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On successful completion of the Army Selection and Military Skills Courses the compulsory Training Process for entry into 63 (UKSF) Signal Squadron follows four stages, outlined below. There are two intakes per year, scheduled for summer and winter. Aptitude and continuation training for potential mobilisation can take up to between 18 to 24 months.

Assessment Course

On completion of the Pre-Assessment Training candidates complete the Assessment Course over a period of three weekends normally carried out within a two month period. The aim of this course is to determine each candidate's suitability for employment within the UKSF Group and aptitude for further training.

Weekly training evenings will continue over this period. Assessment training will focus on the development of the candidate's individual skills, knowledge and physical fitness, while assessing their performance against the eligibility criteria for employment with the UKSF Group.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they are able to operate effectively when physically and mentally stressed and under time pressure; absorb and use complex information when fatigued; navigate over unfamiliar terrain; complete an 8 mile speed-march in 2 hours carrying 15 kg of equipment.

Candidates will be expected to study and do physical training in their own time over the period of the course.

Further Training Opportunities

Further opportunities for more advanced training exist for soldiers who achieve Fit for Mobilisation status. This includes regular army qualifications.

Opportunities also exist for Adventure Training including skiing, mountain climbing, sailing and sports endurance events for which individuals can also gain military and civilian qualifications.


To request more information and to apply for service with 63 (UKSF) Signal Squadron contact:

0800 163 925
Other areas: Call for details of your nearest detachment.
e-mail for all areas: sfsignals@armymail.co.uk

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