Capability and Acquisition Series Module 1 – Capability - CAPAC1

Business Skills College
4 days

About this course

Module 1 – Capability has replaced the Financial and Military Capability – Foundation course.

As part of the Capability and Acquisition Series, this practitioner level course will enable you to acquire an understanding of the MOD’s capability management processes and their application in the development and generation of affordable and strategy-compliant force structures and military.

Successful completion of this module will enable you to progress to Capability and Acquisition Series Module 2. 

What you will learn

This course will enable you to analyse and evaluate:
  • how Defence works
  • how the UK MOD develops and sets its capability requirements
  • MOD commercial practice inclusive of the commercial life cycle
  • MOD finance inclusive of the ABC process
  • MOD investment appraisals process
  • business cases, including best practice in their production
  • the Command Level Planning process
  • Sub Portfolio Management and Delivery of Change

How will this course help my career?

This course is a prerequisite for a number of military posts.

If you are a civil servant, the course will provide you with the key skills needed to undertake a job in the capability and acquisition arena. 

If you are an international student or from industry, the course will provide you with a working understanding of the process and lexicon the UK MOD use in the Capability and Acquisition arena. 

The course is recognised as part of the military Capability and Acquisition FKSE (Functional Knowledge Skills and Experience).

If you successfully undertake all three modules from the Capability and Acquisition Series you will be awarded one or more of the following (depending on the learning pathway you have chosen):
  • Managing Successful Programmes (Foundation)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (Practitioner)
  • Project Management Qualified (APM PMQ) 

Before you attend

You need to have read ‘How Defence Works’ and undertake one of the following: 

  • Navy – link via DLE to Navy Acquisition System Awareness eLearning v1.0, hosted on the  DLE under courses
  • RAF – link via DLE to Air Acquisition Awareness training hosted on the DLE, under schools / RAF / COS Cap
  • Army – link via DLE to Acquisition System Awareness ELearning hosted on the DLE, under schools / Army / Army Intelligent Customer / ELearning

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)

How will I learn?

Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

There will be a formative assessment and a quiz. 

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