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Phase One (Bravo)

The two-week Phase One (Bravo) course at ATC Pirbright is designed to be the climax of an Army Reserve recruit’s training. He or she is considered a trained soldier after completing their TSC(B) course.

All Army Reserve soldiers complete basic training. For Regional Units, training is completed in two parts:
six modular Trained Soldier Course (Alpha) (TSC(A)) weekends at a Regional Training Centre
followed by this two-week Phase One (Bravo) in which recruits are trained and mentored by expert Regular Army staff

Basic training is designed to teach everything an Army Reserve recruit needs to know to become an effective soldier and fulfil their role within the Army Reserve – from military terminology, drill and how to wear uniform, to physical fitness, weapon handling, first aid, field craft and map reading. The course is intense, challenging and enjoyable. It concludes – for those who pass – with a prestigious Passing Out Parade in front of family, friends and unit representatives.

ATC Pirbright’s instructors are selected and trained for this role, and are of the highest calibre. Their primary task is to lead recruits through the training and help them pass all aspects of the course. Attendees on the course must be prepared to work hard – but they are not tested on anything that is not taught.

If you are due to attend a Phase One (Bravo) at ATC Pirbright you’ll want to know where to go and what kit to bring. You can find more information about this on the 'Pre-arrival information' page and in the 'Information and kit list for Army Reserve recruits coming to Phase One (Bravo) at ATC Pirbright' document.