Education Links

RAF Learning Forces

The Royal Air Force Learning Forces Web Site is dedicated to helping members of the Royal Air Force, their families and MOD employed personnel realise their full potential through Lifelong Learning.

Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

CEAS provides a dedicated service exclusively for Service and MOD families providing professional advice about all aspect of children's education both in the UK and Overseas.
Children's Education Advisory Service

Service Children's Education (SCE)

Service Children’s Education (SCE) is an Agency of the MOD and is dedicated to the education of the children of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, MoD Personnel and sponsored organisations stationed overseas.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for Service Schools Overseas

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has agreed to extend Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) to include eligible Service children attending Service Children's Education (SCE) schools overseas.
Students who wish to apply for EMA will be able to pick up an application pack from the Head of Sixth Form at their SCE school or from 14-19 Strategy Manager, HQ SCE, BFPO 40.
Tel: 0049 2161 908 2525

Find Childcare Online

The Childcare Information Systems Development Project (CISDP) has been developed to support Welfare-To-Work initiatives and the National Childcare Strategy.

Local Authority Liaison

Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships (EYDCP) are established by Local Authorities and it is strongly recommended that RAF pre-school groups register with them.

Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance has developed into a leading educational charity specialising in the early years. They currently provide practical support and resources to over 14,000 early years settings and make a positive contribution to the care and education of over 800,000 young children and their families each year.

Pre-school Learning Alliance website

Daycare Trust

Daycare Trust is a national childcare charity promoting quality childcare that is affordable and accessible. It also offers independent advice and expertise to parents, employers and a wide range of organisations.

4Children (formerly Kids Clubs Network)

Formerly known as Kids' Clubs Network, they have re-launched as the national charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for children.


SureStart is the government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. They bring together, early education, childcare, health and family support.

Service Children Support Network

SCSN is an independent social enterprise that works in collaboration with the MOD and Military welfare organisations to support Educational and Welfare professionals and Members of the Military in their roles in supporting Service Children and their families. Further details are in this leaflet. (PDF, 1.40MB)

Department for Education and Skills Popular Questions on Education

The Dfes website has an increasing number of questions about education and skills. The site will allow you to quickly find the answer to your question.

Bullying Online

Help and advice for parents who are tackling bullying.

Quest Online

The Quest website is dedicated to providing essential information for UK Armed Services personnel with an interest in education, resettlement training and jobs.

DFES "Get On - Ditch your Gremlins" Campaign Website

The aim of the campaign is to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths.
This website is to enable training providers and other partners to support the Get On campaign. It is also for people who want to help friends and family members improve their basic skills. It provides information about the campaign and downloadable marketing materials.

BBC Skillwise

The BBC also has a website to boost numeracy & literacy online, it includes free games, quizzes and factsheets.