Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition - SDIDA

Business Skills College
2 days residential

About this course

This course introduces you to the meaning of sustainable development, sustainable consumption and production, climate change and energy, protection of natural resource and environmental enhancement with a view to policy setting.

It uses the MOD context to illustrate how these set sustainable development challenges and potentials tools and strategies to deal with them.   

The course covers will give you a brief history of sustainable development, case studies of good sustainable practice and practical tools to aid implementation of sustainable procurement and sustainable business within the MOD. 

What you will learn

This course will enable you to:
  • summarise the key challenges of sustainable development in defence
  • identify discipline boundaries to pursue sustainable development
  • evaluate the potential strategies to maximize benefits and minimise or mitigate potential adverse impacts of defence activities
  • consider potential challenges, risks and impacts

How will this course help my career?

An essential course if you have a responsibility for sustainable development or environmental management in defence acquisition. The principles of the course also have wider applicability to non-MOD employees involved in development of policy or sustainable procurement of goods or services.

Completion of this course, along with the Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence course, will enable you to progress to the Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems course. Upon successful completion of all three courses, you will meet the MOD’s system environmental functional competencies at practitioner level and qualify for IEMA practitioner membership. 

Before you attend

Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence must be completed prior to undertaking this course.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This course is briefed at official. 

How will I learn?

Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Multiple choice and short essay question exam.

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