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Army: Training

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL7675, tabled on 14 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost, per successfully trained recruit, of (1) Phase One and Two training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick, (2) Phase One training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright, and (3) Phase One training at the Army Foundation College Harrogate, including trainee salaries and associated costs, in the most recent financial year for which figures are available.

Answered on

26 April 2016

The total cost per successfully trained recruit for financial year 2014-15 is shown below. These costs include trainee salaries as well as other associated costs such as equipment, permanent staff and infrastructure costs.

Infantry Training Centre Catterick

Phase 1 and 2

£56,000

Army Training Centre Pirbright

Phase 1

£33,000

Army Foundation College Harrogate

Phase 1 - Junior Entry Long Course (205 days)

£90,000

Phase 1 - Junior Entry Short Course (100 days)

£38,000