Intermediate Officer Development 5 - IOD5

Joint Services Command and Staff College
Leadership, Command
4 weeks residential 

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Key information

Level

Awareness and Practitioner

Course price

£6,580

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About this course

The defined student end state, post IOD 5, is an officer who: ‘understands and is able to advocate the effective employment of air power in the Joint, Combined and multi-agency environments; demonstrates a well-developed appreciation of contemporary doctrine and its application in campaign planning and execution; has a well-developed appreciation of command, leadership and management techniques relevant to Defence; demonstrates effective analysis at the post-graduate level and delivers that analysis with clarity in writing and orally; clearly understands and advocates the importance of Royal Air Force history and ethos'.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • an understanding of the effective employment of air power in the Joint, Combined and multi-agency environments
  • the ability to demonstrate a well-developed appreciation of contemporary doctrine and its application in campaign planning and execution
  • an appreciation of command, leadership and management techniques relevant to defence
  • the ability to demonstrate effective analysis at the post-graduate level and deliver that analysis with clarity in writing and orally
  • a clear understanding and advocacy of the importance of Royal Air Force history and ethos

How will this course help my career?

This course is necessary to work towards promotion within your chosen career.

Security and restrictions

All personnel wishing to attend this course must be able to gain access to the RAF Divisions Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosted on the Defence Gateway.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
IOD 5 is the pre-requisite for promotion to wing commander. It is designed for squadron leaders who have completed 2 years of service following completion of  IOD 4. Director RAF Division would be delighted to welcome civil servants onto the course to learn alongside their military colleagues. It would be particularly suitable for C2s working in Air Command or air-related appointments elsewhere in MOD and JFC.

Civil servants would be very welcome to attend only the first 2.5 weeks of this if preferred.

We would also welcome overseas military personnel with a good command of English (NATO 3333) who are comfortable with learning in English at post-graduate level. Foreign military personnel are to be nominated through their respective Defence Attaché and security checked by ITD(A). The course is delivered at Official level only. 

How will I learn?

Classroom, Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

There are 4 assessed elements of the course - a masters level essay (no prior degree is required), a group presentation, individual presentations and personal attributes. All students on the course are expected to complete all assignments and will receive a course report.

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