The MOD promotes learning among
members of the armed forces and the veterans’ community by providing what are
known as Learning Credits, through the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme and
Further Education and Higher Educaion scheme.
Both of these entitle Service personnel and Service leavers to receive
financial help with the cost of their learning.
From 1 April 2016 there will be some
changes to the schemes to make them more accessible and to enable people to use
them to gain personal and professional qualifications in a more flexible way,
both while serving and after transition to civilian life.
In January 2016 the Armed Forces Covenant was re-launched under a new,
The new website lays out the support that is available to beneficiaries
of the Covenant – current Regular and Reserve Service Personnel, Service
families, former Service Personnel – with links to further information on
individual Covenant measures on GOV.uk
The new website also contains information for supporters of the
Covenant, including businesses, charities, the general public and local
authorities, and regular news stories about how the Covenant is helping real
Calls to the Carillion Amey Helpdesk 0800 number
from a mobile will incur a cost. Please use the direct line number
provided. This goes to the same option number so is no different to the
0800 one, but will be included in talk time plans, or may cost less when
calling from abroad.
Current rules set by Student Finance England do not allow military spouses based overseas to access funding for training (a loan). AFF is keen to know whether military spouses based overseas would be more likely to undertake a distance learning course if the rules were changed to allow them access to funding from Student Finance England.