Command, Leadership and Management - ICSC(L)-CLM

Joint Services Command and Staff College
CLM Part 1 - 5 working days, CLM Part 2 - 4 working days, CLM Part 3 - 1 working day.

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About this course

ICSC(L) is a 30 week residential, comprehensive and generalist mandatory career course run at the Army Division of the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the Defence Academy. The course provides training and education for all Army and Royal Marine majors on promotion (routinely aged ~33 and with 10 years' experience) across a broad range of subjects. It is delivered through a series of modules and consists of central lectures, significant time spent in syndicate rooms (classes of 12 students) with additional time dedicated to reflection and reading.  

The CLM module is delivered in three parts: CLM Part 1 - the theory and practice of leadership and management, including a day examining the importance of ethics; CLM Part 2 - personnel management within an Army context; CLM Part 3 – a reflection of CLM throughout the course and a look forward to the CLM skills required in future staff and command appointments.

What you will learn

The aim of the CLM Module is to develop the student's ability to command, lead and manage soldiers and junior officers effectively in their subsequent appointments. Command ability, leadership style and the use of management tools pervade throughout the course and students completing the whole of ICSC(L) are expected to remain engaged in the subject.


By the end of the course delegates will have gained a broader awareness of leadership and management techniques and tools they can apply in their careers and greater awareness of their own leadership style.

How will this course help my career?

A key development course to support the needs of the business.

Before you attend

Completion of Part 3 would only be appropriate after completion of Part 1 or Part 2.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
This course is designed for newly-promoted British Army and Royal Marine majors at the start of Career Stage 2. Director Army Division would be delighted to welcome civil servants onto this module to learn alongside their military colleagues. Part 1 would be particularly suitable for C2's working in Army HQ or land-facing appointments elsewhere in MOD with line management responsibilities. Part 2 would particularly suit C2's working in HQ AG, including at APC. 

How will I learn?


Course elements

There are five elements within the module as a whole, each delivered during one or more parts: 
  • leadership theory
  • experience
  • ethics
  • culture
  • personnel management

How will you be assessed?

The three parts of the module are not examined separately. Students completing the whole of the ICSC(L) course will be examined on the Training Objective (TO2); 'evaluate leadership and command in the delivery of military capability'. The exam is currently a formal, individual, research and analysis based oral presentation (20 minutes) followed by viva (10 minutes).