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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21 January 2019
Its week 2 for Defence Policy to Capability delegates

The Defence Policy to Capability (DP2C) course is now in its second week. The DP2C course is delivered over a four week period, the first three weeks of which is particularly suited to industry partners who are looking to widen their exposure to the issues covered, whilst embedded within a cross section of their customer base.

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6 December 2018
Boarding Schools Fair 12 February 2019

Boarding Schools' Fair - Open to MOD personnel and their dependants

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