Intermediate Officer Development 1 - Intermediate Officer Development 1
(09 Mar 20 - 13 Mar 20)

Joint Services Command and Staff College
30 hours e-learning & 1 week residential

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About this course

The first residential element of the RAF’s 5-stage Intermediate Officer Development Programme (IODP).

This is the first residential element of the RAF’s 5-stage Intermediate Officer Development Programme (IODP). IODs 1 to 3 are intended for junior officers, or those specialist and RAF reserve officers who have served less than 6 years. On successful completion of IOD 1-3, and being selected for promotion, RAF officers will be nominated to attend IODs 4 and 5 as squadron leaders; selected warrant officers and civil servants, subject to budget manager approval, can also attend IOD 4-5.

From an academic perspective, IODs 1 to 3 are at the undergraduate level, in the areas of Defence Studies (supported by Kings College London (KCL)) and broader Defence Leadership. IODs 4 and 5 are at the postgraduate level and graduates of the Programme have the option of working towards a Masters in Defence (Air Power) Studies through KCL.

What you will learn

The IODP 1 aim is to produce junior officers who can analyse articulate and influence the effective application of air power at the tactical level; and apply a full range of command, leadership and staff competencies.

How will this course help my career?

IOD 1 is a mandatory course for all RAF junior officers to attend.  Successful completion of the IOD1-3 programme, are pre-requisites for eligibility for promotion.  IOD 1 is the first key developmental course to better enable RAF junior officers to support the needs of the RAF.

Restrictions and security

Discussion on IOD can cover up to UK Secret, hence all personnel attending IOD 1 must be UK personnel.

Before you attend

Approx 30 hours of distance learning.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
RAF junior officers within 2 years of graduation from IOT.

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Formative assessment delivered through peer-to-peer, and instructor-delivered verbal and written feedback.

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