The right to learn

AFF’s F&C team often gets enquiries from those of you who are non-UK nationals and wish to study in the UK. Some of you, and your children, have had to overcome unnecessary hurdles. We’re here to help... W...

What’s your bright idea?

Supporting the Unsung Hero, the free business start-up programme from the University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is helping people like you to turn bright ideas into successful busin...

Mentoring motivation

Sometimes the best way to learn is from others. Having a mentor can grow your confidence and provide a source of practical support, encouragement and advice. Here at AFF, new starters are paired with buddies to...

Going the distance

Army wife Kayleigh Griffin shares her story of how by studying through distance learning, she has altered her career path to suit the juggling act of military life… Based in Kinloss, Morayshire, Kayleigh has b...

The love of learning

Whether it’s education, upskilling, personal development or simply learning something new, training at any level is great for your employment prospects, career progression, wellbeing or just filling your time. ...

Life skills lessons for Forces families

SERVICE families can develop their life skills at Headquarters 11th (Infantry) Brigade's first Armed Forces Festival of Learning & Life Skills Fair this Wednesday (13 June) at the Royal Military Academy San...

Take to the open road

In this sponsored editorial, the Open University tells us why its courses are ideal for those in the Forces and their families. Visit www.openuniversity.co.uk/armyandyou for more information. IT'S going ...

Spotlight on learning

Whether you want to retrain to boost employment opportunities or for personal interest, access to learning is getting easier for Army families. With a range of funding options available and the ability to study...

Primary objective

Ann Scannell met her husband, Mike, in Germany whilst they were both serving in the Army. She explains how she has juggled Army family life to train to be a teacher… I LEFT the Army when I had my first ...

A flexible way to build your business skills

ARMY families often face barriers to accessing further education and training due to the pressures of Army life. Perhaps you’ve thought about training for a new qualification but can’t commit to the rigid re...