Royal Military Academy



The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their fellow soldiers. During training, all officer cadets learn to live by the academy’s motto: ‘Serve to Lead’.

Other Nations choose to send their personnel to RMAS for Officer training because it is recognised as a world leading military training academy.

Officer Training

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the home of the British Army Officer. Whether Regular, Reserve or a Professionally Qualified Officer, all will undertake their training here. 

Life at Sandhurst is challenging, stimulating and, above all, rewarding. The standard is exceptionally high, and not every officer cadet will make the grade – but those who do will leave Sandhurst knowing that they’ve excelled at one of the world’s toughest and most revered military training academies.

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Officer Selection centre

Your first visit to Westbury is the 24 hour briefing. Here you'll learn how to prepare yourself for your next visit, as well as being assessed through physical and practical exercises.

The tests are designed to help you, and help us to understand what you need to work on before you reach the Main Board.

When your Candidate Support Manager thinks you're ready, you'll be invited back to Westbury for a 3 1/2 day assessment.

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Leadership Training

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst provides a range of excellent leadership training available to the public. From inviting school students in for a STEM Careers Event to the Centre for Army Leadership hosting a conference on Leading Successfully Through Change.

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Sandhurst Trust and Facilities

The Academy was built in 1812 and features an incredible array of historic buildings. From the famous Old College, where Officer Cadets undertake their commissioning parade, to Robertson House (Former Army Staff College where various organisations reside including; the Centre for Army Leadership, General Staff Centre, the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, Headquarters Army Medical Services and Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas. 

We also have a strong Alumni, who regularly attend reunions and events at Sandhurst. To become part of the Alumni, Officer Cadets can join the Sandhurst Trust, either during or after their training.

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Preparing for the Challenge

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