Army: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall pass rates were for the British Army personal fitness assessment in each of the last five years.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The percentage of trained personnel who achieved the target level, against the total number who took the Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA), can be found below for each of the last five years. Those who failed the assessment would have been supported with a personal fitness plan.

Training Year

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Pass Rate Regular (%)

98

97

96

95

95

Pass Rate Reserve (%)

80

80

76

70

71

Notes/Caveats:

  1. Figures are a Single Service estimate and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics
  2. Figures include Officers and Other Ranks (Regulars and Reserves) who took the PFA.

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