PTI vs PT Core

#1
Can anybody explain the differences of joining the PT Corp over doing say the PTI's course?

What are the advantages, disadvantages etc. Would you still go on tour if you transferred to the RAPTC.
 
#4
To be helpful to the OP. You cannot join the RAPTC without first attending the basic PTI course and working your way up.
 
#5
My bad...I thought when referring to it as 'Core' it was spelt that way and spelt Corp when referring to it as Royal Army Training Corps.

Yes I'm aware the basic PTI course must be completed before joining the 'PT Corp', but how do the roles differ?
 
#6
Don't do it unless you're proficient in swimming, or the pool and mirror ambush is gonna get you.
 
#7
I feel intellectually you seem to be very suited to taking the PTI course and aspiring to progressing to the Corps. Jog on!
 
#8
PTI's for the most part will continue their normal jobs and take their respective Coy/Sqn lads on PT.

A RAPTCI will be permanetly based in the gym constantly organising sports events and regimental training programs.
 

Drivers_lag

On ROPS
On ROPs
#10
My bad...I thought when referring to it as 'Core' it was spelt that way and spelt Corp when referring to it as Royal Army Training Corps.

Yes I'm aware the basic PTI course must be completed before joining the 'PT Corp', but how do the roles differ?
What in the name of God are you on about?
 
#12
PTI's for the most part will continue their normal jobs and take their respective Coy/Sqn lads on PT.

A RAPTCI will be permanetly based in the gym constantly organising sports events and regimental training programs.
Why can't a unit PTI the job and get rid of a corps?

Just have a school and a Dir Def PT
 

Drivers_lag

On ROPS
On ROPs
#13
Why can't a unit PTI the job and get rid of a corps?

Just have a school and a Dir Def PT
Because unit PTI's do the day to day stuff. Corps guys do the other stuff like figuring out training strategies, equipping gyms and training PTI's

If unit PTI's did that, then they would have to be administered accordingly and lo and behold, they would become a corps in all but name.
 
#15
Because unit PTI's do the day to day stuff. Corps guys do the other stuff like figuring out training strategies, equipping gyms and training PTI's

If unit PTI's did that, then they would have to be administered accordingly and lo and behold, they would become a corps in all but name.

Remind me of the army as a learning organisation thread

PTIs at unit level report to COs

PTIs running gyms to be an any corps appointment at barracks/establishment/unit level reporting to barrack/establishment/unit CO

A PT cell (headed by say a Colonel) reporting to a suitable directorate at army level (eg training, personnel, force generation). The relevant training establishment reports into it. Alternatively, add a few SOs, go up a rank and some admin staff, and the training establishment becomes a HQ/training establishment. Advantage all the SMEs and centre of excellent in 1 place
 
Last edited:
#16
Remind me of the army as a learning organisation thread

PTIs at unit level report to COs

PTIs running gyms to be an any corps appointment at barracks/establishment/unit level reporting to barrack/establishment/unit CO

A PT cell (headed by say a Colonel) reporting to a suitable directorate at army level (eg training, personnel, force generation)
This is heresy, next you'll be wanting to abolish the SASC or even Kent Police and that way lies anarchy and ruin.
 
#18
Remind me of the army as a learning organisation thread

PTIs at unit level report to COs

PTIs running gyms to be an any corps appointment at barracks/establishment/unit level reporting to barrack/establishment/unit CO

A PT cell (headed by say a Colonel) reporting to a suitable directorate at army level (eg training, personnel, force generation). The relevant training establishment reports into it. Alternatively, add a few SOs, go up a rank and some admin staff, and the training establishment becomes a HQ/training establishment. Advantage all the SMEs and centre of excellent in 1 place
You get that is pretty much what we currently have? You have just phrased it differently and not called the senior bit the APTC.
 
#19
You get that is pretty much what we currently have? You have just phrased it differently and not called the senior bit the APTC.
But saved money:
- possible lower rank profile
- no separate corps stable belts, cap badges, etc
- no corps level HQ (and associated hangers on honours with different uniforms etc)
 
#20
But saved money:
- possible lower rank profile
- no separate corps stable belts, cap badges, etc
- no corps level HQ (and associated hangers on honours with different uniforms etc)
Done properly having an APTC capbadge is not that expensive and helps build espirit de corps. Soldiers will still need to wear a stable belt of some sort so where exactly do you think you have saved money? The cost of these things being designed every once in a while maybe but that's about it.
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Top