ICSC(L) provides a unique opportunity for OF3 officers to study strategy, higher management of defence, doctrine and operational planning alongside multi-national partners and be graded against a wider peer group. The course is supported by numerous senior guest speakers, both military and civilian, up to 4* level.
The course provides focussed opportunities to understand, experiment and develop staff and communication skills, professional knowledge and understanding, and analytical and decision-making skills which will prepare majors for appointments in sub-unit command and on the staff up to and including lieutenant colonel. The course report is used by boards to support consideration for employment in sub unit command and in staff appointments at OF3.
On completion of the course all students are enrolled onto the Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land) (ICSC(L)) Alumni page on the Defence Learning Environment. This website is designed to help alumni of ICSC(L) by providing information and links to support professional development throughout their careers.