Top 10 Training Courses for Veterans

When coming out of the Armed Forces or Emergency Services, many people are unsure about what they want to do or struggle with getting back to reality. Here are our top 10 training courses for Veterans.

1) Future for Heroes

Future for Heroes work with individuals from the Army, Navy and Air Force who have just left the forces and struggle to re-adjust to life as a civilian leading to lack of direction or poor choices. They offer a positive approach and in addition to this, work with these individuals to help them shape their future.

Future for Heroes offer a residential course where they will look at their options and help them adapt to change. Furthermore, they look at coping mechanisms for stress as well as their skills and qualities gained during their military career. At the end of the course, they should have a personal development plan mapped out with their mentor.

If you would like to sign up, click here

2) Building Heroes

Building Heroes are an organisation who offer a free intense 5-week training course for Veterans as well as those in resettlement, wanting to pursue a career in the construction industry or property maintenance.

Your training will include the following elements:

  • Health safety and welfare in construction, including CSCS training and examination
  • Brickwork, blockwork, rendering, plastering
  • Painting and decorating, tiling
  • Domestic plumbing
  • Asbestos Awareness (either classroom or on-line learning and test)
  • Carpentry/joinery
  • Routine maintenance tasks (eg locks, guttering)

Read more about the course or apply here


3) British Forces Resettlement Services

British Forces Resettlement Services is a social enterprise providing a focal point where the Armed Forces can search for online courses available within their area. These courses include apprenticeships, degrees, online courses as well as on the job courses for over 60 skills or trades.

They also have an events calendar section where you can see any recruitment fairs, programmes or insight days that may be of interest for you.

Click here to view the site.

4) Turn to Starboard

Turn to Starboard support serving Armed Forces personnel in addition to retired Armed Forces personnel who have been affected by military operations.

They hold a range of different courses some of them include:

  • RYA Courses
  • Family Sailing
  • Tall Ship Sailing
  • Zero to Hero programme
  • Volunteer opportunities

By putting Armed Forces Personnel on a course together, they are hoping to get them to open up and share their experiences with someone who was in a similar position.

Click here for more information.

5) Veterans Response

Veterans Response offer bespoke qualifications and courses from their award-winning training team.

Some of the qualifications available are:

  • ABIOSH certificates
  • IOSH certificate
  • One/ half day courses

These courses are all available within a range of different topics. For example, food hygiene, fire safety training course and first aid.

Click here for more information.

6) SaluteMyJob

SaluteMyJob is a online directory focused on consultancy and recruitment as well as training services. They are helping former service men and women into employment through the range of different courses that they have to offer.

Some of the topics include:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Health & Safety
  • Public Relations
  • Leadership
  • Management

There is a wide range of courses available. Click here for more information.

7) Warrior Programme

The Warrior Programme is a 3 day motivation and training foundation programme enhanced by 12 months structured support and signposting. This is a residential programme for Veterans who are struggling with negative emotions, lacking in confidence or struggling with the transition from military to civilian life.

The outcomes are designed to improve:

  • Confidence
  • Self-reliance
  • Resilience
  • Independence
  • Self-belief
  • Managing self, mood and emotions.

Post-course, participants are supported through regular contact from the Warrior team. They also have the opportunity to attend refresher days to review their situation, refresh their skills and refocus their goals.

Click here for more information.

8) Three Kings Security & Training

Three Kings Security & Training offers a range of courses for Veterans who have just come out of the Armed Forces and want to pursue a career in H&S training, Security training or Medical training.

Their courses range from different levels giving you more qualifications as well as putting you on a course with people at the same level of experience with you.

Click here to shop their courses.

9) FDM Ex-Forces Programme

The FDM Ex-Forces Programme is for Veterans or people still in the forces. Veterans come out of the Armed Forces with many transferable skills ranging from adaptability and maturity through to responsibility and leadership. Furthermore, these are crucial to a successful career in the corporate world. Also, FDM are committed to supporting ex-forces personnel and providing a soft landing into the corporate world.

When going on this course you are equipped with:

  • Support and professional development from the dedicated FDM ex-forces network.
  • Commercially relevant and fully funded training.
  • A job for a minimum of two years as an IT or business consultant.
  • Industry skills development.
  • Ongoing support through our award-winning programme dedicated to ex-forces.

Click here to apply.

10) South Thames College

This course is for people who are thinking of starting a small business and have no experience. Perhaps you have a business idea that you would like to explore. This course will introduce the business plan that you need to reflect on before committing much time and money to your venture.

On the course, you will begin to draft a business plan: business objectives, ambition, the product or service, sale channels and more.

Click here to find out more information.


All of these training providers are located in our support and training section on our site.