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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16 August 2017
Defence Cyber School hosts the Cyber Security Challenge UK competition

On 10th August 2017, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s facilities were transformed in to a hacker’s paradise as Defence Cyber School took over the Technology School Artillery Hall to host the latest round of the Cyber Security Challenge UK face to face competition.

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3 October 2017
Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC) open day

The Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) invites ambitious substantive Band B2/Grade 7 and C1/SEO civil servants to an information open day to learn more about the ACSC and to help them decide whether they want to apply to attend in the future.

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