What is the UK Defence Commanding Officer’s of Training Establishments Course?


Delivered by the Defence Centre for Training Support (DCTS), this course is for commanding officers (COs) of training establishments typically from OF-4 to OF-6 level (Lieutenant Colonel to Brigadier).

Location and Delivery

Delivered by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, located in Shrivenham.


2 days.

What You Will Learn?

You will learn:

  • DSAT overview/managing defence individual training & education;
  • TESRR – A strategic context;
  • Background to continuous improvement, present and future Issues (including defence assurance);
  • OFSTED brief;
  • Trainee attitude survey/instructor attitude survey;
  • Defence trainer capability;
  • Quality assurance;
  • The challenges of command; and
  • Exploiting technology enhanced learning.

How this Course Will Help Your Career

This course will help you become an effective commanding officer of a training establishment.

Entry Requirements

  • COs of training establishments typically from OF-4 to OF-6.
  • Before you attend, reading: JSP 822 Part 1 Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 2.1 to 2.7.

How the Course will be Taught

  • Face-to-face/ Residential; Blended; Online (Virtual).

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