Changes to Line Management Training

28 September 2018 / Categories: DA News and Events

In response to the 2017 People Survey Civilian HR have started to review the overall learning offer related to line management. 

Working collaboratively with the Defence Academy, Civilian HR are designing a new line management learning product for 2019 and in doing so they are removing elements that you have told them are no longer valid, current or relevant and including new elements where the requirement has been clearly evidenced.  They are, of course, retaining elements that have proven to be of high value.
The Managing Civilian Staff (MCS) Course and the New to Managing People (NMP) Course will ultimately be replaced by this new learning offer. However, as an interim measure, three mass-delivery (circa 80-100 delegates per course) MCS courses have been scheduled in Oct 18, Nov 18 and Dec 18 – a fourth, planned for Jan 19, will run if there is sufficient demand. Details are now available by visiting for self-enrolment. This is an interim measure pending the successful design, pilot and delivery of the new product in Spring 2019.
The NMP course has been completely withdrawn from delivery for the remainder of Financial Training Year (FTY) 18-19 to generate the capacity to develop the new learning product.
Every delegate who was enrolled on an the existing MCS or NMP course should have been notified of the cancellation and will have been removed. If you wish to self-enrol on the mass-delivery MCS courses detailed above, visit for further details. The Defence Academy does not operate a wait-list for either MCS or  NMP.
The new courses will be developed through engagement with stakeholders right across Defence to ensure that we have the widest perspective available, and we are meeting your needs and those of the Department.
Please continue to visit for further details and updates. If you have any questions, please contact 
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