Trained Soldier Course (Bravo)
The two week Trained Soldier Course (Bravo) (TSC(B)) is designed to be the climax of a Territorial Army recruit's training. He or she is considered a trained soldier upon completion. This course is run at ATC Pirbright.
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All Territorial Army (TA) soldiers complete basic training. For Regional Units, training is completed in 2 parts: 6 modular Trained Soldier Course (Alpha) (TSC(A)) weekends at a Regional Training Centre followed by this 2-week Trained Soldier Course (Bravo) (TSC(B)), in which Soldiers Under Training (SUT) are trained and mentored by expert Regular Army staff.
Basic training is designed to teach everything a TA SUT will need to know to become an effective soldier and fulfil their role within the TA - from military terminology, drill and how to wear uniform, to physical fitness, weapon handling, first aid, fieldcraft and map reading. The course is intense, challenging and enjoyable. It concludes - for those who pass - with a prestigious passing-out parade in front of family, friends and unit representatives.
The ATC Pirbright instructors are of the highest calibre and have been selected and trained for this role. Their primary task is to lead SUTs through the training and assist them with passing all aspects of the course. Attendees on the course must be prepared to work hard - but they are not tested on anything that is not taught.
If you are due to attend the Trained Soldier Course (Bravo) at ATC Pirbright you will want to know where to go and what kit to bring. More information can be found on the Pre-arrival Information page and in the Information and kit list for TA SUTs coming to TSC(B) at ATC Pirbright.