Junior Soldier Training

Army Foundation College, Harrogate

At the Army Foundation College (AFC), Harrogate we get 16 and 17 year olds ready for a career in the British Army. We can help you get the military skills, fitness and education that you need for a great start in whichever part of the Army that suits you - while you earn a good wage and make friends for life.

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Military Skills

From outdoor survival to handling and firing weapons, you'll get the same training as everyone who joins the British Army.



Whatever qualifications you've got, we'll help you improve your English, Maths and computer skills.


Sport & Fitness

Build your strength and stamina by running, swimming, and tackling obstacle courses, plus take part in sports and Adventurous Training.

Graduation at Army Foundation College in Harrogate

Army Foundation College Open Day - Watch On-Demand

Watch our latest Junior Soldier virtual open day on-demand now. Hear from the college staff, and current Junior Soldiers and see the questions asked about life at the college.

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Free time

Downtime is important, so you'll usually have space in the evenings and at the weekends to relax. There are places to hang out and a shop.


As well as a large gym and 25m pool, AFC Harrogate offers an indoor climbing wall, pitches for football and rugby and basketball courts.


When you start you'll get about £800 a month - that's yours to spend or save, This will go up after six months to around £1,000 a month.

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