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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22 September 2020
Strategic leadership shapes culture: Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organisations inaugural course


Inaugural Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organisations workshop

Shrivenham – How does strategic leadership shape organisational culture? How do we manage our own personal biases, in additional to acquiring the knowledge and skills required to implement a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy?

Next event

16 September 2020
Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Digital Conference

This year’s event takes place online on 16-18 September, chaired by General Sir Richard Barrons and in official partnership with the UK Defence Academy.

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