The entry requirements to Sandhurst RMAS

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Hello everyone, I was wondering if someone could shed some light on the entry requirement criteria for Sandhurst military academy. Such as what I would need to meet the standard for acceptable applicants like, A-levels and academic qualifications etc. I am currently 17 years old and attending college, I need to know by September what I need to do to work towards Sandhurst and the possibility of being a potential candidate for entry. Also how do I go about applying to Sandhurst out of curiosity? And what kind of people do they expect? Thanks in advance and no trolls please.
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You understand that you have to join the Army to go to Sandhurst? The entry qualifications for whichever Army branch you choose are easily available on the army recruitment website.
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Depends on what you want to do e.g applying to become a cadet or medical officer, etc.
Go to the British army website. There's details there.


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You understand that you have to join the Army to go to Sandhurst? The entry qualifications for whichever Army branch you choose are easily available on the army recruitment website.
I understand, but I heard that you can directly join the military through Sandhurst and become an officer, then serve after you graduate on parade pass out. Am I right?
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I understand, but I heard that you can directly join the military through Sandhurst and become an officer, then serve after you graduate on parade pass out. Am I right?
Sandhurst is the training school for army officers. You join the army, and on day 1 of your service, you are sent to Sandhurst for training. So the entry qualifications for Sandhurst depends on what you branch you want to join. You need to read through the Army recruitment websites, all the information is there.
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Sandhurst is the training school for army officers. You join the army, and on day 1 of your service, you are sent to Sandhurst for training. So the entry qualifications for Sandhurst depends on what you branch you want to join. You need to read through the Army recruitment websites, all the information is there.
Ok, so I need to decide specifically what I want to do role wise. Such as specialist units and so forth. I have to look into a job role then. what would you recommend?
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Ok, so I need to decide specifically what I want to do role wise. Such as specialist units and so forth. I have to look into a job role then. what would you recommend?
Yes. Personally, I'd recommend you join the RAF - was that any help? FFS, read the organisation's website! If you can't even work out how to do that, and work out what you want to do with your life - how have random strangers on the internet got a chance?
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Yes. Personally, I'd recommend you join the RAF - was that any help? FFS, read the organisation's website! If you can't even work out how to do that, and work out what you want to do with your life - how have random strangers on the internet got a chance?
Will I be able to study at Sandhurst for a year and then go on with a normal life with the officer qualification? Or will i have to serve in the army ?
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Will I be able to study at Sandhurst for a year and then go on with a normal life with the officer qualification? Or will i have to serve in the army ?
No, absolutely not. There is no such thing as an 'officer qualification'. You are either a serving officer, or you aren't.
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No, absolutely not. There is no such thing as an 'officer qualification'. You are either a serving officer, or you aren't.
Correct me if I'm wrong but the duration of the programme is 1 year so what next after that are you allowed to return to "civilian" life or do you have to serve in army ?
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the duration of the programme is 1 year so what next after that are you allowed to return to "civilian" life or do you have to serve in army ?
http://www.army.mod.uk/join/Join-as-an-Officer.aspx
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the duration of the programme is 1 year so what next after that are you allowed to return to "civilian" life or do you have to serve in army ?
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1) How old are you?

2) Do you want a career in the British Army?

3) The commissioning course is indeed one year long. But it's not a "qualification" like an A Level or a Degree. It's the basic training you receive to be an Officer in the Army. The Army requires a minimum length of service to pay back the cost of the training you receive.

4) If you aren't at all familiar with how this system works then I would suggest you have zero to little chance of getting in...
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1) How old are you?

2) Do you want a career in the British Army?

3) The commissioning course is indeed one year long. But it's not a "qualification" like an A Level or a Degree. It's the basic training you receive to be an Officer in the Army. The Army requires a minimum length of service to pay back the cost of the training you receive.

4) If you aren't at all familiar with how this system works then I would suggest you have zero to little chance of getting in...
1) I'm 18 and I'm looking to study theoretical physics at St Andrews.

2) no I don't

3) can innit go through the year long programme and then go on with normal life and pay a fee ?

4) true I probably do have little chance at the moment but by 4 years time I do believe I will be ready
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1) I'm 18 and I'm looking to study theoretical physics at St Andrews.

2) no I don't

If you don't want a career in the British Army, then they won't accept you to become an Officer in the Army and you can't go to Sandhurst.

3) can innit go through the year long programme and then go on with normal life and pay a fee ?

The estimated cost per trainee is somewhere in the region of £100,000.

4) true I probably do have little chance at the moment but by 4 years time I do believe I will be ready


Why would you want to go to Sandhurst if you don't want to be an Officer in the Army? :hmmmm:
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1) I'm 18 and I'm looking to study theoretical physics at St Andrews.

2) no I don't

3) can innit go through the year long programme and then go on with normal life and pay a fee ?

4) true I probably do have little chance at the moment but by 4 years time I do believe I will be ready
To become an officer in the Army candidates are trained at Sandhurst like RAF officer candidates are trained at Cranwell. Sandhurst is not a civilian college and neither is Cranwell.

As a civilian you can not take part at the college unless applying for a role in the Army. Plus, going by your lack of personal research you would not pass.

I hope this has cleared things up for you.
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To become an officer in the Army candidates are trained at Sandhurst like RAF officer candidates are trained at Cranwell. Sandhurst is not a civilian college and neither is Cranwell.

As a civilian you can not take part at the college unless applying for a role in the Army. Plus, going by your lack of personal research you would not pass.

I hope this has cleared things up for you.
Its 4 years in advance I think im well on my way lol
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Its 4 years in advance I think im well on my way lol
Joe, once you complete the commissioning course you will receive a "short service commission" and this attracts a 3 year return of service, meaning a total period of service equalling four years.

You cannot complete the 44 week course and then return to, or begin a civilian career.

Please see here for further reading on the types of contract you will enter in to and could be offered in future (it's specific to one infantry regiment but the process is the same across the Army).
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Either before or when you start ANY British military Officer training you actually join that Branch of the military. So, those at Sandhurst are IN THE ARMY. They have already joined. It's how it works. They have signed on for a minimum term of service (perhaps 4 years), of which Sandhurst happens to be the course they have to pass first.
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Thank you for the FACTS the other people in the thread seemed insulted lol. Thanks again
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Yes. Personally, I'd recommend you join the RAF - was that any help? FFS, read the organisation's website! If you can't even work out how to do that, and work out what you want to do with your life - how have random strangers on the internet got a chance?
I'm pretty sure going off what I've seen here, the infantry would be happy to take him on as a platoon commander. He's showing the right qualities.
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