A Brief Overview of British Army Officer Selection and Training

Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the British Army’s officer selection and training process, as at November 2022. Initial Interest and Local Recruitment Centre Army Officer recruitment is undertaken in partnership with Capita. Once an Individual has registered their initial interest, Officer selection begins with a formal interview at a local recruitment centre.… Read More


What is the Pre-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – Phase A and B?

Introduction Pre-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Phase A (Pre-RMAS Phase A) prepares international students for the challenges they will face as officer cadets at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Pre-RMAS Phase B is a mandatory course for all international cadets entering the Regular Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Location and Delivery Phase A and… Read More

Female First for Sandhurst

A trio of Servicewomen became the first female officer cadets from their respective countries to pass out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). Chuki Wangmo from Bhutan, Firushana Thaufeeq from Maldives and Midya Masti from the Peshmerga Force of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq walked up the iconic steps of Old College at the end… Read More

What is the Brigade Commanders’ Programme (NATO Only ) Course?

Aim of the Course To revise and update selected commanders in appropriate tactical doctrine and combined arms tactics in order to prepare them for brigade command. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Limited to NATO brigade commanders and their artillery, engineer and logistics equivalent on the staff. Approximately 8-10 senior officers attend each course. IELTS Level… Read More

Cayman Regiment Officers Train at RMAS

Officer cadets from the newly formed Cayman Islands Regiment have graduated from the short commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The five Service personnel were set to complete the gruelling eight-week package in August, becoming the first to commission into the home defence force of the British Overseas Territory. Commanded by former… Read More

What is the Commanding Officer’s Designate Course?

What is the Commanding Officer’s Designate Course? The British Army’s Commanding Officer’s Designate Course (CODC) is designed for commissioned appointed as Commanding Officers (CO’s). Where is it Delivered? The CODC is delivered at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). How Long is the CODC? The CODC takes place over two weeks, encompassing a nine-day syllabus… Read More

Soldiers Probe & Look For…

“The soldiers probed endlessly for weaknesses among their leaders, but they responded to an officer who was assured enough in his authority to be willing to explain why such and such a thing must be done. Professionalism also commanded respect. The soldiers admired an officer who knew his business, who established a clear understanding of… Read More