Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said MoD plans to make it is easier for former service members to train to become teachers would benefit veterans.
In response, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg MP, said the Troops to Teachers programme, which has not yet been launched, had not been devised quickly enough by the Government.
Former members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force could now find it easier to train to be teachers.
New scheme Troops to Teachers will provide training opportunities to highly-skilled service leaders, and the programme includes extra benefits such as salaries while training and bursaries.
There are two routes through to taking the course:
- From September 2013, former service leaders with degrees will be able to enroll on teacher training programmes with additional training and £2,000 bursary uplifts.
- From January 2014, former service leavers without degrees will be able to enroll on a two-year, school-based, paid training programme.
- They will be the only people able to start training as a teacher without a degree and be qualified within two years.