It does raise the question as to why the three Services have such widely different approaches to Staff Training, RN 10 week residential, RAF 5 separate courses over many years totalling 14 weeks, Army 26 weeks with jollies to the USA and France (Andover as well if you are very, very lucky ).
All to achieve a similar output?
ICSC(M) is no longer a 10 week residential course- it is now primarily a distance learning course run through the DLE. The course is supposed to take approximately two years to complete with a four week residential block at around six months in and a two week residential block at around the 18 month mark. The rest of the course is to be completed remotely.