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NATO Concept Development and Experimentation Course

Conducted by COSEC


Provide Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) practitioners with the NATO programmatic approach to NATO CD&E.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1) or Distributed Learning (2)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises & Evaluation
Area: CD - NATO Concept Development
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.327
ETOC Code: ETE-CD-31371

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M7-51-A-24 20 - 24 May 24 Contact POC
M7-51-B-24 30 Sep 24 - 04 Oct 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

Comprehend Concept Development Process: Given references, the student will be able to participate in a CD&E working group in the development of an initial plan and detailed concept document.

Test the Concept: Given references, the student will be able to work with an experimentation team in refining a concept using a valid experimental set up, determine the conditions for a “valid” experiment, set up an experimentation team, execute the experiment, and refine a concept based on results of the experimentation.

Connect the Concept Development & Experimentation with Capability Development Process: Given references, the student will be able to determine the CD&E inputs required for the capability development process.

Course Participants

Rank Level: Military Rank level OF2 - OF5 and Civilian equivalents, open to students from NATO, PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue nations and other nations as approved by NATO.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Prerequisite Courses

Code Name
ADL201 Concept Development & Experimentation


This one-week course is an externally-supported program of instruction, delivered by CD&E experts/instructors within ACT. It is conducted using the following methods of instruction:
a. Students gain basic knowledge of key principles of NATO CD&E via the prerequisite ADL Course.
i. Interactive Lectures (50%),
ii. Problem based learning including facilitated small group - syndicate work (40%) and
iii. Moderated learning journal reflections (10%).

Further Information


Compulsory completion of ACT ADL Module 201 (Concept Development & Experiementation) by providing a 'Certificate of Completion' to the Course Director on Day 1 of the resident course.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

Code Name