Making Strategy and Policy - ACSC-MSP

Joint Services Command and Staff College
5 days - residential

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About this course

Strategy and Policy aims to enable delegates to analyse and apply the factors that shape the international system and how these factors ultimately affect the UK security within the context of a postgraduate learning environment.

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:
  • what is strategy
  • different approaches to strategy
  • the difference between strategy and policy
  • the challenges in developing strategy
  • how policy is formulated

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.

This course will provide delegates with the information on understanding strategy and policy and the importance of such tools of delivery within the working environment and will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

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 is 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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