The Capability and Acquisition courses are undergoing redevelopment and these courses are subject to change.  If this is the case you will be contacted and signposted to alternative courses.
  The Capability and Acquisition Series is a practitioner level course providing you with an awareness of how UK MOD undertakes the end to end process of sourcing and supporting new and existing military capability. The course will provide you with the practitioner level skills (with relevant experience) to undertake the task.

Capability and Acquisition Requirements Management is a short course from the Capability and Acquisition Series.

The aim of the course is to provide training for MOD staff (military and civilian) who have a role as a Requirements Manager (RM). This training should facilitate progression to practitioner-level and focus on the understanding, tools, techniques and principles on how to develop, deliver, test, analysis and manage a coherent and robust requirement, which are themselves an essential element of delivering military capability to the frontline commands

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 07 - 09 Feb 2022
    • 20 - 23 Jun 2022
  • Duration3 days
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost


    Concessions available

Course structure

Classroom based

What you will learn

This module will enable you to analyse and evaluate:
  • the role, activities, timing of activities and the responsibility of a RM within the different stages of the existing Requirements and Acceptance Process and how this output is used within the review and approval processes 
  • how to influence, detail, shape and communicate all aspects of requirement development / acceptance management activity
  • how utilising tools, techniques and approaches) to capture / develop both functional and non-functional requirements (including how to set priorities) to support informed decision making within Defence and capability trade off options 
  • the importance, utility and exploitation opportunities from the documentation, tools and techniques needed / available within the requirements and acceptance management process
  • why, where and how the acceptance activities and progressive acceptance need to be embedded and undertaken as an integral part of the requirement management process 
  • the RM’s role and interaction (inputs / outputs) with Cmd Capability staff, Delivery Agent and end user during the acquisition phase(s) of the programme / project lifecycle

Who should attend

This course is a prerequisite for a number of military posts and is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.

  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)
If you are a civil servant, the course 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 course will provide you with a working understanding of the process and lexicon the UK MOD use in the Capability and Acquisition arena. 
The course is recognised as part of the military Capability and Acquisition FKSE (Functional Knowledge Skills and Experience).



A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

Before you attend you need to have read How Defence Works and undertake one of the following:
  • Navy – link via DLE to Navy Acquisition System Awareness eLearning v1.0, hosted on the  DLE under courses
  • RAF – link via DLE to Air Acquisition Awareness training hosted on the DLE, under schools / RAF / COS Cap
  • Army – link via DLE to Acquisition System Awareness ELearning hosted on the DLE, under schools / Army / Army Intelligent Customer / ELearning

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.