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Branch & Trade Training

Branch and Trade Training:

Branch and Trade Sponsors have a responsibility for ensuring that there is appropriate civilian recognition for the training they sponsor. To assist personnel in identifying the accreditation available in their trade/branch, a matrix of accreditation activities is under development. It will be available to view through this area in due course. Other details of branch and trade accreditation will be added as they develop, further to the ones outlined below.

Personnel (Support) Branch and Trade

Staffordshire University

Foundation Degree in Human Resource Management

TG17 SAC-FS

For a full description please download the flyer.

Master’s Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a degree relevant to the work that the branch and trade do as professional HR personnel. The degree is fully transferable to the civilian market. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to gain Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Study is tailored to FS, WO/JO and Sqn Ldr ranks, with accreditation offered for recognised prior learning.

For a full description please download the flyer.

Staffordshire University POC: Lesley Allen 01785 353836

E-mail:Lesley.Allen@staffs.ac.uk

For military intranet users, further information is also available via the RAF A1 Spec Spt intranet website.

Lincolnshire University

BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

2016DIN07-102 refers.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a degree relevant to the work that the branch and trade do as professional HR personnel. The degree is fully transferable to the civilian market. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to gain Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

There are two routes available:

The Closed Programme. Officers who have successfully completed the Personnel Branch Officers’ Foundation Course (PBOF) since May 10 will be eligible to undertake the Closed Programme.

For full description please download the flyer.

The Open Programme. Officers who completed Phase 2 training prior to May 10, WO’s and SNCO’s Pers (Spt) are eligible for the Open Programme.


For full description please download the flyer.

This short video provides details of the degree.

Intelligence Branch/Trade

Personnel within the Intelligence Branch and Trade may now access Higher Education Qualifications through the accreditation of their RAF training and experience. With Staffordshire University, individuals can study towards 3 qualification levels in the area of Intelligence and International Studies up to an MA level qualification. Rank and experience in the branch/trade is recognised, and subject to eligibility exemptions from some modules can be claimed. The qualifications offer a chance for individuals to build on their existing knowledge and receive a recognised academic qualification that complements their area of expertise.

For further information about the MA in Intelligence and International Studies, download the flyer or contact Lesley Allen, HM Forces Programmes Manager at the Staffordshire University on 01785 353836 or via E-mail: Lesley.Allen@staffs.ac.uk

Trade Group 15 (Medic)

TG 15 (RAF Medic) accreditation

Anglia Ruskin University have engaged with the RAF to provide the opportunity for our RAF Medics to gain accreditation towards Degree-level qualifications within the Faculty of Health and Social Care. The qualifications are designed to be accessible by all ranks, and it is possible to claim for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for completed Generic and Trade training towards higher standing.

Study is based on distance-learning, with full access to the University’s resources, high-quality teaching, and support. Learners may begin with a Foundation Degree and work through to a full BSc (Hons), with the possibility of access to a Master’s level qualification still in development. More information can be found in the downloadable flyers for each award:

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care

BSc (Hons) in Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care

A simple "FAQs for the programmes are found here: FdSc and BSc

Further information on all Anglia Ruskin University accreditation is available through their website or alternatively contact Higher Skills at Work – 0845 196 5992 or Higherskills@anglia.ac.uk

Engineering Foundation Degree for Engineering Branch/Trades

Both the Open University and Staffordshire University have accredited and range of RAF Engineer training courses and offer pathways to academic Engineering qualifications. The aim of both providers is to allow individuals to claim Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) based on their Service training and experience, and tailor a course pathway to the qualification level and area of their choice within those on offer. A range of Management, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering qualifications are available at Foundation Degree level with opportunities to study to higher levels such as a full BEng degree.

For further information about the Open University Foundation Degree, visit the OU website.

For further information about the Staffordshire University Foundation Degree, download the flyer or contact Lesley Allen, HM Forces Programmes Manager at the Staffordshire University on 01785 353836 E-mail: Lesley.Allen@staffs.ac.uk

Logistics Branch and Trade personnel

Lincoln University have partnered DCLPA to provide opportunities for Logistics personnel to support their CPD through qualifications in Logistics Management. The overall CPD programme contributes directly to employability and promotability of logistics specialists of all ranks and Services. Mirroring the CILT(UK) grading levels from Affiliate through to FCILT, the programme has very impressively evolved by matching professional requirements with academic rigour. In particular, the programme rapidly became flixible, to ensure it could accommodate the operational deployment of students into combat zones. For more informaion, please view the flyer for contacs

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