What is the C-IED Trainer Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the International Counter – Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Trainer course is to provide international instructors with the knowledge and skills required to deliver unit-level C-IED training.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Sergeant to Major (OF-3).
  • IELTS Band 6.
  • Students should hold a Parent Nation instructors qualification.


Two (2) weeks, with three (3) courses per year.


DEMS Bicester.

Outline of Course

The candidate will be instructed in the following C-IED disciplines in accordance with current UK military doctrine:

  • IED Threat Assessment.
  • Person Search.
  • Vehicle Search.
  • Forensics.
  • Route Check.
  • Area /Building Rummage.
  • Compound Search.
  • CIED Actions-on.
  • Search Documentation.
  • Hand Held Metal Detector.

Trainees will receive theory and practical training in procedures and techniques used to counter the I ED threat. Lessons are roughly split 70%-30% theory to practical, meaning a large portion of the course is spent in the classroom. The course culminates in a series of theory tests and individual teach-back lessons delivered to the other students. The teach back lessons demonstrate the ability of the student to relate their theoretical knowledge and apply it in an instructional scenario.

Qualifications Gained

International students will receive either a Pass Certificate or a Certificate of Attendance depending on results.


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