I applied for the RE Continuous Personal Development (CPD) Bursary/Study Grant as I was in the process of starting the second year of my MBA degree. I had already applied for ELCAS and then found out I was also eligible for the Bursary Scheme through the CPD fund. Using both these schemes meant I had to pay only a fifth of my total course fee (originally priced at £2900). It’s good to know the Corps supports opportunities for soldiers to better themselves personally and professionally.
The application process is simple and all the information is clearly laid out on the RE CPD website. All you need to do is fill out some paperwork, get it signed off by the RAO and CO and hand it in. For anyone looking for a gateway into further education, I would recommend looking into the RE CPD and the Study Grant/Bursary Scheme as they are there to help you get the qualifications you are striving for.
Cpl Scott Black
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