Forces Media Academy – Last call for applications

The closing date for applications to the Forces Media Academy’s unique media course is this Friday 31st March.

The free Higher National Certificate (HNC) Media Production Course is open to service leavers and veterans, and all students on the one-year course also receive a bursary of £18k.

Students learn alongside industry experts and will be taught core modules such as Camera and Lighting Skills, and Film and Video Editing. Specialist modules include Production of Multi-Media Programmes and Advertising Campaigns.

The full-time course starts on 25th September at SSVC’s headquarters in Buckinghamshire. For more information about entry requirements and applications, and for full details of the course modules,  go online to

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The Forces Media Academy was set up with a £1.8m grant from the Chancellor’s Libor Fund. Initially the grant allows the Forces Media Academy to run media courses for the three years to help service leavers and veterans transition into civilian life. A minimum of 15 students will be trained each year.

The Royal British Legion has contributed £800,000 to support the Forces Media Academy which offers veterans a unique opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in media production after leaving the Services. The contribution from the Legion will cover the living expenses for 15 academy students annually for the next three years. Forging new careers and developing different skills after the Armed Forces can be challenging and the Legion is dedicated to supporting veterans’ transition back to civvy street at any point in their lives.

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