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Land Warfare Centre

Infantry Battle School

Infantry Battle School, Brecon

The Infantry Battle School (IBS) in Brecon, Mid-Wales, delivers trained officers and soldiers to meet the operational requirements of the Infantry, the Army and Defence.


Infantrymen on operations do extraordinary things in difficult and dangerous circumstances. The commanders that lead them are all trained at IBS, and the training they undertake is linked to current operations.

Training for high-intensity, light-role war fighting is the way soldiers and officers are prepared for any operational situation they may face – conventional war, counter insurgency, security sector reform, peacekeeping or supporting civil authorities.

IBS delivers competent and confident commanders for the Field Army by running command and leadership training, infantry tactics training, weapons training, and live firing range qualifications. It also provides specialist training teams to assist foreign forces in their development, and allocates some places on courses to overseas students.

All courses are delivered by four distinct divisions within IBS – the Platoon Commanders’ Division, Senior Division, Junior Division and Infantry Weapons’ Division.

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Courses run at IBS

  • Live Fire Tactical Training Course
  • All Arms Skill At Arms Instructor Course
  • All Arms Range Management Course
  • Urban Operator Instructor Course
  • Close Quarter Battle Instructor Course
  • Dismounted Close Combat Trainer
  • Platoon Commanders’ Battle Course
  • Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course
  • Section Commanders’ Battle Course