Training to be a Soldier

Basic Training is the first step on your Army journey and is a 13-week course. Your training will be delivered by the Soldier Academy and delivered by highly engaged and professional trainers who's aim is to unlock your potential, inspire direction, instil the ambition to serve, and embed the Army's core values and standards.

You will learn to live and operate in the field on exercise, first aid and how to use a rifle. Plus, you'll work on your health and fitness levels. At the end you'll pass out with your friends in front of your family.

Where will you train?

What’s it like?

Get behind the scenes of training by watching Civilian to Soldier, created by one of the team at the Initial Training Centre, Catterick. The series breaks down the training into week by week blocks, so you can see exactly what to expect when you head off to start your Army career.