Army Career Preparation Course

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course will prepare you for the interview and recruitment selection process at the Army Development Selection Centre and a career in the British Army. During this course you will develop a good level of fitness, undergo assessments and establish personal progression towards a career in the armed forces.

The course will give you the opportunity to attend information briefings with visits to various military establishments to find out about the employment opportunities you can pursue at the Regiments and Corps. Edinburgh College has vital industry connections and this course includes the exciting opportunity of a one-week military residential experience at Castlelaw Farm in the Pentland Hills. Prior to the course starting you will attend an interview at the Granton Campus to confirm your eligibility for service in the Armed Forces. To succeed on this course you will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed.

The course includes:
Personal development; Swimming and resistance training; Develop a good level of fitness; Communication and teams skills; and How to manage your own personal progression.

Where appropriate you may study essential skills such as:
Essential skills such as: Communication; ICT; Numeracy; Working with others; Problem solving.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You will be expected to meet the eligibility criteria for entry into the British Armed Forces. Interview with practical and physical tests.

Progression Routes

The ultimate aim of the course is to get you ready to access a career in the Army.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level