We know our customers
We have delivered training to many thousands of Service leavers for over 20 years and,
as the MOD’s official provider of resettlement, we are uniquely placed to understand the
needs of those leaving the military. Our training takes into account the transferrable skills
and personal qualities of Service leavers, and is designed to give you the best possible
chance at interview.
We offer the best value for money
Our Contract Funded courses are pre-paid by the MOD as part of the resettlement
package and offer the best value for money – the training can be worth up to thousands of
pounds but by using your resettlement training grant you can access up to 20 days of Contract Funded training. We
also offer a wide range of Non-Contract Funded training which represents excellent value
for money, with small class sizes and additional course content.
We have direct links to employment
The CTP contract is delivered by Right Management who are global career experts and
part of the ManpowerGroup – we have links with thousands of organisations across all
industry sectors, and our knowledge of the changing world of work helps shape our
Our bespoke training is designed specifically for Service leavers
We understand that those leaving the military may not have on-the-job experience in the
civilian workplace. Unlike other providers, CTP courses are designed with Service leavers
in mind, and include additional content to help fill any gaps in commercial knowledge, to
ensure you’re speaking the right language with employers.
You can book with confidence
Because we’re contracted by the MOD, our training is subject to a wide range of quality
controls. You can book CTP training with confidence, knowing that all courses are
assessed and approved by MOD, and subject to internal audit processes and the external
awarding bodies’ terms and conditions.
Contract Funded training has been pre-paid by MOD and only costs you the equivalent of £26.70 per day from your IRTC grant for every day you attend on one of the courses. No money actually changes hands; your grant is reduced at source. Your IRTC grant of £534 ‘buys’ you up to 20 days of training and is the best way to use your resettlement allowance as courses are heavily subsidised. Please note that you will need to have enough IRTC remaining to cover the full duration of any course.
Your Career Consultant or Client Services Advisor at your local CTP Resettlement Centre can advise you on vocational training opportunities with both the CTP and accredited Preferred Suppliers. For more specialist advice, our expert tutors at the Resettlement Training Centre in Aldershot can help you.
You may be able to access training courses delivered by the CTP at the Resettlement Training Centre (RTC), Aldershot and some CTP Resettlement Centres on a standby/fill up basis depending on whether they are Contract Funded or Non-Contract Funded.
Contact the Course Booking and Information centre or click here for course information or contact the Course Booking & Information Centre to book your place on 01252 954 007.
You must book accommodation separately. All military accommodation must be booked through the Central Booking Service on 01618 556777 (the phone is currently manned between 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday) or email:[email protected]. Certificates of Non-Suitability/Availability are not automatically issued.
You can use a Standby place on CF courses when you have used up all your GRT. You will be put on a Standby list and notified 10 days prior to the course start date if a place becomes available. Standby charges are £26.70 per day, payable on the first day of the course. Remember, there are no guaranteed places with a Standby booking.
As the IRTC funding equates to four weeks training, you can attend the remaining three weeks on a standby basis for contract funded courses. For non-contract funded courses, as long as you have GRT remaining you can attend the courses and pay for them.
With permission from your unit, bookings can be made through the Defence Hotel Reservation Service - call 0844 8484422 or email [email protected] (please include a civilian contact number in your email).
All courses held at the RTC or any Regional Resettlement Centre (RRC) can be provisionally booked by calling the CBIC on the following numbers: 01252 954 007. You can also use the courses and workshops page on this site to select suitable training opportunities.
Courses can fill up very quickly, so it’s best to check with the Course Booking and Information Centre (CBIC) to see if places are available. If courses are full, you can go on a standby or reserve list; your Career Consultant or staff at the Resettlement Training Centre (RTC) or CBIC can advise you on this.
If you’re eligible, and you attend a Contract Funded (CF) course, your Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) grant will be used up at the rate of £26.70 per day, although no actual money changes hands. It ‘buys’ you 20 days of training. Other courses are Non-Contract Funded, and actual payment is required for those. You may be able to use a variety of grants for these courses; your SRA will advise you on this.
Your first and key step is to assess the skills, experience, knowledge, and qualifications that you have to offer in the market place, consider your personal needs and aspirations, and determine their target areas for seeking employment.
This should be done as part of your CTW and with guidance from your Career Consultant.
For some Service leavers (those with skills, experience, and knowledge that translate well into the civilian world) this may be a simple exercise. Nevertheless, choices you hadn’t previously considered may emerge, and may provide better alternatives. For most Service leavers, however, it will require some work to identify what you can offer potential employers.
Once you have a clear and realistic view of what type of employment to target, you can then, with the aid of your Career Consultant, work out how to get there. It’s at this stage that you should look at training as part of your Personal Resettlement Plan (PRP).
You need to assess what training would be best to update your skills or gain a qualification, improving your chances of employment, now or in the future. You can follow training with a civilian work attachment (CWA), to enable you to gain more experience with a potential employer.
If you want to do some training, then your Career Consultant can advise on the most suitable course, and recommend that your Service Resettlement Advisor (SRA) gives approval.
Fees are composed of training fees, plus exam fees if the course carries a qualification, and also registration fees with awarding bodies, if required. You will be given receipts, so you can claim from available allowances.