Students are assessed on a continuous basis but formal outputs include:
Monograph. Students write a 1000-1200 word monograph on a subject related to contemporary doctrine. The aim of the monograph is to get students into an academic mind-set and to stimulate discussion of contemporary military doctrine.
Operational Art Case Studies. Students work in teams to present their analysis of a historical case study. The aim is to explore the historical basis of the allocated campaign, and then to apply original thinking to analyse its relevance to the contemporary security environment.
Staff Ride Paper. The aim of this short research paper is to use a military historical example as a focus for the analysis of high command, planning and execution of campaigns and major operations, in a joint, combined and inter-agency context. During the Staff Ride, students are expected to bring their analysis to life on the ground with a verbal presentation to the course.
A final report will be drafted by the syndicate Directing Staff (who are graduates of HCSC) and signed by the Comdt JSCSC (2*). Once complete, it is sent to the appropriate Single Service Secretary, PAG HR Department or nominated chain of command for international students. All reports will be produced using the extant HCSC reporting and appraisal guidance on a MOD form 2020.
On successful completion of the course, all students will be awarded a Level 8 Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute and UK military students awarded the JPA competence HCSC(J).
Students are required to complete an internet based internal course validation (INVAL) for every phase of the course. First and second Party Audits of the course, as described in JSP 822, will be conducted via JSCSC SO1 Trg Mgt.