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#1
Hi guys im rejoining the army, going rlc driver, i did want int corps but i havent got the qualifications, ive recently been learning russian and would like to continue it, would a lowly private from the rlc stand a chance of getting on the russian course at beaconsfield? Cheers in advance
 
#2
Very very unlikely, unfortunately.

The training is tied to role, so Russian places will be designated for the likes of Int Corps analysts, Electronic Warfare specialists, officers going to relevant staff jobs etc.

The days of doing a CC1 across the army to do a course and filling places with Tornado technicians, RLC drivers, infantrymen and anyone who fancied something different are gone.

In all honesty, its what you'd expect - the course is very hard and - at 18 months long - very expensive. It would be a waste not to restrict places to those with the very highest MLAT scores and education profile and a specific job to go to.
 
#3
Hi guys im rejoining the army, going rlc driver, i did want int corps but i havent got the qualifications, ive recently been learning russian and would like to continue it, would a lowly private from the rlc stand a chance of getting on the russian course at beaconsfield? Cheers in advance
So, why not get your bum off to college and spend a year, or two, getting the quals to get into the Int Corps? Get a few GCSE's/A level's, or even an HND and go back.

I did mature student study if you want to chat about it and some pointers PM me.
 
#4
Hi guys im rejoining the army, going rlc driver, i did want int corps but i havent got the qualifications, ive recently been learning russian and would like to continue it, would a lowly private from the rlc stand a chance of getting on the russian course at beaconsfield? Cheers in advance
I have a feeling DLS Beaconsfield is now a housing estate.
 
#6
Cheers for the heads up guys, i did think about going and redoing my gcse’s at college and aiming straight for int corps, but my reporting date for rejoining is imminent so i will have to look at other options
 
#7
When are GCSE retakes, novemeber aren't they? If it were me I would defer my entry, study like a b'stard, do the november exams, get the results and rejoin then. It will save you grief and effort in the future and get you into what you want.

Plan A does not always work, Plan B will get you the same result in a different way.
 
#9
There are free language resources here

Online Resources | Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Courtesy of the US Defence Language Institute.

Download vocab and MP3, they have some nice Android programme so you can pace out their ten week basic course on your device of choice.

If possible to mix that with a local evening class GCSE, you'll be rather handy with a unusual mix of civilian and military language.

Their Arabic is quite tidy, but I do not speak Russian can cannot comment on their dialect or accuracy of those resources.
 

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