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Learning Development Wing

Based at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick Garrison, the Learning Development Wing (LDW) provides language training to soldiers serving with the Brigade of Gurkhas. The bespoke courses delivered by the LDW equip Brigade officers and soldiers with either the English or Nepali language skills that they require in their field army units.

The Wing provides a well-resourced learning environment in which the students' confidence and skills can be developed.  

They are responsible for Gurkha Recruits English Package and Nepali Survival language for the Non Nepali Officers or SNCOs who are on permanent staff or seconded to the Gurkha units.

Study with the Wing is focused not only on improving students' career prospects, but also seeks to develop their understanding of the respective British or Nepali culture into which they have moved.

The courses on offer include:

  • Recruit English Program - an eight week course for Gurkha recruits.
  • Introductory, Basic and Survival Nepali Language Courses - courses for British military personnel varying between one and ten weeks in length.

The LDW also undertakes educational assessments during the annual Gurkha recruit selection process in Nepal.

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