Further training courses?

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Mr.Brown, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. Sorry if this is not the correct forum for this question. Anyway I was wondering what sort of training is available for personnel once they have completed recruit and occupational training and been assigned to a unit. A bloke I know who was in the Australian Army said he got to do two language courses (Timorese and Persian Farsy) and a Close Personal Protection course while he was serving as a Scout with 5/7 RAR (Mechanized). I was wondering if such options are available to personnel in the Combat Arms of the British Army?
    I'm especially interested in learning languages, and I can see why the Army would be happy to have bilingual soldiers.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. There are lots of career, trade and sport courses you can do through your Chain of Command once you are in your unit plus AT instructor courses when time permits. The AEC Army Education Centre in your garrison also run courses you can do in your own time and pace or at night like ECDL etc. If your going through training or about to start wait till your in your unit and speak to your boss on your 6 monthly appraisals and give your aspirations of what you would like to do in the future. There are lots of people pay to do OU and other longer courses, if you play it right you can reall benefit from extra education whilst in the Army.
    The close protection courses and other specialist courses will depend on what role and CEG you are doing.
  3. Excellent. Another question, if I may ask, is about UK A levels. Would it be possible for me to do them as a night school kind of thing? My scores in VCE (The Victorian equivalent) were rather good, but could have been better, and I was thinking that I could probably do a lot better once I've had some Army discipline whipped into me.
  4. Not too sure so best asking the AEC, but have known people to go back to night school colleges whilst serving or doing short courses whilst on leave.
  5. Cheers mate. It was just a thought, not a big deal if I can't. Like I said my marks here were pretty good anyway.