Successful delivery of Defence Policy to Capability for Defence Academy

12 February 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

The aim of the DP2C was to understand the higher management of defence and analyse the principles behind the translation of policy into military capabilities within a resource envelop and risk appetite. 

After three weeks of intense training, Defence Policy to Capability (DP2C) drew to a close having been successfully delivered at Defence Academy.

This course is suited to middle or senior managers in the defence industry sector with the intension of providing delegates with a broad comprehension of the policy to capability continuum.

Angela Clifford, Marketing Manager said:

“Having successfully delivered the DP2C we are delighted to announce that the next course will take place in early 2020. The cost of the course will be £3,126 with award holders of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme receiving a discount.” 

This course, delivered through a combination of pre-reading, lectures with key-note speakers, practical exercises and syndicate room discussions with the aim to bring together learning, sharing of experiences and time for personal reflection.

Delegate, Mike Nayler, Director, UK Defence, Dell Technologies said:

“The mix of academic analysis, long-standing military experience and collective brain power of over 300 of the world’s finest command level officers, left me hugely impressed at the investment that the UK and its allies makes and gives a clear indication as to why the UK’s military is seen as punching so far above its weight in all aspects of the way it goes about its business.

The module that industry participants join (Defence Policy to Capability) proved very instructive for me and all the other representatives from the defence industry. I certainly developed a much greater understanding of the incredibly thorough process that the MOD follows in progressing from defence policy through to acquiring the capabilities it needs to deliver on those policies. As with all complex organisations, this was both reassuringly thorough and at times frustratingly detailed.” 

The next DP2C is due to take place from 20th January 2020 to 7th February 2020.

Angela Clifford added:

“To register your interest for the next DP2C, visit Defence Policy to Capability or alternatively you can email We also offer full board for the duration of the course.”

And finally from Mike:

“I would strongly recommend other members of industry who are involved in contracting with UK military / MOD to send representatives on to this course. I came away with a much greater appreciation of how and why decisions are made and where I and my company can more effectively engage in that process. I am extremely grateful to the Defence Academy and to Dell Technologies for the opportunity to take part in the DP2C module and am sure the engagement between military and industry will have significantly informed both communities for the greater benefit of UK defence.”

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