Perspectives on European Security Tour - ACSC-PEST

Joint Services Command and Staff College
Command
5 days - residential

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Level

Practitioner

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About this course

You will gain a greater appreciation of the factors that affect European Tours within the context of a postgraduate learning environment.

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 August 2017
  • industry partners and non government organisations no later than 20 September 2017
MOD civil servant application forms will need to be supported by completion of Line Management approval section before a place on the course can be allocated.

What you will learn

The course examines the following:
  • the political factors that affect European relationships
  • concepts of regional security in Europe
  • the factors which shape a nation’s perspective, including historical, religious cultural and socio-economic issues
  • the host nation’s view of NATO and EU as security providers
  • the impact of the host nation’s approach to regional security

The programme for each visit includes visits to a number of government buildings, presentations by host nation government staff and academics, UK diplomatic and military staff, supported by subject matter experts from Kings College London.

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 an opportunity to visit on of a number of EU and/or NATO countries and will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of defence security issues from a specific regional perspective.

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
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)
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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