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Role of the ETS

The mission of the ETS is to:

“Direct and develop Army education, instructor development, cultural and language capabilities. Deliver education, training development, qualification opportunities and specialist advice, in order to sustain and enhance the operational effectiveness of the Army”

To fulfil its mission the ETS performs the following tasks:

Professional Development

ETS officers deliver professional developmental education to soldiers and officers worldwide as Learning Development Officers (LDOs) and in Army Education Centres (AECs) in the following principal categories:

  • Functional Skills (FS), delivering English and Maths through Basic Skills Development Managers and enabling soldiers to gain recognised Functional Skills qualifications which are requirements for promotion. D Ed Cap is responsible for both FS policy and delivery with work currently underway to develop ICT as the 3rd Functional Skill.
  • The Command, Leadership and Management (CLM) Scheme, providing educational and vocational skills and knowledge for Junior NCOs, Senior NCOs and Warrant Officers, preparing them for the responsibilities of promotion.
  • Officer Career Development, involving elements of the Junior Officer Leadership Programme (JOLP3), Military Analysis (MA) modules and the Captains’ Warfare Course (CWC).

Personal Development

In addition to professional development, ETS officers facilitate personal developmental education for soldiers and officers worldwide in Army Education Centres (AEC) in the following principal categories:

  • Personal development opportunities via Electronic Learning Centres (ELCs)
  • Advice on personal development to soldiers, officers and dependants
  • Management of accreditation opportunities and advice
  • 2nd Line advice on Army Resettlement Services (1st Line is a unit responsibility)
  • Army Library and Information Services (ALIS)

Army Instructor Capability (AIC)

Instructor training and development in the Army prepares individuals for two instructor streams; those in the workplace and the specialist full-time instructor (ARTD and Defence Training Establishments).

ETS officers currently deliver the Defence Instructional Techniques (DIT) courses, which will soon be replaced by a three-tier system for both the workplace and ARTD instructors, linked to rank.

ETS officers will continue to help develop soldiers’ instructional capabilities across the whole instructor capability area.

Cultural and Language Capability

ETS officers are responsible for continually developing education to support language and cultural capability both for current theatres and in support of Defence Engagement in Contingency.

Training Development

Performing Training Development Advisor roles to ensure quality assurance in all training elements across the Army, giving technical advice and support in accordance with the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) model.

Recruiting information

Become part of the ETS and help continue the education of soldiers and officers. Roles include Learning Development Officer and Foundation College Instructor

As the Army Reserve grows to a trained strength of 32,000, the ETS(R) is being expanded to deliver the support needed to sustain the new units

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