How resettlement courses can aid your military career transition

After many years of serving in the Armed Forces, leaving can be a daunting prospect. For many ex-military professionals, the transition into civilian life can seem overwhelming. However, with the right support, it doesn’t have to be. There are a number of resettlement initiatives – such as the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS) scheme - which are designed to aid a military career transition and prepare ex-servicemen and women for the world of civilian work.

Those who have served in the Armed Forces possess an abundance of transferable skills that make them stand out in the job market – such as problem solving, team work, leadership, resilience and resourcefulness. These skills are appealing to many employers, and can position ex-military professionals well in the job market. Knowing how to effectively translate these skills into a CV, and present them during a job interview can give applicants a real advantage when applying for civilian work.

Embarking on a resettlement course can help those who’ve left the forces when it comes to perfecting their CV and preparing for a job interview. The Academy of Leadership and Management has a team of experienced coaches who work with ex-military professionals to help them recognise their strengths, gain new skills and boost their confidence when it comes to applying for jobs. This is help is invaluable when it comes to transitioning into a new civilian career.

Janet Parker, director at The Academy of Leadership and Management said: “Through our Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) approved courses, we work with ex-military professionals to support them as they transition into civilian work. This guidance is vital and highly beneficial for those who need some help in recognising and channelling their strengths, or who want to gain extra qualifications in order to secure new work.”

The Academy of Leadership & Management is an Approved Learning Provider in the MOD’s ELCAS scheme. This scheme promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. It provides financial support in each of a maximum of three separate financial years for higher level learning, leading to a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above.

If you’d like to discuss our ELCAS approved courses in leadership and management or coaching and mentoring, get in touch with us today by calling 0141 611 7640 or email us at