On completion of Phase 2a training, Sappers commence their Phase 2b training. For most trades, this will mean artisan trade training at Chatham in Kent. Course lengths vary and can last up 53 weeks at the end of which Sappers will be posted their first Regiment. For some this will include further training as a paratrooper, commando or EOD specialist.
All successful graduates of their Phase 2b courses are awarded a Military Engineer Class 2 qualification for their particular trade.
The RSME promotes and supports through life learning and at some time in the future, most Sappers will have the opportunity to return to the RSME to further their trade training and in some cases gain additional military and civilian qualifications.