You’ll stay at the forefront of your field through continuous learning, hands-on experience and training. WE promote lifelong learning within all ranks which is supported through the following schemes:
The Standard Learning Credit Scheme supplies financial support for both Regular and Reserve Personnel throughout the individual's Service career, offering 80% refund of fees up to £175 each year for multiple small-scale learning purposes.
The Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme helps Regular personnel who have completed a minimum of 6 years service towards the cost of higher level learning, offering 80% refund of fees up to £3000 after 6yrs or up to £6000 after 8 years. This can be used for elective learning towards a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 (‘A’ level or equivalent) or above, including degrees. The Enhanced Learning Scheme is also available for up to 5yrs after discharge.
RAF Accreditation gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised civilian qualifications through the accreditation of RAF education, training and experience. Accreditation-based qualifications may be awarded in full or in part and learning credits may be used to support course fees.
You will be the one in control of the pace at which you develop and gain additional skills and detailed advice and guidance on learning opportunities is available to everyone from specialist staff on all RAF Stations.