What is the Young Officer (Close Support) Course?

Aim of the Course Upon successful completion of the course qualified students will be able to act as a Command Post Officer (CPO). The CPO is responsible for the efficient operation of the Command Post in response to Calls for Fire. They supervise the computation of ballistic data and relay this information to the Gun… Read More

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What is the Young Officer Course – Common Module?

Aim of the Course To develop the professional knowledge and skills of junior officers in order to prepare them technically and professionally for their first regimental appointment. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant (OF-1). IELTS level 5.5. Completed the Regular or Reserve Commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or an… Read More

What is the Royal Artillery Staff Officer’s Course?

Aim of the Course To train Offensive Support and ISTAR staff (Officers and Warrant Officers) who operate at formation level to understand and plan the Integration and use of ISTAR and fires (including Air Defence). Facilitated by IDT(A). You can find out about Staff Officers here. Entry Standards Warrant Officer (OR-8/9) to Captain (OF-2) equivalent… Read More

What is the Joint Battlespace Management Course (JBMC)?

Aim of the Course To improve awareness of the principles of Joint Battlespace Management, including planning and execution, at both the operational and tactical level, in order to prepare officers to fill staff appointments in joint and component headquarters. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Sergeant (OR-6) to Lieutenant Colonel (OF-4). IELETS Level 5.5. Duration Five… Read More

What is the Battery Commander (GBAD) Course?

Aim of the Course To develop the skills and knowledge of selected officers in order to train them to train them to perform the tasks of a Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) Battery Commander (BC). Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Lieutenant (OF-1). IELTS Level 5.5. Duration Two (2) weeks, with one course per year. Location… Read More

What is the Battery Commander (ISTAR) Course?

Aim of the Course To develop the skills and knowledge of selected officers in order to train them to train them to perform the tasks of an Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Battery Commander (BC). Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Lieutenant (OF-1). IELTS Level 5.0. Duration Five (5) working days, with one course… Read More

What is the Battery Commander (Close Support) Course?

Aim of the Course The aim of the BC CS course is to provide newly appointed BCs with CS weapon platform capability updates, qualify as OIC practice, revise on Targeting procedures and the Targeting Directive and undertake intensive BG level Fire Plan training. This course is a mandated training requirement to enable a BC to… Read More