This course is part of a suite of three environmental courses to aid MOD environmental officers and staff become practitioners in environmental management.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration2 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£700 MOD funded places available

Course structure

The sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition course is delivered over two days starting at approximately 09:00 AM and finishing at approximately 17:00 PM. The course is delivered through a combination of presentations and interactive workshops which aim to provide core knowledge and deeper learning.

What you will learn

Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition is a two-day introduction to sustainable development, and the MOD’s approach to integrating sustainable development in acquisition. The course covers a brief history of sustainable development, case studies of good sustainable practice, and practical tools to aid implementation of sustainable procurement and sustainable business within the MOD.  The course aims to assist delegates with the MOD’s commitment to deliver Sustainable Development within Defence  Acquisition.

By the end of the package/course delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the key challenges of Sustainable Development in defence
  • Identify discipline boundaries to pursue Sustainable Development
  • Be aware of the potential strategies to maximise benefits and  minimise or mitigate potential adverse impacts of defence activities
  • Identify potential challenges, risks and impacts

Core content

  • Definition of sustainable development
  • History of sustainable development
  • Accountability and ethics in business and organisations
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Tools such as the sustainability appraisal and the Sustainable Procurement Assessment of Risk (SPAR)
  • Multiple choice and short essay question exam

Who should attend

This course is aimed at MOD personnel who have a responsibility for sustainable development or environmental management in defence acquisition e.g. environmental officers and managers.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

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