The Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land Reserve) (ICSC(LR)) is a 17 day career course delivered in 2 parts; there is a residential 2 day course primer followed 1 month later by a residential 15 day course. The course runs twice a year, once in Jun/Jul and once in Sep/Oct.
The course syllabus is delivered through a series of modules and includes Government Policy; Staff and Communication Skills: Land Warfare; Doctrine; Operational Planning; Broader Army and Royal Marines Business in the context of Defence, and Command, Leadership and Management (CLM).
It consists of central lectures, syndicate room activities and discussions (in classes of c.12 students), exercises (Map Exercises (MAPEXs), Model Exercises (MODELEXs) and Tactical Exercises without Troops (TEWTS)) and additional time dedicated to reflection and reading. The course is set at the Battle Group level within a Brigade context, with educational delivery aimed at the postgraduate masters level.
Having successfully completed the course, officers will be equipped with the professional knowledge, analytical and communications skills and motivation required to fill reserve OF3 staff and command appointments.
Pre-weekend: 5-6 Jun 21
Main course: 10-24 Jul 21
Pre-weekend: 11-12 Sep 21
Main course: 9-23 Oct 21
To apply, please select the relevant pre-weekend date from the 'planned dates' list on the right under 'key information'. Then enter the ‘register your interest’ page and select the relevant date to enrol. You will not need to self-enrol for the main course as ICSC Admin staff will automatically enrol you on receipt of your application.
Please refer to 2017DIN01-186 for more details.