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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14 June 2019
Personal resilience - 'Wrestling the ape'

Major Dan Kahn talks about the ‘Wrestling the ape’ article featured in this month’s Soldier magazine. It was also a lesson he delivered as part of the Mental Fitness and Resilience break out session on the One JFC Day, 12 June 19. 

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25 June 2019
Defence Academy will be at Civil Service Live 2019

The Defence Academy will be attending Civil Service Live this year.  

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