ARMY CAREER PREPARATION COURSE
SCQF Level 4
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview
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This fast-paced 18-week course will prepare you for the interview and recruitment selection process at the Army Development Selection Centre and a career in the British Army. During this course you will develop a good level of fitness, undergo assessments and establish personal progression towards a career in the armed forces. The course will give you the opportunity to attend information briefings with visits to various military establishments to find out about the employment opportunities you can pursue at the Regiments and Corps. Edinburgh College has vital industry connections and this course includes the exciting opportunity of a one-week military residential experience at Castlelaw Farm in the Pentland Hills. Prior to the course starting you will attend an interview at the Granton Campus to confirm your eligibility for service in the Armed Forces. To succeed on this course you will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed. 
What You Will Learn
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  • Personal Development
  • Swimming and Resistance Training 
  • Develop a Good Level of Fitness 
  • Communication and Teams Skills  
  • How to Manage your Own Personal Progression 
Where appropriate you may study essential skills such as: 

  • Communication 
  • ICT 
  • Numeracy 
  • Working with Others
  • Problem Solving
Placement Information
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  • You will attend a one weeklong military residential and gain a hands-on insight into the Army. 
Entry Requirements
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  • Although there are no formal qualifications required you will be expected to meet the eligibility criteria for entry into the British Armed Forces 
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be continually assessed to establish your personal fitness and progression and your ability to meet the requirements of the army selection/entry criteria. 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • You will be invited to attend an interview that will take place at both the Armed Forces Careers Office and at Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus 
  • You will be assessed on your attitude and aptitude during the interview process 
  • This may include practical and physically challenging activities as well as teamwork and communication skills 
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Fast Track to Exercise and Fitness  
  • Fast Track to Sport and Exercise  
  • NC Sport and Fitness at SCQF Level 4  
  • NQ Exercise and Fitness  
  • SVQ Sports Activity Leadership 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • The ultimate aim of the course is to get you ready to access a career in the Army 
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 5 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 31/08/2020
End Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 22/01/2021
Course Delivery
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