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Joint Services Command and Staff College

The Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) trains the future commanders and staff officers of all three UK Armed Services and those from many countries around the world.

Formed in 1998 from the amalgamation of the Single Service Staff Colleges, the JSCSC moved to its current site at Shrivenham in 2000.

Excellence in command and staff work has been a decisive factor in success on the battlefield throughout history.  It will remain so in the future.  But preparing for the complexity and uncertainty of future operations will place greater demands on education and training.  The JSCSC, through its unique academic-military partnership with King's College London, is committed to meeting this challenge and to preparing for the next conflict - not the last one. 

JSCSC Courses

Higher Command and Staff Course

The Higher Command and Staff Course prepares selected officers and officials for higher command and staff appointments.


Advanced Command and Staff Course

ACSC addresses a wide spectrum of military, political and international issues and is principally concerned with the conceptual basis of capability, its development and subsequent employment.

Single Service Division’s Courses

Each service has a Division within JSCSC which runs specific courses.  These consist of a range of shorter and longer courses that are aimed at staff training for officers.

Other Courses and Exercises

These include courses for Reserve officers and for those about to attend staff training International and exercises for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Royal Naval Reserve Courses


Multinational Participation at the JSCSC and Other Defence Training Courses in the United Kingdom

Annually the JSCSC hosts a number of foreign and Commonwealth officers on courses.

Please browse this site to learn more about the activities and aims of the JSCSC.
Cormorant Hall Lecture Theatre, JSCSC

Cormorant Hall Lecture Theatre, JSCSC