Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Defence Acquisition Change Programme Upskilling - Launch Event

Defence Acquisition Change Programme Upskilling - Launch Event

Defence Academy hosted an official launch event in Main Building London on 8 July to mark the publication of the Guide to Acquisition Training and Education (GATE) version 2, new courses resulting from DACP Upskilling and dblearning’s new Go-Le@rn Mobile Learning Service.

Sir Ian Andrews 2nd PUS joined invited guests from across the wider acquisition community and gave a keynote speech in which he emphasised that in order to deliver the Defence vision, our people need shared values and top notch professional skills and acquisition knowledge.

Jonathan Lyle, Commandant of the Defence College of Management and Technology set out the progress which has been made over the past 2 years since the Jun 06 Enabling Acquisition Change report in terms of improving acquisition training and education. Significant developments included the setting up of DaLearning, the original GATE publication, and now this expanded version including all of the new courses and tube maps developed as part of DACP and DE&S upskilling.

A key feature of the new courses is to improve their flexibility and accessibility through blended learning and enhanced innovation – a point further underlined with the roll out of dblearning’s new Go-Le@rn mobile learning service.

Further information

Guide to Acquisition Training and Education (GATE)
The 2008/09 edition has been significantly expanded and captures the new acquisition courses developed under DACP and DE&S Upskilling. It also includes routes to acquiring internal/external qualifications, details of professional bodies and information about learning support tools. All enquiries about the GATE should be directed to Andy Gregory

DACP Upskilling
The new Training and Education is aimed at embedding TLCM, providing better enabling and professional skills for Commercial, Project and Programme Management and Logistics, and a broader Defence Acquisition Management Education Programme for those with longer term careers in acquisition. The new Training uses more innovative delivery methods allowing greater flexibility, and also introduces new blended learning and tools including electronic CPD log books and eBooks for reference materials. Further information on the new DACP Upskilling courses can be found www.dalearning.org.uk

Go-le@rn is a portal from which any member of MOD can download bite-size courses, podcasts and video clips to a variety of mobile devices – including mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants.

To access the service, a DELC account is needed www.delc.co.uk

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