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Personal Development

You can find details of the opportunities open to Army Reserve personnel by going to the MS Web page, accessed via the Army Reserve Portal on ArmyNet. There you will find links to Assignments and Opportunities advertised on the MS Web.
For details of various courses follow the link in the right-hand panels to find the training establishments that run training courses nationwide. Navigate to 'training establishments’ and then find the appropriate Regional Training Team for your area.


Accreditation and transferable qualification opportunities available to reserve soldiers and officers

 

1. Accreditation of leadership and management skills. Leadership and management are core skills for all military personnel, and are amongst the most transferable of skills into the civilian world. The majority of civilian employers endorse the need for appropriate leadership and management skills, appropriate to employee role. Leadership and management qualifications will enhance a civilian CV. The following accreditation opportunities are available to Reserve soldiers and officers:

a. Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. Available to soldiers and officers who successfully complete the Range Management Qualification (Parts 1-3) delivered by Regional Training Centres (RTCs). A portfolio of evidence is compiled using assessed coursework from the RMQ course.

b. Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. Available to DE officers who successfully complete the Army Reserve Commissioning Course. Completion of a personal development plan, which is externally assessed by the awarding organization, is required.

c. Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management. Available to LE officers who successfully complete the Late Entry Officers course (LEOC). Completion of an additional assignment, which is externally assessed by CMI, is required.

2. Accreditation of Defence instructor training and coaching skills. Training and workplace coaching skills are directly transferable to the civilian workplace and will be valued by many employers, depending on the employee’s role. The following accreditation opportunities are available to Reserve soldiers and officers:

a. City &Guilds or Edexcel Level 3/4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Available to soldiers and officers who successfully complete the Defence Instructional Techniques (DIT) course delivered by Regional Training Centres (RTCs). A portfolio of evidence is compiled using assessed coursework from the DIT course plus some additional work undertaken by the individual.

b. City & Guilds or Edexcel Level 3/4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Available to soldiers and officers who successfully complete the Defence Train the Trainer (DTTT) course delivered by Regional Training Centres (RTCs). A portfolio of evidence is compiled using assessed coursework from the DTTT course plus some additional work undertaken by the individual.

3. Professional recognition awards and membership of professional bodies. This type of accreditation is not linked to specific training courses but recognises an individual’s experience in a vocational/professional area, gained over a period of time. Professional recognition awards usually require a one-off payment and may confer the right to use post-nominals; membership of a professional body requires the continuing payment of an annual membership fee and will usually confer the right to use post-nominals. Membership of a relevant professional body will enhance a civilian CV. The following opportunities are available to Reserve soldiers and officers:

a. City & Guilds Senior Awards. The Senior Awards are a professional recognition award, recognizing competence and career experience gained over a period of time in rank. The criteria and procedure for applying for a Senior Award in leadership and management, available to all Army personnel via DETS(A), are identical for Regular and Reserve personnel. The minimum rank required to apply for a Senior Award is Sgt. Defence Information Note 2010DIN07-182 is the reference. Senior Awards are also used by a number of Arms and Services to recognise competence in vocational or trade skills. A one-off payment is required and City & Guilds confer the right to use post-nominals.

b. Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Similar criteria apply to Regular and Regular personnel. 2010DIN07-77 is the reference.

c. Membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). Similar criteria apply to Regular and Reserve personnel. ILM website is the reference.

d. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). This is available primarily to RLC personnel. Similar criteria apply to Regular and Reserve personnel. 2010DIN01-211 is the reference.

e. Membership of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM). This is available primarily to AGC(SPS) personnel. Similar criteria apply to Regular and Reserve personnel. IAM website is the reference and SO2 WLD DSPS(A) is the internal contact.

Find out more about opportunities in the Army Reserve

Everybody joining the Army has to meet some basic entry requirements. Whether you serve full time as a Regular or in your spare time as a Reservist.

Joining the Army as a Reservist is the ideal option if you want to combine the benefits of an Army job with civilian life.

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