Video guide to AFC Harrogate
The Army Foundation College is located 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 taught, one is 49 weeks (including 8 weeks of holiday) and is for those joining the infantry, Royal Armoured Corps/Household Cavalry, Royal Artillery and some Royal Logistic Corps roles. The second course is 23 weeks long (including 3 weeks of holiday) and is for those joining courses with longer Phase 2 training; these are Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Army Medical Corps, Army Air Corps and some Royal Logistic Corps roles.
Those training here need to be aged between 16 years and 17 years and 5 months upon commencing training. The Pre-arrival information page contains a link to the holiday timetable for the Army Foundation College, this lists the term times, arrival dates, families' days and graduation parades between now and early 2013.