Our Military Preparation Course will ensure you are ready for the recruitment, selection and Phase 1 Training process for your chosen career in the Armed Forces.

Our Military Preparation Course aims to prepare young people for the challenges of the selection process to allow a smoother transition into Phase One Training.

The Course

All of our Military Preparation Courses are delivered at Army Reserve Centres, 3 days per week, between Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm.

The course is a roll on/roll off course for young people ages 16-24 who aspire to join the Royal Navy, British Army or RAF.

The course is fully funded by the government and all kit and equipment is provided once the learner has been signed up to the provision. The duration of the course is tailored to each individual and dependent upon their requirements will enable them to train to a standard to pass selection in their chosen area of the Armed Forces.

What you will study

In preparation for joining the Armed Forces it is important that you are not only physically prepared in your fitness but also mentally prepared for the recruitment and selection process.

Hear for yourself what our learners have to say…

Physical Training

Physical Training (PT) is conducted every day on the course with a range of military style PT and other sessions that will prepare you for your assessment and Phase 1 Training.




Our tutors are all ex-military with years of experience to share.
What learners say

Jamie Hart

The course and the tutors have helped me improve my fitness and knowledge of the military to help prepare me for phase 1 training. I would definitley recommend this course to anyone.

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82% of the young people that complete our Military Preparation Course start a career with the Armed Forces.
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