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AFC Harrogate

The Army Foundation College (AFC) is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and trains young people to become Junior Soldiers for the various Corps and Regiments of the Army.

There are two courses:

  • a 49-week course (including eight weeks holiday) for those joining the infantry, Royal Armoured Corps/Household Cavalry, Royal Artillery and some Royal Logistic Corps roles
  • a 23-week course (including three weeks holiday) for those joining courses with longer Phase 2 training – these are Royal Electronic and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Army Medical Corps, Army Air Corps and some Royal Logistic Corps roles

Students must be aged between 16 years and 17 years and 5 months when they start training. See the Pre-arrival information page for a link to the holiday timetable for the AFC – this lists the term times, arrival dates, families’ days and graduation parades.

A guide to AFC Harrogate