What is the All Arms Basic Drill Instructor Course?

Aim of the Course

To teach junior non commissioned officers (NCOs) to become drill instructors in their unit or at a training establishment.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • NCO or Warrant Officer.
  • IELTS Level 5.


Two (2) weeks, with two (2) courses per year.


School of Infantry Catterick.

Outline of Course

  • All aspects of foot and arms drill.
  • Method of instruction.
  • Teaching practices.

This course is designed to teach overseas students and Warrant Officers/Non Commissioned Officers of the reserve forces all that they require to teach drill to recruits and trained soldiers. This is a high intensity course on which the students will be required to work extremely hard. Those nominated should be well motivated. Students should arrive with medical certificate from their doctor to state they are medically fit to undertake an arduous course.

Qualifications Gained


Can attend the All Arms Advanced Drill Instructor Course.


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