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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2 February 2018
Students from KCL Entrepreneurial Institute test their skills under pressure at the Defence Academy
The Defence Academy's Shrivenham Leadership Centre (SLC) hosted 30 members of the King’s College London (KCL) Entrepreneurial Institute as part of their leadership and resilience training.

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20 February 2018
Boarding Schools' Fair - Open to MOD personnel and their dependants

An opportunity to talk to staff from over 70 independent schools from across the country in the Forum of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham.

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