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LBdr Wiltshire - Army Apprentice of the Year 

Congratulations to LBdr Wiltshire on being crowned Army Apprentice of the Year in the Army Apprenticeship Awards. Congratulations also to Bdr Bradshaw who was recorded as a finalist in the Army Champion of the Year category. What an incredible achievement for you both! We can't wait to see what the future brings for you! The Royal Artillery 26th Regiment Royal Artillery 32 Regiment Royal Artillery - Wessex Gunners #armyapprenticeshipawards

Have you benefitted from PD Promotion funds? How would you like to win £100 Amazon vouchers?


Kev Needs Logistics IQA celebrated working ten years with RACPD this week. Congratulations Kev! He is being presented with his gift by Simon Upton Operations Director (right).

Kev Needs

pd News out now!

pd news is packed with all the latest from RACPD! Discover what apprenticeships we offer, meet the RA PD Awards 2017 winners and see what's new in the world of RACPD!

Photography competition results!


I am delighted to announce WO2 Olsen as the winner with the attached image. Due to the quality of the entries, it was decided to present second place to Bdr Ryan Donohue from 29 Cdo Regt RA.

Well done everyone and thank you for the amazing images!







So what were your New Year's resolutions?

If one of them was to commit to personal development then RACPD can help you! We have lots of courses coming up in the next few months, including Teacher Training, Health & Safety, Driving, Apprenticeships and IT to name but a few, see our courses by date page for information. http://ow.ly/6PD230hPzN7





Wondering where your Learning Centre Manager is?

Wondering where your Learning Centre Manager is? Fear not, they are here in Larkhill this week on annual training. Normal service will resume next week! #personaldevelopment #learntobethebest#annualtraining


Happy New Year!

We are back and ready to help you achieve your goals, so why not give us a call or pop into your Learning Centre to discover more! #newyearnewme

RACPD is now closed for the holidays

RACPD is now closed for the holidays, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2018!



Raising funds for #ChristmasJumperDay

We have been sporting our very festive jumpers in Head Office today, all in the name of charity and raising funds for @savethechildren and #ChristmasJumperDay!


Children In Need mega total!


I am delighted to let you know that RACPD raised a whopping £390.00 for Children In Need #CIN BBC Children in Need with our cake/savoury sales and time off passes.

We really couldn't have raised this amount without the support of staff, our learners and many employees who work in and around the Royal School of Artillery and 14 Regiment Royal Artillery. Thank you all, we are super chuffed to have made such a huge amount!

#christmasjumperday next!



Photography competition now closed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted entries for the photography competition. We have some amazing shots to look at, it will be a tough contest for the panel!

The winner will be announced soon!

The results are out!

See the PD Awards page for details!

Level 3 Teacher Training in Germany

26th Regiment Royal Artillery held a Level 3 Teacher Education and Training course this week. This qualification is great for anyone considering teaching as a career.The next course, open to all, is running in Plymouth from the 12 - 16 February, and is a mixture of online and classroom study.

Contact the Teacher Education team for further details on this and all other teaching courses.

New course dates for 2018 added!

Have you used your Standard Learning Credit for 2017/2018? If not, have you started thinking about how you are going to use it before the 31 March deadline? Have you thought that maybe you would like to do a course in the New Year to improve your skills in a certain subject? Lots of course dates have been added to the web site including, Fork Lift Truck, ITQ IT courses, and Functional Skills courses in maths, English and ICT (although these are free if you are on a Apprenticeship). Aren't you just spoilt for choice! See our course dates list here



Just a reminder that you can still enter our photography competition up until the end of November.

Please see our competitions page for details......

Limited time special offer!

Grab a Level 4 in Project Management certificate for the reduced price of £400! 

Grab it quick as this offer won't be around for long!

RACPD is officially launching its Supply Chain Operations qualification at Level 5 as of today!

Following a successful pilot, we have tweaked and refined according to our learner's feedback, and are able to offer this qualification ideally to anyone who has completed BQMS/CQMS, RQMS, QM Course (the minimum requirement is Arty Log Level 4). The SCO  is a degree level qualification and is mapped against the Army CQMS/RQMS/QM Course from the Army School of Logistics . It uses the Army course and experience in appointment to enable accreditation and achievement  of a high quality logistic qualification.

See the web page or contact the Programme Manager on 01980 845358 for details!

Exciting job opportunity working for Sheldrake Training, RACPD's trading arm.

See RACPD's job opportunities page for details.

Temporary Administrator vacancy

RACPD is looking for a temporary Administrator to cover a 4 month period starting in December in Larkhill.

Please see the Job Opportunities page for details.

Winner of the survey competition

WO2 Alexander's name was drawn from all the entries for the survey competition. He won £50 Amazon vouchers and is seen here collecting his prize from Claire Foxley, CE.


Nominations are now closed!

Nominations for the 2017 RA PD Awards are now closed! Thank you to everyone for submitting nominations, results will follow soon....Good luck to you all!

RACPD's fundraising efforts

Thank you to everyone for supporting us with our fundraising last week. We raised £36.00 for #jeansforgenes and a whopping £130.00 for @macmillancoffeemorning.

Great effort everybody!



Business Admin certificate presentations

LBdr's Govender and Ramsami from 47 Regt RA are the next to collect their certificates in Business Administration Level 2 from Programme Manager, Hugh McKinney. Both have completed the qualification with a view to using it when they leave the Army, providing them with an understanding of the basics of running an office.

If you too are interested in completing the qualification please visit our web site at the link below. 
47 Regiment Royal Artillery




Raising funds with our very own bake off!

RACPD has been raising funds for two charities today, firstly by wearing our denim for #jeansforgenes and then holding a cake sale in aid of @macmillancancersupport!

We have raised in excess of £120, so well done us, with more money to come next week! A final figure should be released at the end of next week!

Deadline for RA PD Awards fast approaching!

If you had thought about entering a nomination into the 2017 awards then be aware that the deadline is just over 2 weeks away; Midnight on Monday 2 October!

If you have completed study between 01 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 then you are eligible to enter. 

See the RA PD Awards page for details.

Latest RACPD email newsletter out now!

Click on the link to download your copy now!

Royal Artillery Personal Development Awards 2017 now open!

Nominations are now being invited for the 2017 RA PD Awards

If you have completed study between 01 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 then you are eligible to enter!

See the PD Awards tab for details.

We are delighted to maintain our matrix standard for the next 3 years! 

What is the matrix standard? The matrix standard is the quality benchmark that organisations are awarded if they are providing the highest quality information, advice and guidance services! Yeah, go us!


pd news out now!

The summer edition of pd news is out now! This edition looks at higher level qualifications and how they can help you gain the job you really want! There is also all the photos from the RA Awards dinner and a photography competition to win a iPad mini 16GB in silver. Click on the newsletter tab to download your copy today!




Telecommunications Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) vacancy

RACPD is looking for an IQA to join one of their largest Apprenticeship programmes; Telecommunications.

See our job opportunities page for application details.

Are you a tutor?

RACPD has two new tutor roles that they would like to fill, based in Larkhill with occasional travel around the UK.

See the job opportunities page for details.

RACPD steps up to the challenge!

A team from RACPD are walking 100km in 24 hours starting today at 1100 hrs! The walk will take the route of the north of Salisbury Plain culminating in Tidworth. The team are raising funds for the military charity SSAFA, which looks after forces personnel and their families.

If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause then please visit our Justgiving page.

Good luck team!







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Please complete our survey by 31 July for a chance to win

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Coming soon! New Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools

RACPD is thrilled to offer this qualification to anyone wanting to work with children or young people, or who want to work in a school. 

Coming to Thorney Island and Larkhill during the Autumn term at an introductory price of £180, available to Serving personnel, veterans or dependants

Contact Samantha on 01980 845942 for details.






RA Awards - the presentations!

What an evening it was! So proud to be part of this amazing evening witnessing our winners collect their prizes in front of an audience of 70 individuals. Major General Neil Marshall OBE presented the awards and was so proud of just how far the Gunners have come in making personal development a priority in their already busy schedules.

More reports, photos and videos to follow. However here is a taster from last night as seen through the eyes of BFBS Salisbury Plain.

This course is designed for anyone wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace or at home, who has responsibility for infants and children. See the course information page for details

Would you like to become a teacher?
Have you completed the Level 3 Education and Training qualification (formerly PTLLS) and would like to complete either the Level 4 or 5 to enable you to gain the full teaching qualification? Then RACPD has spaces remaining on its next course which starts on the 23 May in Larkhill, open to serving personnel, veterans and dependants. 

The Level 5 is mostly online, and you can study in your own time. You will be required to attend a tutorial approximately once per month and you must have access to a number of teaching hours. The start date is 23 May and end date (i.e. last tutorial) will be in Feb 2018. The Level 4 is slightly shorter and you would be looking at 6 - 9 months for completion.

Interested? If so message us on here or call Sam on 01980 845942. #teaching #qualifiedinstructor #iwanttobeateacher #gooduseofanelc

RACPD is thrilled to have a stand at the Tidworth Life Skills Fair on 24 May, this fair is aimed at the whole military community including dependants and veterans and will house exhibitors covering training, education, welfare and health. We hope to see you there!

Please note that the Driver CPC course for May has been moved to the following week 22- 26 May. Please call Maria for further info on 01980 845097. #drivercpc

RACPD is looking for Sessional Functional Skills teachers to deliver maths and English at Levels 1 and 2.

Please see our job opportunities page for details.

Click here to see it in all its glory!



Just a reminder that Elaine and Anne from the Teacher Training team are holding open events for you to come along and find out more about our teacher training qualifications, Level 3 through to Level 5, including the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools.

If you are interested in a career in teaching or would like to work in schools then they will be in:

* Roberts Barracks, Larkhill Learning Centre on Tues 14 March from 1100 until 1400.

* 14 Regt's old Learning Centre, RSA (opposite the Library) on Weds 15 March from 1100 until 1400

Hope to see you there!


RACPD is seeking an experienced Self Employed Art Teacher to deliver entry level art to Key Stage 5 pupils with SEN.

This contract is to start in April; delivery will be 2 mornings a week (Mondays & Tuesday preferred) for 10 weeks, approximately 60 hours delivery.

Visit the job opportunities page for details.

See the newsletter page to download your copy now!

A date for your diary! HQ SW will be holding a Job Fair in Tidworth Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 15 March for anyone who is resettling, veterans or spouses looking for recruitment.

See poster below for details.... #resettlement #veteran #spouse#tidworthjobfair #personadevelopment



* New course alert * RACPD is running its first Level 2 Support Work in Schools qualification, starting on Monday 13 February from 0930 - 1230 over a total of 20 weeks in Thorney Island.

See the picture below for details. #l2sws #workinschools#suitablefordependants #personaldevelopment


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