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Army College

There are two college options for students looking to join the Army. For future Officers, there's Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College based in Leicestershire; and for Regular Soldiers, the Army Foundation College, Harrogate is an entry-level college for Junior Soldiers.

AFC Harrogate

On parade at Harrogate

AFC Harrogate trains young people to become Junior Soldiers. They learn the qualities of being a soldier, as well as fieldcraft and survival skills.

Welbeck DSFC

Relaxing during exercises

Welbeck is the services’ residential sixth form college for officer applicants who wish to join the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or MOD Civil Service.

Hear from current students at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, and find out what it's really like to study as an Army student.

You can apply to join Welbeck from September, to start the following September. You'll need to in line for at least an A in GCSE maths and at least a B in physics / dual award science at GSCE (or equivalent), plus a C or above in English language.

As part of your education, you'll learn all the qualities of being a soldier, as well as field craft, survival skills and how to handle a weapon.
Plus you'll learn skills and gain civilian qualifications, have the chance to travel, play sports and get fit and make mates for life.

You need to be between 16 years and 17 years and 5 months when you start training.