Who are the RAF Accrediting Universities?

Who are the RAF Accrediting Universities?

Now that you have decided that a Degree is for you it is time to choose which of the universities you will use. Click on the name of the University to access their website.

Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) delivers their courses for the RAF entirely online via their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Wherever students may be based during their studies, at home or posted abroad, ARU offers a comprehensive package of student support to help maximise the potential and successful completion of their study. ARU have accredited existing training programmes meaning students can use APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) to enter the degree courses at a higher level.

Edinburgh Napier University:

Edinburgh Napier University, offers a blended learning approach to students aiming to achieve a degree. You will attend Edinburgh Napier University once at the beginning of your course for Induction. Thereafter the one day per month contact will be delivered at local regional venues and is supported with on-line materials, and additional workshops for workplace based learning.

Lincoln University:

Lincoln University has worked successfully with the RAF for a number of years providing Service personnel with access to a range of degrees using a blended learning approach (both face to face and distance learning) with accreditation offered reflecting Branch and Trade training and professional memberships.

Open University:

The OU has long been associated with high quality distance learning. Most of its provision is through taught modules usually worth 30 or 60 credits each. This provides a structured framework for learning, but with flexibility and recognition of work experience built into the individual modules. The OU will provide Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for previous courses. There are specific starting times, usually February, May and November for the taught modules.

Staffordshire University:

Staffordshire places an emphasis on a blended learning approach to delivery (both face to face and on-line learning). It too can provide APL both for courses and work experience. Its taught modules tend to be smaller than the OU’s at 15 or 30 credits. This would suit someone who prefers a more structured programme and likes to have personal contact with their staff and fellow students. There are specific starting times for taught modules, which may vary depending upon demand.

Portsmouth University:

Portsmouth University (UoP) Partnership Programme degree scheme offers a practical way to gain a University qualification. Students design their own programme to meet their individual needs. Study involves learning through work-based projects that are supported by selected University study, online training courses and distance learning that builds on the student’s existing knowledge. Further details are available through 2012DIN07-149 Annex A. Please note that although this is a Naval DIN it is open to RAF personnel.

University of St Mark and St John

The University of St Mark & St John is proud to be a preferred training provider of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and registered to ELCAS (Centre code: 4437). The recognition of armed forces professional courses and individual experience through the Accreditation of Certificated Learning (APCL) and Experiential Learning (APEL) has enabled several fast-track entry routes onto a variety of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It has also enabled the delivery of a bespoke sport science foundation degree for the Royal Army Physical Training School students.

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