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Army: Training

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 41629, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time was to begin basic training in the Army by gender for the training facility at (a) Pirbright, (b) Winchester, (c) Harrogate and (d) Catterick in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021 to date.

Answered on

13 September 2021

The average wait time to begin basic training in the Army by gender for the training facility at (a) Pirbright, (b) Winchester, (c) Harrogate and (d) Catterick in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021 to date is given below:

Average Wait Time – Solider Assessment to Basic Training Start (in days)

Training Centre

Year

Gender

Ph 1 Input Trg School Name

Ph 1 Input Trg Year

F

M

Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate

2019/2020

135

145

2020/2021

158

138

Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright

2019/2020

139

130

2020/2021

202

162

2021/2022

162

149

Army Training Regiment (ATR) Winchester

2019/2020

137

125

2020/2021

204

153

2021/2022

158

142

Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick

2019/2020

100

97

2020/2021

104

143

2021/2022

92

143

Notes/Caveats:

  1. This data has been provided from a single Service source rather than official statistics produced by Defence Statistics as they do not collate this information.
  2. For Training Year 2021/2022 the average has been calculated based on data held as of 07 September 2021.
  3. No courses have yet commenced at AFC Harrogate for this Training Year.