Educational & Training Services Officer

Adjutant General’s Corps

At a glance

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Become a specialist in military education and training, developing Soldiers and Officers of all ranks. Officers of the Educational and Training Service (ETS) deliver education, design training and provide cultural skills.

  • £31,305The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £37,425Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 21 years & 0 months to 28 years & 11 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details
ETS officers on the ranges

Being in the ETS has enabled me to work with all parts of the Army in countries and continents around the world, from developing Soldiers in the classroom, to providing cultural and linguistic support to front line soldiers on operations.

Capt Will Chapman

The ETS’s three main roles are the delivery of military education, the design of military training, and developing the cultural and linguistic requirements of the Army. Officers teach Soldiers in the UK as well as educating troops from allied forces. They ensure the development of Soldiers throughout their career and ensure the British Army’s reputation for training remains world-leading.

Officers and Soldiers of the AGC offer support to The Army in many forms, from training and administration, to personnel support to policing.

The ETS is a branch of the Adjutant General’s Corps, also containing the SPS, RMP, MPS, ALS and MPGS. Each Branch of the Corps is supported by the others but each has its own regimental role, traditions and ethos.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Develop Soldiers and officers from across all ranks and cap badges

  • Support future commanders and unlock their leadership potential

  • Develop future Army training ensuring the Army is ready for its next challenge

  • Be an expert in the delivery of training of your chosen subject matter

  • Study for fully-funded MSc programmes

  • Support the Army’s understanding of language and culture

  • Enjoy posting opportunities across the UK and abroad

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Learning & Development Officer

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 21 years & 0 months to 28 years & 11 months

  • Qualifications:

    • 72 UCAS Points from at least two A-level, or Scottish Higher, passes.

    • 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from seven GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C/4, Scottish National C, in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).

    • A Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in any subject.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 8.07

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
You begin with Officer training by enrolling on the Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which lasts 44 weeks. You learn what’s expected of a British Army Officer and how to lead Soldiers on and off the battlefield.

Step 2
Upon completion of the Commissioning Course you will attend the ETS Branch Training course at Worthy Down near Winchester. During this course you begin the PGCE programme, which is the first step towards gaining an MSc. During this course you will develop the skills required to deliver education and training to Soldiers, both at home and deployed. You will also continue to develop leadership skills and fitness.

Qualifications you could get after training

Funded qualifications you can get after training

  • Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

  • MSc in Education (Practice and Innovation)

  • Certificate English Language Teaching of Adults (CELTA)

  • Defence qualifications in culture, language and media

Pay & benefits

You'll earn £31,305 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £37,425 a year.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll have an interview with a recruiter, who will talk to you about the corps that you would like to join. You'll have the chance to learn more about your chosen corps, although you won't make your final decision until you're in training at Sandhurst.

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