The UK has provided the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) with several training projects since 2005. These include:
a peacekeeping English language project, which has to date trained over 200 students;
training of 20 members of the FARDC as interpreters; and
leadership training for 30 FARDC junior officers by Sandhurst instructors.
Training on Security Sector Reform has also been provided for the FARDC Chief of Staff and senior FARDC officers. In addition, the UK has run several individual courses for FARDC officers at African British Training Centres including:
(a) managing defence in the wider security environment;
(b) collective training;
(c) peace support operations;
(d) managing defence within a democracy.