Realities of Conflict - ACSC-ROC

Joint Services Command and Staff College
5 days - residential

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About this course

This course seeks to examine more closely those pressures placed upon service personnel in conflict and combat, how these are prepared for, managed , and in the aftermath dealt with.  It is intended to reconnect the audience with practical outcomes of their professional undertakings in defence and in security and the implicit relevance to all stages of the course.

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 5 April 2018
  • industry partners and non government organisations no later than  10 June 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 includes:
  • the psychology behind war and war fighting
  • the trauma pathways for casualties
  • coping with casualties and fatalities in short and long term
  • the aftermath of conflict, particularly handing over to civil authorities and long term humanitarian work
  • alternate solutions to conflict, including pacifism and non violent approaches

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 those from wider defence and security community who will benefit from a better understanding of the realities of conflict, and the wider impacts of conflict.  This stage of the course will resonate most with those within an operational role, or who are involved in decision making, or equipment procurement and support which will ultimately have a tactical impact.

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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