Defence Strategic Finance Programme - DSFP

Business Skills College
2 days
Multiple locations

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About this course

Set against a MOD context but with broader cross-government applicability, the course considers how the department manages money internally before making links to other key functions, including Treasury and National Audit Office.  The course is designed to encourage participation, promoting discussion and debate and forms part of the Defence Strategic Series comprising Defence Strategic Support Management, Defence Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management and the Defence Strategic Finance Programme.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • finance overview and how the MOD manages its finances
  • appraisal and evaluation  
  • corporate governance and fraud  
  • fireside style chat – guest speaker  
  • the relationship with commercial

How will this course help my career?

This course enhances financial awareness for you and will help to prepare you for appointments involving strategic financial decisions and oversight.

Before you attend

The Financial Skills Certificate (FSC) Foundation course is required before embarking upon this programme - this is an e-learning course that can be accessed through the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) via the Defence Gateway.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
The course is designed for those staff unfamiliar with finance at a minimum grade or rank of SCS PB1 or military 1*.

How will I learn?