" Join The Army

Army Officer Requirements UK

Army Officer Requirements. Every Regular British Army Officer (with the exception of professionally qualified officers, medical and legal personnel) will undergo exactly the same training.

The Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), regardless of the Corps or Regiment that he or she will ultimately serve with.

After they have commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, they will then undergo the specialist training that they are required to do before joining their unit and taking command of their soldiers.

1. Candidate expresses interest to an Army Careers Advisor (Officer)

2. Candidate attends a Familiarisation Visit with a Regiment or Corps with the aim of securing administrative sponsorship throughout the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB).

3. Candidate secures sponsorship and attends AOSB Briefing or candidate does not secure sponsorship resulting in his ACA(O) sponsoring him throughout the process.

4. Candidate is awarded a category (1-4) based on their performance. Category 4 candidates are deemed unsuitable; the individual reserves the right to appeal.

5. Candidate achieves a pass allowing the individual to attend the Commissioning Course at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

Candidates that fail to achieve a pass may attend the AOSB again after six months, however they may only attempt the AOSB twice.