About this course

The CAPAC ‘In-Service’ course examines the MOD’s capability, acquisition and financial management processes, and their application in the generation and sustainment of affordable and compliant force structures and capabilities.

The course is an interactive, online programme delivered by Cranfield University that brings together personnel employed in CAPAC management across the Defence Operating Model.

The course requires you to download and review pre-recorded lecture material from the Cranfield University Virtual Learning Environment each day and engage in live online seminars, tutorials and exercises hosted on Microsoft Teams to practise and consolidate skills and knowledge.

Each presentation has Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), which state what you should be able to do on completion. Achieving the ILOs will require you to reflect on the presentation content, consider the questions, follow up on references where necessary and raise any questions during the  exercises, seminars and tutorials so that learning is consolidated.

This course is free to all UK military and MOD civil servants.

Course NameDates
Capability and Acquisition-In Service06 Feb-03 Mar 23 (Four week alternate days delivery)
Capability and Acquisition-In Service17 Apr-12 May 23 (Four week alternate days delivery)
What you will learn

This course examines the end to end process from the planning at Strategic and Service Command level, the portfolio level decisions required to initiate change and direct the implementation of that change, to the activities of the enabling organisations and defence industry that deliver military capabilities to the front line and support them through life.

How this course will help your career

The CAPAC practitioner courses build on the learning acquired from the Capability and Acquisition fundamentals online training. Successful completion of this course will further develop your capability and acquisition knowledge and skills and set the foundation to become one of the next generation of leaders and managers that deliver military capabilities to the front line and support them through life.

Military students who successfully complete the course will be awarded the JPA CAPAC ‘awareness’ education competency. This training will facilitate progression to practitioner level and the opportunity for line managers to award of the FKSE ‘Practitioner’ competency through the annual reporting system.

Planned dates
  • 3rd October 2022
  • 9th January 2023
  • 6th February 2023
  • 17th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

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Who can attend this course
Military
MOD civil servants
Industry
Internationals

CAPAC practitioner courses are available to all UK military personnel and civil servants with limited experience in capability and acquisition.

The course is ideal for those working in support roles at FLCs and Project Teams as well as those involved in pan-DLOD generation of Capability through availability working groups.

This course is also suitable for personnel who are responsible for the generate and sustain functions of military capability in the FLCs and enabling organisations including DE&S and Defence Digital. This includes those generating Force Elements at Readiness and Sustainability with a focus on through life support of capability to deliver operational effect.

Before you attend

You are required to complete the online Defence Learning Environment (DLE) ‘Capability and  Acquisition Fundamentals’ (DLE code CAF) prior to attending any practitioner course.

You should familiarise yourselves with ‘How Defence Works’ available on the Gov.uk website.

Planned dates
  • 3rd October 2022
  • 9th January 2023
  • 6th February 2023
  • 17th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

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How the course will be taught
Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed

There is no exam associated with this course, although you will have many opportunities to try out some of the learning during syndicate workshops and tutorials. A certificate of attendance is issued upon course completion.

Planned dates
  • 3rd October 2022
  • 9th January 2023
  • 6th February 2023
  • 17th April 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest

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