With the challenging and demanding nature of the armed forces, continuous professional development is essential for growth and success.

Who Are the Armed Forces Community?

The Armed Forces Community is made up of around 10 million people in the UK. The community includes regular personnel who are serving in the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines. It also consists of reservists, veterans, and families of regular personnel, reservists, and veterans.

What is Continuous Professional Development?

Continuous professional development (CPD) is the ongoing process of learning and skill development. Individuals engage in CPD throughout their careers to enhance their professional knowledge, skills and abilities. When you prioritise CPD, you’ll stay current within your field and find ways to improve your performance. You’ll also find new and innovative ways to adapt to changes when required.

Professional Development Through Distance Learning

Distance learning is a powerful tool for professional development. Research has shown that 70% of students prefer to study online compared to traditional learning methods. The enhanced flexibility and accessibility makes distance learning the ideal format for many people in full-time roles.

When you study online with DLC Training, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Flexible learning
  • No location restrictions
  • Diverse range of courses
  • Enhanced skill development
  • Lower costs

Flexible Learning

Military life doesn’t consist of the typical nine to five role. That’s why here at DLC Training, we provide you with the tools you need to learn at your own pace. By learning at a pace that suits you, you can work around your alternating schedules with ease.

No Location Restrictions

It can be challenging to work out the best time to start a course if you have upcoming deployment dates. However, as our courses are 100% online, you don’t have to put your professional development on hold and can study no matter where you are located. Alternatively, if you would rather place your learning on hold while you are away, you have the option to do this and pick it back up when you return.

Diverse Range of Courses

We offer a wide range of courses, encompassing many military roles, from logistics and transport to leadership and management. This allows you to specialise in areas relevant to your current career as well as your career goals.

Enhanced Skill Development

As well as having industry-specific experience in civilian roles, many of our tutors are also ex-militants. Their professional experiences allows them to provide more comprehensive and relevant insights. By having the one-to-one support of our tutors throughout your learning journey, you’ll learn how to apply your new knowledge within your role.

Lower Costs

Traditional training programmes often involve substantial costs for course materials, travel, and accommodation. Studying with DLC Training eliminates these expenses, providing a cost-effective alternative that is 100% online. Many of our courses are ELCAS-approved, which means that depending on your years of service, you may have funding to use towards your studies. With this funding you can study our accredited courses at a fraction of the cost.

Organisations can support the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Discover more about the courses we offer and how DLC Training can support your professional development.