RAF Future Commanders Study Period - RAF FCSP

Joint Services Command and Staff College
4 1/2 days residential

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About this course

This  residential course is conducted at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), Shrivenham, by the RAF Division (RAFD) of the JSCSC.

It will commence early Monday morning and finish mid-afternoon on the Friday. 

There is usually the requirement for two working evenings in the format of ‘fireside chats’.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • command, leadership and management 
  • total safety
  • civilian administration role of the padre
  • health responsibilities of Commanders
  • community support 
  • People Programme
  • UK Resilience Ops
  • RAF Infrastructure Organisation 
  • security issues 
  • reserve forces 
  • commercial issues 
  • RAF legal services 
  • Service Complaints Ombudsman 
  • Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Service Families Accommodation)
  • BSW/Station Management Board
  • welfare organisations
  • warrant officers' perspective with CASWO 
  • Station Commander Brief by current or recent Station Commander

How will this course help my career?

A key development study period to support the needs of the newly appointed unit/station commander.

Security and restrictions

Applicable only to RAF (or RN/Army) OF4/5 assuming an RAF command appointment.

Before you attend

Presentations from previous FCSP will be available to view on the DLE.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
Newly appointed station and unit commanders of the rank of Sqn Ldr and above are eligible to attend the FCSP. The job specifications for these appointments should indicate that the FCSP is mandatory pre-employment training.

Flying Sqn Cdrs and Wg Cdrs about to take up, or having recently assumed, a command appointment would also find this study period beneficial. However, attendance for such officers is possible on a fill-up basis only. Therefore, job specifications for these appointments should indicate that the FCSP is desirable pre-employment training.

How will I learn?