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Aug 24, 2018

RAF Embraces Digital Learning In Centenary Year


From the recruitment of cadets all the way through to the resettlement or retirement of outgoing personnel, the HR function of the Royal Air Force plays a vital role in the management and development of the service's people...

Since its very conception, the RAF has paved the way for technological advancements and now they are announcing a new and innovative way to use digital learning to support their employees. The Royal Air Force have partnered with digital transformation experts AVADO and The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to announce a new learning initiative for their service personnel.

This new learning partnership is part of the Royal Air Force’s ongoing commitment to enhancing career development for those currently serving, as well as extending the post-service qualifications for those who are moving, or have moved onto new employment.

Alongside AVADO, and the CIPD, the Royal Air Force will be supporting the opportunity for Service Personnel, both Regular and Reserves of the Personnel Support Branch, to study with AVADO for the online HR qualifications (Level 5 Diploma in HR and Level 3 Certificate in HR) in order to gain accreditation to CIPD.

The courses are delivered entirely online by experts and not only offer 24-hour access, but provides a supportive career development hub which allows for study anywhere in the world, which is essential in today’s military.

The CIPD Level 3 qualification is open to both those with experience and those who are completely new to the field as it covers everything from understanding the role of an HR to resourcing talent, performance and reward management.

For existing, experienced HR practitioners looking to progress to management level, the CIPD Level 5 diploma will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the profession.

RAF employees will be able to take up their qualifications from this coming September and can benefit from the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme which can help towards the cost of the courses.

Steve Parkes, HonDUniv, Chartered FCIPD RAF, Wing Commander, Pers Spt Branch Advisor, Royal Air Force, said: “Throughout its 100 years, the RAF has always been at the leading edge of technological advancement.

"The digital age provides a unique opportunity for learning and by maximising the effective use of modern technology and IT delivery platforms, our personnel can access quality HR qualifications at every stage of their career and importantly it provides the flexibility for our personnel to manage when, where and how quickly they complete the work.

"Studying these qualifications will not only support the Service Personnel’s professional qualifications and hence ability to better deliver while serving in the military, but also prepares them for work for when they leave and move into the private sector.”

 

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