Information for HM Forces

31/03/2014 - 31/03/2017

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We are committed to working with HM Forces to provide pathways to credits and degree awarding programmes. Our track record of supporting military learners across the tri-services has grown over the last four years through those selecting to study on our degree (BA Business and Enterprise) and Masters (Entrepreneurial Leadership) flexible programmes, and more recently by offering 4 day short courses through the MOD Tri-Service University programmes.

MOD Short Courses

You can chose to take a 4 day course on either Entrepreneurial Leadership or Managing Innovation through the MOD tri-service University Short Courses programme. Following the course we offer the opportunity to develop your personal learning portfolio by completing additional coursework to gain University credits towards a University qualification.

To view the contents of each of the short courses, please see the MOD Tri-Services programme and viewing the following pages:

·         Page 5 - Entrepreneurial Leadership

·         Page 12 - Managing Innovation

For further information, please contact Steven Murphy (s.murphy2@napier.ac.uk) on 0131 455 4377.

 

BA Business and Enterprise ‘top up’ (BABE)

BABE is a one year programme delivered in a blended part-time model, awarding a Bachelor’s Degree on successful completion. This work-based learning programme covers a range of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise; Starting a New Business or Business Processes; Business Growth Issues and a major work based learning project.

The entry requirements include the vocational qualifications that are embedded in forces ranks and mean that personnel of Chief Petty Officer, Colour Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Flight Sergeant, equivalent ranks & above. Additionally, personnel immediately below the ranks listed above or with other qualifications may also be eligible and should email with a brief CV for more details.

You can use ELCs towards course fee and spread the remainder over 6 monthly payments if they wish.

Due to demand, we offer learners the opportunity to study BABE in a variety of locations:

·         on campus – at Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus. Personnel from RAF Boulmer have attended on campus deliveries.

·         off campus and on base – we can deliver locally to you, subject to our recruiting a sufficient number of candidates in any particular area. We have delivered RAF specific programmes in RAF Waddington, and RAF Wittering. RAF and Army personnel from the area surrounding RAF Brize Norton have also studied with our Gloucester cohorts. We are expanding on base deliveries to other areas, so please contact us to find out more about what is available for you.

Dave Warner, from the Royal Navy Fleet Support completed BABE. Find out what he has to say about the programme.

For further information, please contact Suzanne Smith (su.smith@napier.ac.uk) on 0131 455 4348.

 

MSc Entrepreneurial Leadership (MEL)

The MSc Entrepreneurial Leadership programme is a UK first, it is a Masters focused not about business start-up, but growing leaders to build the next generation of successful organisations (private, public and third sector). Organisations led by entrepreneurial minds, managed by enterprising managers and operated by creative and innovative individuals all working towards a shared vision. Please see the brochure to find out more about the course content.

The entry requirements include successful completion of a Bachelors Degree such as BABE (above), or vocational qualifications that go along with forces rank and mean that personnel of Lieutenant (Royal Navy only), Captain, Flight Lieutenant, equivalent ranks & above. If you are Lieutenant Commander, Major, Squadron Leader, equivalent rank or above you can gain advanced entry. Additionally, personnel immediately below the ranks listed above or with other qualifications may also be eligible and should email with a brief CV for more details.

You can use ELCs towards course fee and spread the remainder over 6 monthly payments if they wish.

Norrie Moane is an Ex-Corporal of the Royal Engineers, and currently is Operations Manager at Signpost Recovery. He is in his final trimester of MSc Entrepreneurial Leadership and talks below about one of the modules:

‘Professional Leadership Practice (PLP) gives you the space to explore leadership and good practice in other domains and provides an opportunity to apply this safely in the context of your own operations and also provides a framework for analysis and reflection. When I look back to my time in the Army, I served in the Royal Engineers and for the majority of my service I was surrounded by Royal Engineers, I wonder what I could have learned from interaction and more time on courses with other Regiments. My PLP course has had a massive influence on my networks and professional reach.

The Army started my learning and has undoubtedly been the reason for my current success. The Army has given me a vast array of knowledge and skills and through undertaking the BABE and MSc Entrepreneurial Leadership I have developed my confidence to deploy these in the context of leading and developing my organisation.’                                                


For further information, please contact Steven Murphy (s.murphy2@napier.ac.uk) on 0131 455 4377.

Information for HM Forces is a Continuing Professional Development project funded by . Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to .
 
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Dr Susan Laing
(not currently an institute member)
Suzanne Smith
Faculty Administrator
Su.Smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 4348
Steven Murphy
(not currently an institute member)

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