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 The Joint Service Parachuting Scheme is delivered from dedicated centres both in the UK and overseas.

This is to meet the Adventurous Training Aim through the delivery of structured courses that seek to develop the requisite skills and techniques necessary to complete.

  • Static line descents
  • Freefall descents
  • Category 4 to 8 of the BPA's Category System
  • BPA A Licence and training towards Instructor awards
Examples of Parachuting courses on offer include:
  • Basic Freefall Parachute (BFP) - A 5-day course designed for either novice parachutists or those with very limited parachuting experience.
  • Intermediate Freefall Parachute (IFP) - A 10-day course for students that have already attained a BPA Category System rating and aspire to qualify further.
  • Advanced Freefall Parachute (AFP) - A 10-day course for students that are attempting to achieve their BPA A Licence and higher awards.
  • Basic Instructor Training Cadre (BIC) - a 10-day course designed to be undertaken by prospective parachute instructors from all 3 Services.
After successfully completing a course, students are awarded service qualifications. These equate to the British Parachute Association qualifications.

For more information, logon to Defence Intranet or use the contact us form.

Do you fancy having a go at Parachuting?

It's just one of the many exciting adventurous training opportunities offered to those in the Army.