If, after gaining experience, you feel you have the qualities and aptitude to become an Army Physical Training Corps Instructor (APTCI), then you must apply for the five day selection course. However, ensure you are ready to take the challenge. Only the best are selected so ensure you are fully prepared; visit the APTC Selection page here to gain details of standards and course content.
The APTC can only take the best 36 candidates each year; so ensure you are fully prepared. Speak to your unit APTCI for further advice and tips on preparation.
Once you have gained experience at a Field Army unit or in a training establishment, you should be ready for the Selection Course, which is 5 days long, conducted in Aldershot, and includes a range of tests and assessments that will determine your suitability to transfer. There will be one APTC officer and one senior warrant officer assigned to each syndicate of 8 candidates. There are written tests, group discussions, command tasks, lectures and, of course, lots of physical tests, that will push some individuals to their limits. The most important qualities that the selection team are looking for are those of a senior non commissioned officer, because if you pass, you are promoted to Sergeant to attend the next course