Defence College of Technical Training: An MOD Case Study

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Case Study – Ministry of Defence.


For four years between 2009 and 2013 Colonel Garry Hearn, a serving army officer with over 35 years’ experience, was the principal of a large, then Defence College for Communications and Information Systems (renamed Defence School of CIS in 2012).

This was a multi-site college with over 1,000 staff, 600 of which were trainers providing staff with a range of courses. He now programme-manages the transformation of training and associated business areas for four schools within a college construct (akin to an academy).

In 2013 he was honoured with an OBE for his educational leadership in his role and is also a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).


L&D, Evolving Roles, Enhancing Skills, Case Study MOD (CIPD, 2015)


Stuart, R. & Overten, L. (2015) Case Study – Ministry of Defence. London: CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) in partnership with Towards Maturity.


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