Introduction to Commercial-Virtual - Introduction to Commercial-Virtual
23 Mar 21 - 25 Mar 21

Business Skills College
3 days - 0900-1530hrs

About this course

This course will teach you the fundamentals of policy and legislative frameworks surrounding commercial process.  It explains the legal elements of a contract and the use of approvals processes and business cases, competition stages, single source regulations and legal challenges.  It is set primarily in a MOD context and introduces the department’s contract purchasing and finance system, but against a broader backdrop of the roles and responsibilities of Civil Servant commercial officers that have wider applicability.

This is the virtual alternative to the current ITC classroom-based course delivered by the Business Skills College.

What you will learn

By the end of this course you will:
  • be able to identify legal elements of a contract and how they are related to a policy and regulatory framework
  • understand the principles of an approvals process and its supporting business cases, competition and single source contracting
  • understand the role of a commercial officer and their interaction with industry

How will this course help my career?

This course is recommended for MOD Commercial staff. It is strongly recommended that you complete within the first 3 months of joining the Commercial Function and no later than 6 months. 

It is strongly recommended that you read the Commercial Awareness Guide (available through the Commercial Toolkit) before attending the course. 

Before you attend

  • Prior to attending this course you will need to:
    ensure your personal HMRS account is up to date including a full work postal address and mail point
  • read the Commercial Awareness Guide
  • have access to Google Chrome on your work laptop or own personal device to access the virtual classroom

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

There is no assessment with this course.