The Learning & Development Organisation

The Learning and Development Organisation (LDO) enables Naval Service personnel to access learning, development and resettlement support. This is available when shoreside, or at sea when deployed on operations.

The Learning and Development offer is highlighted below.  

what is the learning and development organisation?

The LDO is split into shoreside and operational support:

  • Shoreside support is provided through a network of Learning & Development Hubs across the UK.
  • Operational support for deployed personnel is provided through the Learning & Development Organisation (Operations) team

learning, development and resettlement opportunities

-SLCs – Up to £175 for all service personnel to be used for learning and development each year

-ELCs – Up to £6000 to be used learning and development

-GCSEs/A Levels – Free tuition, support and exams available

-Access to trained coaches, who can help maximise your development

-Resettlement- Ensure you are in the best position when leaving the Royal Navy

where to find more information

You can find us on Defence Connect (you will need to sign up for a Defence gateway account to access)

What  learning and development opportunities are there at sea?

Functional Skills, GCSE and A Level exams can be sat at sea, with Service instructors able to offer tuition and support

Coaching Workshops, designed to enhance communications skills, which can be applied in both professional and personal life

Study a foreign language, and access money to maintain fluency

Access Learning and Development interviews with a trained coach to increase potential and performance

Access Ship’s libraries which are regularly updated
Get paid extra to teach others whilst deployed

What learning and development opportunities are there shoreside?

 

  • Fully funded University Short Courses, giving experience of University level knowledge application
  • Functional Skills, GCSE and A Level exams at no cost, with tutoring available at the Learning and Development Hubs
  • Access Learning and Development interviews with a trained coach to increase potential and performance
  • Coaching Workshops, designed to enhance communications skills, which can be applied in both professional and personal life
  • Study a foreign language, and access money to maintain fluency
  • Access to support and assessment for specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
  • Expert resettlement advice and guidance to ensure a seamless transition to civilian life when you leave the Royal Navy

 

Hub Locations

Our hubs can be found all over the country at most Naval Establishments.

Travel, adventure, friendships, challenges, knowing you’re doing something worthwhile – a career with the Royal Navy offers you more than any job you’ll find in civilian life. The same goes for the training you’ll receive, which starts the day you join and continues right through your time with us.

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships combine practical, on-the-job training with study. As a Naval Service apprentice, you will:

  • Work alongside experienced and highly trained personnel
  • Gain and develop job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage from day one and get holiday pay
  • Study towards a range of vocational qualifications

More information regarding apprenticeships is available here:Apprenticeships

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