TA PTI Course

#1
Does anybody know what is involved in the TA PTI course?

I.E. what fitness standards are involved, what theory is involved, how long it takes? Also, how often is it held?.

Grateful for any constructive advice, as am interested in doing the course.
 
#2
Pork_Pie said:
Grateful for any constructive advice.
Damn, thats me out.
 
#3
Theatreman said:
Pork_Pie said:
Grateful for any constructive advice.
Damn, thats me out.
OK, grateful for advice, constructive or otherwise (if humorous) :)

In the absence of comments re the TA course, can anybody give details of the regular one?
 
#4
The standards of a PTI are in accordance with ITD2 A, BPFA and CFT which you will find with your APTCI. However, the ASPT requires a PTI to set a standard of principle. Go there and be HOT! :twisted: Probably a little less constructive than what i ment. I. e When you have to do the entrance test dont go for the minimum points set higher goals.

If you want to do this course go to ASPT web site and it will have the info you need.

It is a course that will give you the fundamentals required to keep the British army fit and ready. So give it a go...if you dare!
 
#5
I have recently done the course and the standards are as follows:

BPFA: Pressups 50, sit ups 45, 1.5 mile in under 10.30.

CFT: 4 miles with 25kgs

The rest is just keeping fit with no injuries and passing the 2 exams, one on human anatomy an the other on all other aspects of the course.

hope this helps

Will
 
#6
megaspooner said:
I have recently done the course and the standards are as follows:

BPFA: Pressups 50, sit ups 45, 1.5 mile in under 10.30.

CFT: 4 miles with 25kgs

The rest is just keeping fit with no injuries and passing the 2 exams, one on human anatomy an the other on all other aspects of the course.

hope this helps

Will
Thanks Megaspooner.

I know somebody who did the course, and they told me that most people were easily under 9 mins for the run - did you find that? I also heard that the assault course is bad - doing it again & again, each taking it in turn to lead the group around it.
 
#7
My SPSI has just put a bid in for me to do this course, its over three weekends, I was under the impression that it was a 2 week course?
 
#8
That's disgraceful, on the regs course you have to achieve 09:30 or under as an in standard...It's all about personal pride! (In my day 1996, I ran a 07:42 in standard)
 
#9
Fatalbert said:
ITD2 A, BPFA Get with the 'now' please! ITDs have been referred to as MATTs (Military Anual Training Tests) for 2 years and the BPFA is no longer an 'A' (assessment) - it's a PFT (Personal Fitness Test).

It is a course that will give you the fundamentals required to keep the British army fit and ready. So give it a go...if you dare!
I dared so I must be tough, what's more - I 'dared' for longer than the 2-week TA effort which is probably why I am such a know it all!

.......................... and yes, I am bored!
 
#10
Don't forget the extra hold hair gel, self tan, moisturiser, mirror, spare mirror and several combs.

Practice saying in a non-gay way, 'three times round my beautiful body... GO!'
 
#11
sunray757 said:
Fatalbert said:
ITD2 A, BPFA Get with the 'now' please! ITDs have been referred to as MATTs (Military Anual Training Tests) for 2 years and the BPFA is no longer an 'A' (assessment) - it's a PFT (Personal Fitness Test).

It is a course that will give you the fundamentals required to keep the British army fit and ready. So give it a go...if you dare!
I dared so I must be tough, what's more - I 'dared' for longer than the 2-week TA effort which is probably why I am such a know it all!

.......................... and yes, I am bored!
Eh steady on, some of us have proper jobs you know! (Which is why I'm sat here on my Arrse)
 
#12
stroker said:
Eh steady on, some of us have proper jobs you know! (Which is why I'm sat here on my Arrse)
Hey pal,

Thought you'd dropped off the face of the planet!

Is all well?
 
#13
sunray757 said:
stroker said:
Eh steady on, some of us have proper jobs you know! (Which is why I'm sat here on my Arrse)
Hey pal,

Thought you'd dropped off the face of the planet!

Is all well?

Yeah baby! See your PM's for a new 'outing'.
 
#14
To re-use this thread.

My unit want me to do a TA PTI Course. Fine and dandy like.

But, for the TA PTI Basic do you have to do the Military Swim Test? I know it'll say on my joining instructions when I get them one day but I will need to practise my swimming for this! So earlier I know the better! Cheers
 

jmj

Old-Salt
#15
copper_knobblet said:
But, for the TA PTI Basic do you have to do the Military Swim Test? I know it'll say on my joining instructions when I get them one day but I will need to practise my swimming for this! So earlier I know the better! Cheers
Yes. You'll do a PFT (actually, it's not a PFT, as you'll be assessed on Male < 30 year standard regardless of age / sex), CFT (probably 8 miles with 25kg) and Swim Test.
There's almost certainly a Wiki entry with all this guff.
Info in this old thread is way out of date.

J
 
#16
Lincs10 said:
My SPSI has just put a bid in for me to do this course, its over three weekends, I was under the impression that it was a 2 week course?
Pretty sure the basic Class 3 course is still two weeks long. You then need to do 3 x weekend modules before you can apply for the Class 2 course.

I stand to be corrected.
 
#17
I have a friend who has recently done it.

The PFT is the standard army one.

The killer is apparently the lessons, where something like 8 of you have to take a 40 minute PT lesson (8 lessons in total).

By the time you get half way through everyone is tired out and it gets progressively harder for the next person to motivate the group when it is their turn to lead the lesson.

Brush up on your anatomy before you go and make sure you can swim in kit, have heard of one or two people getting RTUd for not being able to swim in kit.
 
#19
Emkay said:
I have a friend who has recently done it.

1. The PFT is the standard army one.

The killer is apparently the lessons, where something like 8 of you have to take a 40 minute PT lesson (8 lessons in total).

2.By the time you get half way through everyone is tired out and it gets progressively harder for the next person to motivate the group when it is their turn to lead the lesson.

Brush up on your anatomy before you go and make sure you can swim in kit, have heard of one or two people getting RTUd for not being able to swim in kit.
1. It is (numerous times around the 40m track at the school) only everyone, no matter what age has to do in the same time (which isn't that fast on Class 3 but gets faster for Class 2 and 1)

Serveral failed on my course, retested next day or day after I think. Similarly several failed the CFT (8 miler) again re-tested a day or so later. Others failed the MST, which is standard - jump in in combats (shirt and trouser) tread waterfor 2 mins, swim the length and get out unaided.

Pass those 3 elements first time and (save being found out as a PSI, injury/sickness, failing the 2 exams or being completely useless at taking lessons) and you're laughing.

2. It is tiring but none of the lessons are a beasting, it's the one taking the lesson who is under the DS's eye. Beastings do come but for f*** ups, not just for the sake of it.
 
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