What is the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008?

Introduction The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110-252, H.R. 2642, an Act of Congress which became law on 30 June 2008. The act amended Part III of Title 38, United States Code to include a new Chapter 33, which expands the educational… Read More

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What is the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme?

Introduction The Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) is a university sponsorship programme for students who want to join the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force or Engineering and Science branch of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Civil Service as technical officers after they graduate; Army sponsored students are destined for either the Royal Corps… Read More

Earning a Degree in the Military: What You Need to Know First

Introduction With the influx of online education, active-duty soldiers can now earn their bachelor’s and graduate degrees without interrupting their service. Obtaining a degree is not only for advancing your career in the armed forces, it can also help you prepare for civilian life. One of the biggest struggles military personnel will face is deciding… Read More

A Brief Overview of Military Education Benefits

‘Regular’ school is not for everyone. Some students just can not flourish when they are required to work like an essay writer, having to work in an almost purely academic manner. With this in mind, in the leagues of alternative education systems, military education definitely has its attractions for those seeking a different way of… Read More

ELC PF FE-HE Scheme Policy Change

The following DIN has been issued to notify of the intended change from 01 April 2021 to ELC PF FE-HE scheme policy. Title: Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme and Publicly Funded Further and Higher Education (PF FE-HE) Commitment Scheme Policy Change  Audience:  All Service Personnel and Education Staff  Reference:  2020DIN01-136  Content: Forthcoming Enhanced Learning Credit… Read More

British Army & RN Make Top Three for Apprentices

The Royal Navy is in the top three of UK employers of apprentices. A nationwide assessment of firms, organisations, government departments, regional authorities and the military ranked the Senior Service third. The British Army topped the list drawn up by the government-run National Apprenticeship Service, with the RAF placed tenth. There are around 4,000 men… Read More

British Army Named Top Apprenticeship Employer

The British Army has been named the UK’s premier employer in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers awards. The scheme assesses organisations from the public and private sector and the Service was recognised for helping more than 8,000 apprentices gain new skills in 2019/20. More than 90% of new soldiers take up the offer of an… Read More