Aim of the Course
The premier ofﬁcer course within the Royal Artillery delivers in-depth technical and tactical employment training in order to qualify selected ofﬁcers as Instructors in Gunnery.
Experienced ofﬁcers (Captains and above) who possess the necessary experience and technical acumen are selected and developed over an 11 month period into subject matter experts who ﬁll demanding instructional, acquisition and command appointments.
- ISTAR: Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance.
- GBAD: Ground-Based Air Defence.
Facilitated by IDT(A).
- Captain (OF-2) to Major (OF-3).
- IELTS Level 5.5.
Eleven (11) months, with one (1) course per year.
Royal School of Artillery Larkhill.
Outline of Course
The course focuses on 3 main functional areas; the ‘Sensors’, the ‘Shooters’ and the ‘Deciders’.
Within these areas, students explore in service capability, studying doctrine and tactics, speciﬁc platform technology, the Army’s training system and most importantly how to integrate capability into the Artillery system as well as the Joint or Combined environments.
This is underpinned by an in depth study of science technology enabling students to develop a thorough understanding of in service and future capabilities.
In addition students study acquisition completing the APMP project management qualiﬁcation and instructor skills are developed through a Level 5 qualiﬁcation in Education and Training. Student IGs become the experts in all aspects of exercise and range safety allowing them to create and manage artillery ranges in accordance with current safety regulations.
- Baseline module.
- Doctrine and Tactics (including planning, Battlegroup to Brigade).
- Level 5 Teaching and Learning.
- Science & Technology (aimed at, & taught to AS level).
- Training Systems.
- GBAD and ISTAR Platform Training.
- Joint Battlespace Management Course.
- GBAD Warfare Ofﬁcers course.
- ISTAR Ops Ofﬁcers course.
- European exercises.
Instructor in Gunnery (IG) qualiﬁcation denoting membership of the Gunnery Staff.