Academic deal gives soldiers a chance to train

The British Army is partnering with Northumbria University to allow soldiers
to study for a certificate of higher education in applied management.

The two-year, part-time qualification, due to start in September, has been
developed for the Army in partnership with the University’s Newcastle Business
School and has been specially designed to take account of the operational and
management needs of senior non-commissioned officers.

The online course hopes to further develop the management understanding and
abilities of senior soldiers, giving them a professional qualification and
providing knowledge and skills that can also be transferred to the civilian
world.

Major Liz Brown, of the Army’s Directorate of Educational and Training
Services, said the Army had a commitment to provide the best training and
education opportunities, and the course would allow soldiers to further their
career in the Army and help with their future careers.

The deal with Northumbria University represents a central part of the Army’s
strategy to develop partnerships with universities and professional bodies.

The Army also offers the opportunity of part-time e-learning foundation
degrees in business and management, delivered by Bournemouth and Leeds
Metropolitan universities.

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