Studying whilst in the navy

#1
If you join as a rating, will they allow you to study for a degree whilst your in? I thought I read somewhere that they can help with the cost or is that only for degrees related to jobs within the navy.

Thanks
 
#2
Yes they will help you with the cost, and you can pretty much study what you want with in reason. But you got to remember time is never on your side.
 
#3
Chippy, You sir are in luck Pusser relishes those that want to get on in life. I only wish I had taken the opportunities when I was in. Don't worry overly about what young Daffy says there is always plenty of time to go find a quiet place to study when you're on deployment. Trust me you will save some dosh too seeing as you won't be down the mess racking up the beer boat bill. opps sorry Joss didn't see you there, I meant to say goffer boat.
 

Scarface2009

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#4
Can you take A Levels in there as well or a course that can give you the grades to get into Uni, i wish i stuck in at school. i would also want to retake my GSCE Maths if i had the chance too
 
#6
Scarface2009 said:
Can you take A Levels in there as well or a course that can give you the grades to get into Uni, i wish i stuck in at school. i would also want to retake my GSCE Maths if i had the chance too
When it comes to education in the services the world is your oyster.
Use your annual education allowance every year, OK you may have to add some of your own hard earned cash to it to pay for the course you want to do but so what.
 
#7
Scarface2009 said:
Can you take A Levels in there as well or a course that can give you the grades to get into Uni, i wish i stuck in at school. i would also want to retake my GSCE Maths if i had the chance too
This page on the RN website is relevant. It contains this section:

RN website said:
Continuing Support

The longer you serve in the Royal Navy the more your experience is valued. From mid to late career, accreditation to professional bodies such as City & Guilds, the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Institute is available. For further details please contact your local Armed Forces Careers Office.

Financial Support

The Royal Navy supports Life Long Learning and funds for study are available to everyone, regardless of rank.

* Standard Learning Credits - up to £175 per person per Financial Year.
* After 4 years of service you will qualify for up to £3,000 in Enhanced Learning Credits and, if not used, after 8 years service up to £6,000.
* Sponsorship to attend University Summer Schools.
See also this page (follow the links for fees, etc) on the Marine Society's College of the Sea website which contains this section:

Marine Society's College of the Sea website said:
...We've been providing supported distance learning to Royal Navy/Royal Marines personnel ever since. Today most RN/RM personnel studying GCSEs and A levels on deployment are doing so through us.

We deliver our acclaimed services supported by the Learning and Skills Council, quality assured by Osfted, and in partnership with the Royal Navy.

We work to secure the highest quality of learning experience for our students and pride ourselves on rigorous academic standards with unmatched levels of customer service.

Whilst we have around 500 active learners studying at GCSE and A Level, we also offer opportunities for RN/RM personnel to continue their education in many other areas and at many other levels, too...
 
#9
good question!
I was wondereing about this recetnly as well.
I've just applied and got my EngTech status with the IET, I want to continue working towards chartered engineer, is there opportunites to do this also if i continue to work and get a degree also with the RN?
 

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