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Acronym List and Course Duration:


AAC

Army Air Corps

AMLC

Advanced Management and Leadership Course (2 weeks)

AP

Air Power

ATC

Air Traffic Control

BAWC

Basic Air Warfare Course (2 weeks)

BRT

Basic Recruit Training (9 weeks)

CCS

Common Core Skills (Military Skills)

CWOC

Commissioned WO Course (1 week)

DL

Distance Learning

Fast Track BRT

Fast Track BRT Course (5 weeks)

FP

Force Protection

GDT

Ground Defence Training

GETC

Generic Education and Training Centre

IOTC

Initial Officer Training Course (32 weeks)

ICSC(A)

Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Air) (8 weeks)

IMLC

Intermediate Management and Leadership Course (2 weeks)

JSWOC

Joint Services Warrant Officer Course (withdrawn)

JMLC

Junior Management and Leadership Course (2 weeks)

JOD

Junior Officer Development

Kit and Post

Kit and Post includes Course (1 week)

NCACMT1

Non-Commissioned Aircrew Command and Leadership Training 1

(8 days)

NCACMT2

Non-Commissioned Aircrew Command and Leadership Training 2

(1 week)

NCAITC

Non-Commissioned Aircrew Initial Training Course (10 weeks)

OASC

Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre

PJFT

Pre-Joining Fitness Test

PGAC

Potential Gunners Acquaintance Course (4days)

PMD(A)

Professional Military Development (Air)

PRTC

Pre-Recruit Training Course (2 days)

RAFFT

RAF Fitness Test

RAF Induction

RAF Induction Course (To be determined)

ROIT

Reserve Officer Initial Training

S-BAWC

Special Entrant and Re-Entrant - Basic Air Warfare Course (2 weeks)

SERE

Special Entrant and Re-Entrant

SODP

Senior Officer Development Programme

SOSP

Senior Officer Study Period

SRO

Serving (RN and Army) and Re-entrant Officer

TGC

Trainee Gunners Course (RAF Regiment) (23 weeks)

WOSP

Warrant Officer Study Period (1 week)


Annex B to

Chapter 2 of

AP 7000
Specialist branch engagement policy in generic PMD(A)


Branch

Terms and conditions of service (TCOS) applicable to PMD(A)

Transitional period

Steady state for entrants post 1 Oct 08

Generic PMD(A) engagement variations

JODP engagement

SODP engagement

Chaplaincy

(includes Reserves)



- 6 years Short Service Commission

- 3 years time served to sqn ldr

- PMD(A) engagement mandatory for all new entrants from 1 Oct 08.


- Entrants prior to 1 Jan 05 direct to ICSC(A)

- Entrants 1 Jan 05 - 30 Jun 06 exempt JOD1

- Entrants 1 Jul 06 onwards full JODP


JODP residential courses at 1 yearly intervals from SERE graduation.

ICSC(A) in period 4 - 6 years from entry

Dental

TCOS JSP 527:

- Cadets - 7 years Short Service Commission (SSC)

- Direct Entrant (DE) 3-6 years SSC

- DE prior to age 46 years if Career Professional Training required, 55 years if trained (no age limit to entry onto JODP)

- Maximum 13 years seniority on entry (OF3 + 8 yrs)

- Time Promotion (TP) to OF3 after OF2 level 1 + 5 years

- PMD(A) engagement mandatory for all new entrants from 1 Oct 08.


- Successful completion of JODP not a prerequisite for promotion to OF3
- Exemption from all requirements of JODP and SODP for DOs with entry into Service dates prior to Oct 08 (noting that this will preclude attendance on AST and, from 1 Jul 12, consideration for promotion to wg cdr).



- For SSC - JOD 1, 2, 3 to be undertaken (at around yearly intervals) at OF2 (and OF3 if necessary) within 5 years of entry.
- For non accredited DE – JOD 1, 2, 3 at yearly intervals (not less than 9 months) starting at OF2 or OF3 + 18/12 i.e. post vocational training.
- For accredited DE with antedate of seniority i.e. at OF2 and OF3 – JOD 1, 2 and 3 at yearly intervals (not less than 9 months) and within first 5 years of entry.


- ICSC(A) is pre-requisite for promotion to OF4 and OF5
- ICSC(A) for DE only after completion of JODP and being OF3 + at least 1 year in rank
- AST by selection at OF4 + at least 1 year in rank (noting that completion of ICSC(A) is pre-requisite for eligibility to attend AST).


Legal

- 4 years time served to sqn ldr when on a permanent commission.

- No accelerated advancement for Short Service Commission personnel.

- PMD(A) engagement mandatory for all new entrants from 1 Oct 08.


- Entrants pre 1 Jan 06 direct to ICSC(A).

- Entrants 1 Jan 06 – 31 Dec 06 complete JOD(Legacy).

- Entrants post 1 Jan 07 do full JODP .

- Completion of JODP not a prerequisite for acting sqn ldr.



JODP residential courses at 1 yearly intervals from SERE graduation.

ICSC(A) around 4 years & point of promotion.

Medical

- PMD(A) engagement mandatory for all new entrants from 1 Oct 08.
- Direct Entrant (DE) – Training mandated for all entrants with entry level appropriate to antedated seniority.
TCOS JSP 527

- Successful completion of JODP not a prerequisite for promotion to OF3.

- Exemption from all requirements of JODP and SODP for MOs with entry into Service dates prior to Oct 08 (noting that this will preclude attendance on AST and, from 1 Jul 12, consideration for promotion to wg cdr).



- SC – JOD1, 2, 3 to be undertaken (at around yearly intervals) at OF2 (and OF3 if necessary) within 5 years of entry.
- DE – JODP participation relevant to seniority if OF2 on entry.

- ICSC(A) within first year.
- ICSC(A) completion pre-requisite for promotion to OF4 and OF5 and AST attendance.
- AST by selection at OF4 + at least 1 year in rank .

Musicians

- Officers do full IOT and standard PMD(A) programme.

- PMD(A) engagement mandatory for all new entrants from 1 Oct 08.

- Standard airmen entry via RTS, therefore full PMD(A) programme.


Exemption from all requirements of JODP and ICSC(A) for DOMs with commission dates prior to Oct 08 (noting that this will preclude attendance on AST and, from 1 Jul 12, consideration for promotion to wg cdr).
Legacy Commissioned WO (pre Oct 08) encouraged to attend SERE BAWC.

JODP residential courses at 1 yearly intervals from initial officer training graduation.

- Within first year of sqn ldr rank

- Prerequisite for promotion to wg cdr and attendance at ACSC



Nursing

(includes

Reserves)


- Eligible for promotion to OF3, by selection with 4 years seniority

- Successful completion of JOCC, JOD(Legacy) or JODP is prerequisite for promotion to substantive sqn ldr




- Entrants 1 Jul 06 onwards to do full JODP.

- JODP to be completed within 6 yrs of graduation from IOT/SERE.

- ICSC(A) - Mandatory for sqn ldrs holding acting rank from, or substantiated after, 1 Jul 08 to attend within first yr in rank.

- Substantive sqn ldrs (1 Jul 08) should attend as early as practicable.



- Full JODP.

- Within first year of sqn ldr rank

- Pre-requisite for promotion to wg cdr and attendance at ACSC



Annex C to

Chapter 2 of

AP 7000

Reserve forces PMD(A) participation policy

  1. Reserve Force personnel will be expected to undertake PMD(A) and normally meet the same attendance and eligibility criteria as their regular counterparts. In certain circumstances, an extension in timing may be authorised by DACOS Reserves in accordance with AP 3392 Volume 7 Leaflet 404. FTRS personnel should have access to all regular courses but may also apply for Reservist specific courses.

  2. Course Selection: Longest commitment for a Reservist is 5 years. Therefore contract end-date should not preclude selection for PMD(A) courses as the expectation is that a reservist will re-engage.




Airmen training courses


Course length

Attendance policy

Notes

JMLC


2 weeks - Accessible to Reservists

FTRS, ADC, PTVR mandatory within 2 years of appointment.

Promotion to substantive rank on successful completion.

IMLC (Regular course)


2 weeks



FTRS, ADC, PTVR mandatory within 2 years of appointment.


Promotion to substantive rank on successful completion.

AMLC

2 weeks

FTRS, ADC, PTVR mandatory within 2 years of promotion - accessible to all reservists.

Promotion to substantive rank on successful completion.

Warrant Officer Study Period (WOSP)

1 week

FTRS, ADC and PTVR mandatory within first year of rank.

Promotion to substantive rank on successful completion.

Application: J/I/AMLC & WOSP - direct through ACS, RAF Halton.




Officer training courses

Course length

Attendance policy

Notes

SERE BAWC

2 weeks

From 1 Oct 08 - To be completed within 2 years of ROIT.

Attendance by legacy cohort officers (pre-Jul 06) is desirable on a fill-up basis.

JODP

1, 2, 1 week

Mandatory for all new Reservist entrants from 1 Oct 08.

3 residential courses (with TEL) delivered at around 2 yearly intervals.

JOD2

(Legacy cohort)



2 weeks

Voluntary attendance for all Reservists engaged before 1 Oct 08.

Cannot gain substantive promotion to sqn ldr without completion of JOCC, JOD(Legacy) or JOD2.

ICSC(Air)

ICSC(Air) Reserves



8 weeks

16 days continuous



Same policy, and equal priority for ICSC(A) places, for FTRS sqn ldrs as regular counterparts.

ADC and PTVR have mandatory attendance requirement within 2 years of appointment from Apr 10.

FTRS sqn ldrs within 2 years of appointment who are unable to attend ICSC(A) may apply to attend ICSC(AR).

Voluntary applications from legacy sqn ldrs will be considered.

Applications from ADC and PTVR flt lts with 5 years substantive seniority and a positive promotion recommendation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


ICSC(A)/ICSC(AR) completion is a pre-requisite for:
   a. Consideration for promotion to wg cdr from 1 Jul 12.

   b. Consideration for ACSC(R).


See Chapter 4 Annex B for application form and http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/jscsc/courses/RAFJD/Courses/icsc for course dates.
See Chapter 4 for deferral/withdrawal policy.


HAWC

4 weeks

Desirable for wg cdrs within first year if not AST or 8-week ICSC(A) qualified.

SOSP being developed within PMD(A) programme for those wg cdrs who have not attended AST or completed 8-week ICSC(A).

Application: Officer PMD (A) - through SO2 RFMC, Air Comd.

Annex D to

Chapter 2 of

AP 7000
External accreditation of RAF generic PMD(A) courses


  1. Accreditation for completion of RAF generic PMD(A) courses is available from a variety of institutions. The RAF has agreed with certain awarding bodies and higher education institutions that the accreditation levels shown in the Table below can be offered on successful completion of each course. Where funding allows, contracts have been let to fully fund the award of qualifications but accreditation has also been agreed to allow individuals to elect to purchase qualifications. Further details on the latest accreditation can be obtained from the respective training units:




Course

Funded

Comments

Elective

JMLC

Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Team Leading Level 2 Diploma33 and Management and Leadership Level 3 Certificate



Dual qualification.




IMLC

CMI Management and Leadership Level 4 Certificate and Level 5 Award.

Dual qualification.




AMLC

CMI Management and Leadership Level 4 Diploma and Level 5 Certificate.

Dual qualification.




WOSP

120 Masters-level points.

Towards the Portsmouth University Masters Degree in Leadership and Management – study for the remaining 60 points is required. Requires min 2 years in rank.




Initial Officer Training

CMI Management and Leadership Level 5 Diploma.

Open University 120 Level 1 Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) points.

Level 1 CAT points equate to the whole of the first year of an Honours Degree.




SERE

CMI Management and Leadership Level 5 Certificate.







ROIT

CMI Management and Leadership Level 5 Certificate.







JODP

OU CAT Points TBN.




TBN

ICSC(A)

OU 10 Level 2 and 10 Level 3 CAT Points. Under review.

120 Masters Level points.

Masters-level points towards the Portsmouth University Masters Degree in Leadership and Management – study for the remaining 60 points is required. Requires min 2 years in rank.

CMI Management and Leadership Level 7 Diploma




  1. Legacy courses. Accreditation schemes exist for previous versions of current courses and for courses that no longer exist. Details of such schemes are available from Training Units or from 22 (Trg) Gp, SO2 Accreditation.




  1. Additional accreditation schemes. Additional schemes of accreditation are available, and others are being developed, that recognise through-life work-based learning in addition to the recognition of formal training. For example, the RAF Degree Consortium will give various levels of accreditation towards Foundation Degrees and Bachelor Degrees (currently in Leadership and Management) according to rank, qualifications and experience. Further information is available from unit Personal Learning Advisors in the first instance.

Chapter 3



Airmen PMD(A) courses – engagement and application procedures


  1. The policy concerning all PMD(A) engagement has been covered in Chapter 2 of this AP. This chapter outlines the procedures to be followed by airmen when applying for attendance on specific courses and the actions necessary when seeking a variance from the PMD(A) programme.




  1. Course loading. The procedures for loading generic PMD(A) residential courses are as follows:



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