Soldier Initial (Phase 1) Training
Initial Soldier Training is conducted at a number of sites around the country depending on your age and which bit of the Army you are joining.
All Standard Entry (over 17) infantry training is conducted by the School of Infantry at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick. It conducts combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 training for all infanteers on the 6-month Combat Infantryman's Course (CIC).
The rest of the Army is trained by the various units that make up the Initial Training Group (ITG). Three Army Training Regiments (ATRs) deliver Standard Entry (over 17) training at Pirbright and Winchester. In addition, Junior Soldiers (between 16 and 17.5) are trained at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.