The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force (CPOS) supports the training of Air Force Captains providing them with the skills and military technical expertise needed to perform duties as senior officers.
The course comprises 18 course units, in various scientific areas, organized in two training components – a specific training component attended by Air Force students only, and a common and joint training component taught jointly to all students of the Field Grade Officers Course – CPOS (Navy, Army, Air Force and National Republican Guard).
The course is organized in accordance with the European Credits Trading System (ECTS). The total number of credits required to complete the course is 60 ECTS (32 ECTS allocated to the specific branch training component and 28 ECTS allocated to the common and joint component).
Course Plan Synthesis
|ourse Units||Scientific Area||Type||Work Load (hours)||Credits||Remarks|
|Introduction to Resource Management||MS||Semester||87,5||30||9||3,5||CJFC|
|Communication and Leadership||MS||Semester||62,5||32||6||2,5|
|Logistics and Operations Research||MS||Semester||75||30||6||3|
|Portuguese Military History||MilS||Semester||50||28||2|
|Fundamentals of Public International Law||LS||Semester||25||12||1|
|Military Operations Framework||MilS||Semester||150||23||46||4||6|
|Command and Resource Management||MilS||Semester||75||18||8||18||3|
|Air and Space Power Studies||MilS||Semester||150||21||8||22||18||1||6|
|Air Law and Legislation||MilS||Semester||25||10||5||1|
|Organizational Communication and Group Interaction||MilS||Semester||75||10||40||3|
|Economic and Social Studies||75||20||3|
|Human Resources Studies||75||30||3|
Legend: T – Theory; TP – Theoryand Practise; PL – Practise and Laboratory ; TC – Fieldwork ; S – Seminar ; E – Stage ; OT – Tutorial Guidance ; O – Other
The duration of the course is one curricular year, approximately 36 weeks, including school holidays, in daytime and on an exclusive basis.
QUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED BY THE COURSE
The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force Diploma (Post-graduation in Military and Aeronautical Sciences) is awarded to students who have completed the course successfully;
This Course is a special condition for promotion to the rank of Major;
The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force, being part of the career-long training process, is compatible with the general rules of structure and curriculum evaluation practiced in study levels within the higher military studies without, in itself, conferring an academic degree. Nevertheless, the course makes it possible to carry out further studies in the Security and Defence fields of study.
The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force may be attended, on an exclusive basis, by specifically appointed officers of the Permanent Air Force Boards, with the rank of Captain;
The course may be attended by officers of similar ranks from friendly countries, under a superiorly defined access regime.