Defence Technical Training Change Programme (DTTCP)

The DefenceCollege of Technical Training (DCTT) delivers training and education toengineers and technicians from all three Services, at Schools located at BlandfordGarrison, MOD Lyneham, RAF Cosford, HMS SULTAN in Gosportand MOD St Athan.

The DefenceTechnical Training Change Programme (DTTCP) was established to take forward oneof the key outcomes from the Defence Training Review, the need to transform theway technical training is delivered to the Armed Forces. Now under the auspices of the DCTT, DTTCP is still seeking ways to rationalise the trainingestate in line with Defence objectives but has been refocused onto transformingthe way training is conducted in order to: reduce the military manpowerinvolved in the delivery of training; reduce the time taken for personnel to betrained; and maintain training to the standards required by all three Services.To date, the DTTCP has delivered the relocation of the Army’s REME trainingfrom Bordon and Arborfield to MOD Lyneham (the former RAF Lyneham which closedin December 2012). £230m has been spent building: new instructional facilities;a new medical and dental centre; a purpose-built gymnasium; new diningfacilities; and new single living accommodation. Additionally, some support buildings havebeen refurbished.


This work will be the business of the Estates Rationalisation Programme(ERP), formed in October 2015.

The DCTTdelivers its training at the following sites:

  • HMS SULTAN: the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) along with the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS, part of DSAE).
  • MOD Lyneham: the Defence School of of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) and the School of Army Aeronautical Engineering (SAAE, also part of DSAE).
  • RAF Cosford: the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE) including No 1 School of Technical Training, the Aeronautical Engineering and Management Training School and No 1 Radio School (part of DSCIS).
  • Blandford Garrison: the Defence School of Communications and Information Systems (DSCIS).
  • MOD St Athan: currently home to No 4 School of Technical Training (which is part of DSEME), although it is planned that this will relocate to RAF Cosford.

The futurelocation of the DSCIS is being assessed as part of the DIO’s Footprint Strategywork to establish a more effective use of the Defence estate in support ofMilitary capability. This will report during 2016.

Training Transformation

This workwill be the business of the Technical Training Transformation Programme (T3P).

The DTTCP isworking with the Defence Schools to ensure the future of the DCTT is flexible,affordable, modern and effective. Thiswill be achieved by:

  • Analysing, redesigning, converting, rescheduling and distributing training and education career pipeline courses;
  • Developing trainers to have the means to deliver effective, modernised, blended training solutions using the appropriate instructional and coaching methods enabled by suitable technology;
  • Designing a workforce blend that is cost effective without compromising the output standards of the student;
  • Providing the information and communication system architecture to support and facilitate the delivery of transformed training through a transitioned workforce.
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