Initial and Subsequent Trade Training

ITC Catterick

ITC Catterick

Infantry Training Centre Catterick (ITC Catterick) trains all the Army’s infantrymen, producing some of the best infantry soldiers in the world.


Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming

The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming (ASBM&HD) offers courses in piping and drumming at all levels for members of any Regular Regiment in the Army that has pipes and drums.

Additionally we provide support to community engagement and recruiting events, as well as monitoring the standards of each unit’s pipes and drums.

Co-ordination of all joint events involving pipes and drums (such as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) is also undertaken at ASBM&HD.


Army School of Ceremonial

The Army School of Ceremonial (ASC) includes the Drumming Wing and the All Arms Drill Wing.

  • The Drumming Wing teaches musical skills from scratch.
  • The All Arms Drill Wing runs courses covering drill for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and senior NCOs.

The ASC has a purpose-built drill square and comfortable mess accommodation for all students, including public rooms in Scotton Hall for Drill Wing students.


Parachute Training Support Unit

The Parachute Training Support Unit (PTSU) is based at Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

PTSU has a long-established relationship with the RAF’s No 1 Parachute Training School. We provide support for students of all ranks, and support RAF Instructors to enable courses to be conducted smoothly. This allows both students and instructors to concentrate fully on the main objective – that of producing trained military parachutists for operations.


Pegasus Company

Pegasus Company (P Coy) runs Pre-Parachute Selection (PPS) courses for both Regular Army and Army Reserve personnel. All officers and soldiers who want to serve with Airborne Forces must attend PPS with P Coy.

P Coy’s mission is to test physical fitness, determination and mental robustness, under conditions of stress, to determine whether an individual has the self-discipline and motivation required for service with Airborne Forces. PPS is both physically and mentally demanding. Candidates can expect to be pushed to their limits and beyond.

The prize, for those who are successful, is the award of the coveted maroon beret and the opportunity to go on to conduct the Basic Parachute Course at RAF Brize Norton.