Maritime, Power, Equipment and Capability - ACSC-MPEC

Joint Services Command and Staff College
3 days - residential

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About this course

The course explores military capabilities and the maritime role in delivering a joint effect for the operational commander.  This includes visits to the front line commands.

Students who work in related defence industries or procurement posts and those who require a better understanding of military capabilities in advance of working alongside a military component.

Applications timelines for the various categories are as follows:
  • MOD civil servants and other government departments, no later than 3 weeks before the start of the course
  • foreign military and civil servant expressions of interest need to be declared by 20 Aug 2017
  • industry partners and non government organisations no later than 20 October 2017
MOD civil servant application forms will need to be supported by completion of the line management approval section before a place on the course can be allocated.

What you will learn

The course examines the following:
  • maritime power and its contribution to British prosperity
  • the organisation of the Royal Navy
  • the culture, ethos and values of the Royal Navy
  • the role of the Royal Navy in delivering UK defence policy
  • the Royal Navy’s equipment and capabilities

How will this course help my career?

Providing a valuable insight for civil servant B2/C1s or personnel at that equivalent level of management; within the context of defence’s contribution to understanding international security and perspectives in an operational level, this unique study opportunity explores the current perceptions at time of delivery on the security situation associated with global and regional security both in the UK and overseas perspective.

Working alongside military and civilian personnel studying full time on the Advanced Command Staff Course will allow interaction and contribution within a professional and unique learning environment.

Civil servants and industry partners across government who work in related defence industries or procurement positions who need to acquire a greater understanding of military capabilities when working alongside a military counterpart.

Security and restrictions

Civil servants and OGD grade: B2/G7  C1/SEO, or industry equivalent. 

Overseas military or civil servants required a good standard of fluency in written and spoken English (NATO SLP 3333) and be comfortable with learning in English at post-graduate level.

Before you attend

Pre-reading material will be identified and essential to personnel achieving good learning outcomes from attendance on the course.

You will be enrolled on the course Virtual Learning Environment to support engagement in the learning process.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
Serving UK Military and TA personnel will be nominated by their respective career management grouping desk officers for attendance on this course.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom

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