Educational and Training Services Branch

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.

Educational & Training Services
Founded1846 as the Corps of Army Schoolmasters
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
HQDirectorate ETS (Army), Army HQ, Andover , Hampshire
Motto(s)'Amino Et Fide' Courage and Faith
MarchGaudeamus Igitur ("Let us rejoice")
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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, all graduate, 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.
  • Learning Development Officers (LDOs) 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.
  • Supporting Short Term Training Teams abroad as the Education and Training Specialist.
  • 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


  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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