The People Operations Foundation Course for Officers’ (POFCO) is delivered using a blended approach, utilising Microsoft Teams to deliver remotely followed by a residential phase. The training is delivered by Officer and Technical Squadron (Air) at the Defence School of Personnel Administration, Worthy Down, near Winchester. The course is 3 weeks long and is followed by a number of additional role related modules. These subsequent professional training modules prepare personnel to deliver in specific roles within the People Operations profession.
POFCO is designed to provide induction training for officers of the People Operations profession. The training is scenario-based and covers the HR officer’s role on a RAF station and on operations, developing their knowledge and skills to support them in their initial roles. On completion of the course, officers will have developed an understanding of all mainstream People Operations roles within the RAF and have the required initial skill set to undertake their first tour.