About this course

This is the fourth residential element of the RAF’s 5-stage Intermediate Officer Development Programme (IODP).

The aim is to produce officers and MOD civil servants who understand and are able to advocate the effective employment of air power in the joint, combined and multi-agency environments.

They will be able to:

  • demonstrate a well-developed appreciation of contemporary doctrine and its application in campaign planning and execution
  • have a well developed appreciation of command, leadership and management techniques relevant to defence and demonstrate effective analysis at the post-graduate level
  • deliver that analysis with clarity in writing and orally and clearly understand and advocate the importance of Royal Air Force history and ethos where applicable

Course elements include:

  • introduction
  • air and space power
  • human performance
  • defence acquisition and business skills
  • command, leadership and management (CLM) presentations (note – CLM and RAF history and culture run as themes throughout the course)
What you will learn

You will learn/develop:

  • the ability to advocate the effective employment of air, space and cyber power in the joint, combined and multi-agency environments
  • an appreciation of the contemporary doctrine and its application in campaign planning and execution
  • an appreciation of the command, leadership and management techniques relevant to the defence
  • the ability to engage effectively with academic debate, orally and in writing, at the post-graduate level
  • to advocate the importance of RAF history and ethos
How this course will help your career

You will develop your skills in order to progress within your chosen career.

Planned dates

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Who can attend this course
Military

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

Before you attend

Students will need to complete up to 40-hours e-Learning before starting the course. This is most effectively completed in a structured manner over the 2-month period immediately before joining.

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

You will be assessed by:

  • 4 assessed elements of the course
  • a masters level essay (no prior degree is required), a group presentation
  • individual presentations
  • personal attributes

Everyone on the course are expected to complete all assignments and will receive a course report.

Planned dates

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