Military-Standard Munitions and Explosives Training

International Ammunition Technician Course

This Advanced Diploma in Explosives and Munitions Operations is a unique opportunity to qualify as an International Ammunition Technician.

International Ammunition Technician Course

Leading to Advanced Diploma in Explosives and Munitions Operations.
This much sought after course is a unique opportunity to qualify as an International Ammunition Technician.  The 24-week programme reflects the UK MOD training course but has been upgraded to meet the exacting requirements of the UK National Occupational Standards for Explosives and Search occupations.  It is accredited by  Homeland Security Qualifications (HSQ) and as such successful students will qualify for certificates, a diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Explosives and Munitions Operations.

This programme is taught by experienced ex British Army Ammunition Technicians throughout who are also accomplished instructors in the Army and Police.  Personnel will learn how to safely identify, handle, repair, store, transport, manage, use and dispose of munitions and explosive natures.  The standard of the student completing the training mirrors that achieved by the UK MOD for its own Ammunition Technicians.

Pre Attendance Requirements

There is no rank requirement for entry to the course, however students must be proficient in English language and have an understanding of mathematics, chemistry and physics.  Training may be delivered through an interpreter if preferred.

Course Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of the course, students will have the knowledge, skills and practice to safely undertake the duties of a Basic Ammunition Technician.  ISSEE and HSQ Certificates will be awarded.

The student will receive the following Homeland Security Qualifications (HSQ):

  • Advanced Diploma in Explosives & Munitions Technical Operations
  • International Diploma in Explosive Disposal Supervision
  • International Certificate in Explosives Maintenance Supervision
  • International Certificate in Explosives Storage Supervision

Course Content

The course combines a number of ISSEE’s core munitions and explosives training modules with specifically tailored content focussing on:

  • Principles of explosives
  • Chemistry
  • Properties and effects of explosives
  • International Regulations and Reference Materials
  • Ammunition design and ballistics
  • Small arms ammunition
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Grenades and mortars
  • Artillery natures
  • Tank natures
  • Free flight rockets and recoilless weapons
  • Guided weapons
  • Use of demolition explosives and accessories
  • Ammunition inspection and repair
  • Explosives storage and explosives storage management
  • Licensing and inspection of explosives storage buildings
  • High and Low Order Demolition procedures
  • Explosives ordnance disposal including burning and multi-item demolition

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