THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST

Army officers are people who have ambitious goals. Whatever your background when you arrive, you'll all go on to have one thing in common: you will all receive the best leadership and management training in the world at Sandhurst.

JUNIOR TERM (14 WEEKS)

You'll learn the basic military skills and by the end, you'll have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of military leadership. There are three key exercises in Junior Term which focus on fieldcraft and tactics.
After this term, you'll spend two weeks on Adventurous Training, earning an Adventurous Training Qualification. This could be caving, skiing, paragliding, diving, sailing, mountaineering or canoeing.

INTERMEDIATE TERM (14 WEEKS)

This is the term when your focus changes. You will transition from only looking after yourself to being responsible for others.

Again, there are three exercises which focus on how you operate up to company level.

Once you've finished this term, you'll head off on a two week adventurous training exercise.

SENIOR TERM (14 WEEKS)

The final term sees you given more responsibility and you'll be expected to deal with increasingly complex scenarios as your skills are further refined ready for commissioning.
You'll go on three more field exercises (including one overseas), before commissioning as an officer in front of your friends and family.

ADVENTUROUS TRAINING

As an officer, you'll also get to take part in the Army's exciting programme of Adventurous Training, which is aimed at building not only your physical skills, but also leadership and team working abilities through activities like mountaineering, parachuting, skiing and diving.

 

ADVENTUROUS TRAINING

AFTER SANDHURST

You'll leave Sandhurst having commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and head off to join your Regiment or Corps, and command about 30 soldiers.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Sword of Honour is awarded to the Officer Cadet considered to be the finest of each commissioning course. It is awarded at the end of training and is usually presented by a senior member of the Royal family.