Supporting the forces

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Disabled Veterans Scholarship Fund

The Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund (DVSF) has been tailored to fully support disabled veterans, disabled or injured in or due to service, as they transition to civilian life. It provides a free OU education and a wraparound support service.

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Learner support

Find out how the OU will support you as a learner on your chosen method of study.

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Free learning

These accessible, bitesize learning help upskill your staff, flexibly and free of charge.

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Recognised Defence Employer

The OU currently holds a Bronze award in The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which encourages employers to support the Armed Forces community.

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The RFS Career Academy Free Learning Collection

A selection of OpenLearn courses to help you with your career, curated in partnership with RFS Career Academy.

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The OU works with the forces in everything from validation to providing insight and resources to support L&D professionals within the forces, to support their learners more.

Everybody in the Royal Navy or Armed Forces is going through some sort of training. As you come in you’re on some sort of learning programme. Personal development is just as important as professional development because it builds the individual, it builds their confidence and self-awareness. It unlocks their potential and where they can get to.

Lt Cdr Norma Muyambo
Skills Policy, Ministry of Defence

Viki Little

Like to hear more about how The Open University could support you through learning and development?

Get in touch to find out more.

Viki Little, The Open University