About this course

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

IOD 1-3 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, you will be nominated to attend IOD 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, IOD 1-3 are at the undergraduate level, in the areas of defence studies (supported by King's College London (KCL)) and broader defence leadership.

IOD 4-5 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

You will learn/develop:

  • the ability to articulate and influence the effective application of air power at the tactical level
  • the ability to apply a full range of command, leadership and staff competencies
How this course will help your 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.

Planned dates
  • 27th June 2022
  • 11th July 2022

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Who can attend this course
Military

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

Before you attend

You will need to have completed initial officer training and approximately 30-hours of e-Learning.

Planned dates
  • 27th June 2022
  • 11th July 2022

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How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential; Blended; e-Learning (DLE)
How you will be assessed

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

Planned dates
  • 27th June 2022
  • 11th July 2022

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest