Memorandum of Understanding and International Negotiations - MOU

Business Skills College
2 days
Multiple locations

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About this course

The course looks at the purpose of a memorandum of understanding and its differences to a treaty or contract. It considers the structure and processes for creating a formal arrangement and factors for consideration within international negotiations. It also introduces basic principles of cost share. Set against a MOD process, it has wider applicability for non-MOD government employees involved in the management of memorandum of understanding and formal international arrangements. 

It is part of a suite of MOD courses designed to assist commercial officers progress from awareness to expert level but will be of use to non-commercial officers involved in the subject area.

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • understand the purpose and use of a memorandum of understanding
  • understand how a memorandum of understanding is created and negotiated

How will this course help my career?

This course provides fundamental knowledge for anyone involved with the creation and management of memorandum of understanding or formal international arrangements in UK Government.

Before you attend

The Managing Defence Contracts online training course is a prerequisite for the workshop.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants

How will I learn?

Classroom, E-Learning