Capability and Acquisition Series - Module 2 - Acquisition

Business Skills College
10 days

About this module

As part of the Capability and Acquisition Series, this practitioner level module will enable you to acquire an understanding of the MOD’s acquisition management processes, preparing you to work within the MOD acquisition environment.  You will also be given the opportunity to practice the skills and processes required on appointment to a specialist role in acquisition.

You will also hear from a senior guest speaker from the Defence Capability and Acquisition arena.  This fireside chat is a compulsory aspect of Module 2.

Successful completion of this module will enable you to undertake the project management elective of Capability and Acquisition Series Module 3.

What you will learn

This module will enable you to analyse and evaluate:
  • the Defence Acquisition Model
  • MOD project life cycle, known as Concept Assessment Development Manufacture In-service Disposal / Termination (CADMID/T) 
  • Defence Through Life Support
  • Programme and Project Management
      - the relationships between Portfolios, Programmes and Projects 
      - Project Organisation and People
      - Project Scheduling and Resource Analysis
      - Project Budget and Cash Flow
      - Risk Management and Estimating 
      - the Critical Aspects of why projects fail

  • UK MOD tendering and the tender assessment process

How will this module help my career?

The module is recognised as part of the military capability and acquisition FKSE (Functional Knowledge Skills and Experience) and is a prerequisite for a number of military posts. If you are a civil servant, the module 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 module will provide you with a working understanding of the process and lexicon the UK MOD use in the capability and acquisition arena. 

Restrictions and security

The course will be briefed at Official.

Before you attend

Complete Module 1

Can I attend this module?

This module is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This course is aimed at OF4s/C1s and OF3s/C2s. Applications from lower grades will be considered, but will be loaded on priority basis.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

There will be a formative assessment and multiple choice tests with immediate feedback.


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