Army: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) total number of available regular training places and (b) number of such places that have been filled at (i) ITC Catterick, (ii) ATC Pirbright, (iii) ATC Winchester, (iv) ATC Harrogate and (v) RMAS in each of the last 24 months, broken down by course.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The intake for Sandhurst Officer Commissioning Courses (CC) over the last 24 months is shown below.

Financial Year of Start

Regular CC

Start of Course

UK Officer Cadets Starting

2015-16

CC153

September 2015

215

2015-16

CC161

January 2016

160

2016-17

CC162

May 2016

170

2016-17

CC163

September 2016

210

2016-17

CC171

January 2017

195

2017-18

CC172

May 2017

210

The maximum capacity of a single Commissioning Course is 270. This figure relates only to course capacity and does not represent the Army’s intake requirement for Officers.

Data in the table above have been taken from management information and are single service estimates, not official defence statistics.

For Other Ranks further time is required to collate and validate course data. I will write once work is complete and place a copy in the Library of the House.

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