Developing the intellectual edge needed for success on operations and leadership in government

The Defence Academy welcomes students from the Ministry of Defence, wider government, UK industry and overseas. We provide a wide range of short and long courses ranging from awareness up to expert level covering five broad course themes: leadership; command; technology; business skills; and international engagement.  

We are based at a secure site in Shrivenham, 20 miles west of Oxford, with sites also in central London, Gosport, Andover and Halton. We also include Welbeck 6th Form College near Loughborough and four university squadrons with links to 11 universities offering bursaries to students studying subjects in technical and engineering disciplines. 

For more information on the Defence Academy and what we have to offer, please use this website or make direct contact using the communication methods provided on the contact us page.


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26 October 2020
It’s you, it’s me, it’s National Mentoring Day

As 2020 has brought us all unexpected challenges, more and more people across Defence are stepping into roles outside their regular business.  With this, there is a growing need to support people as they take on new activities.

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21 October 2020
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