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Late Entry Officers Course

A Late Entry (LE) Officer is someone who has been awarded the Queen's Commission after a number of years' prior service in the Army as a soldier.

About the course

The Late Entry Officers Course (LEOC) is designed to develop the new LE Officer's understanding of the "big picture". Lasting four weeks for Regular Officers and two weeks for Reserve Officers, it covers:

  • Modern military history
  • Defence and International Affairs (DIA)
  • Jointery (tri-service co-ordination)
  • Battle planning

Leadership is a key theme of LEOC and students are encouraged to develop new knowledge and skills while building on their previous experience in the Army. A highlight of both the Regular and Reserve courses is a day-long private visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Ministry of Defence in order to carry out research as part of a DIA project.

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