Educational and Training Services Branch

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Educational & Training Services
ETS logotype
Founded 1846 as the Corps of Army Schoolmasters
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
HQ Directorate ETS (Army), Army HQ, Andover , Hampshire
Motto(s) 'Amino Et Fide' Courage and Faith
March Gaudeamus Igitur ("Let us rejoice")
Tactical Recognition Flash ETS TRF.svg

The Educational and Training Services form part of the Adjutant General's Corps and have done since 1992 when this Corps of the British Army was formed. Their remit is to continue the general education of soldiers and officers alike, as well as the actual military training of the soldiers of the Army.


In 1992 the Royal Army Educational Corps was disbanded and its Officers transferred into the newly formed Educational and Training Services Branch of the Adjutant General's Corps.[1]


ETS is an all officer branch. It provides education to Regular and Reserve Army personnel, helping them to meet the challenges of the 21st century by training for certainty and educating for uncertainty. Officers are primarily employed as follows:[2]

  • Training and Development advisors (TDAs) who specialise in the creation, design, implementation and assurance of Army wide training and educational courses.
  • Officers in Army Education Centres (AECs) developing soldiers command, leadership and management skills in order to prepare them for promotion.
  • On operations as Learning Development Officers.
  • Training development posts in the Directorate Training (Army) Capability Directorates, Army Recruiting and Training Division (ARTD) or in Defence Training Establishments.
  • Headquarters, Operational and Training appointments


The Educational and Training Services Branch is a member of the International Association for Military Pedagogy (IAMP).

Affiliated Corps[edit]


  1. ^ "Royal Army Educational Corps". National Army Museum. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Educational and Training Services". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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