We provide acquisition training to UK MOD civilian and military personnel, industry and other government departments. Our mission is to provide the knowledge and skills needed by the acquisition community to enable it to better deliver business benefits.
Our Customer Services Team is based at Abbey Wood in Bristol. Training is delivered at Abbey Wood and Shrivenham or at customer locations where demand exists.
Subject areas include:
- Programme & Project Management
- Commercial Practices
- Supply Chain Management (Air)
- Logistics, Category Management, System Safety
- Lean Management, Requirements Management and Quality
Along with the scheduled courses, we offer tailored training solutions which address the specific business needs of our customers. This ranges from modifying existing courses or mixing a range of topics from different courses, to carrying out a full training needs analysis, designing and delivering a new programme of learning (including e-learning) specific to an organisation’s needs.
A number of our courses are formally accredited by recognised bodies. Our Project Management suite of courses lead to the APMP qualification, and the Commercial Awareness and Practitioner Programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as equivalent to their National Qualifications Ladder Level 3 qualification.
Additional information on the training delivered by our Acquisition Training Team, including dates, can be found in our online prospectus.
Acquisition Employment Training (AET)
AET is a five week course designed to provide training and education for military staff entering acquisition appointments for the first time. In many cases it will also be the first course that officers will have attended that is dedicated to the acquisition of capability. The course programme is based on a training needs analysis endorsed by the Military Acquisition Stream (MAS) Steering Group with the detailed content produced by a team of military and academic staff at the CMT and assisted by relevant skills champions within the MOD.
The Higher Education for Acquisition (HEfA)
The Higher Education for Acquisition (HEfA) Programme has been developed to meet the educational needs of the acquisition community at the strategic level:
- Defence Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management
- Defence Strategic Support Management
- Defence Strategic Commercial Programme
With our partnering arrangement with Cranfield University, we are well placed to bring coherence to this important area.