Top Of The Class: Military veterans offered bursaries to retrain as teachers

    From this September, Military veterans will be offered bursaries worth £40,000 to retrain as teachers as part of a government scheme to help instil self-discipline and leadership skills in young people.

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  • Exploring Your ELC Options

    Whether you’ve already got a new career in your sights or you’re still exploring your options, making the most of the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme could give your CV a boost.

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  • HM Armed Forces Course Opportunities

    The University of Wolverhampton aims to support serving Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, Reservists and their families by providing quality courses designed to enhance personal and professional development, translating their knowledge and experience into nationally and internationally recognised qualifications that can be transferred into their role within the Armed Forces and future careers.

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  • Open University Ex-Military Courses

    Preparing for the move to civilian life? Get a qualification that matters. You’ll find our qualifications are widely recognised in civvy street and come with the benefits of a practical approach to learning that’s ideal while you’re still in the Forces and beyond.

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  • NTEC-Develop your Nuclear skills

    An Innovative Approach for Nuclear Skills Development. The Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC), established in 2005, brings together seven pre-eminent nuclear universities in the UK plus the Nuclear department of the Defence Academy to provide a Master’s level programme in nuclear science and technology.

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  • Going To University Through Clearing

    If you already have sufficient qualifications or you end up without the exam grades you were looking for (or you don’t have an offer for a place at university for the coming academic year, 2016), the UCAS Clearing system could be for you.

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  • Find Out More: Manchester University Nuclear Programme

    Manchester University (as part of a consortium with Liverpool and Sheffield) offers a renowned NTEC MSc course. Civvy Street spoke with two recent graduates to find out more about it and how it has shaped their careers.

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