The APTCI Class 1 course
Is held at the ASPT in Aldershot. It last 30 weeks and is split into three 10 week terms. The course is designed to give candidates all the skills and knowledge for a career in the APTC. Students will conduct and be given an insight into the specialist APTC areas of Adventurous Training and Rehabilitation, as well as qualifications in a range of sports and activities. Everyone must also pass the Health Trainer package, which provides instructors with the necessary skills to advise on a number of issues; such as healthy eating, mental and sexual health and the benefits of sensible alcohol consumption and giving up smoking. Clearly, with all this it is not difficult to see why the APTC needs to recruit good role models, who walk the walk as well as talking the talk.
It is a demanding 30 weeks that requires complete dedication. During the later phase of the course candidates will be allocated posts into one of the 3 areas of APTC expertise, Remedial Instructor, Physical Training Instructor or Adventurous Training Instructor. At the end of it, you will transfer into the APTC as a Sergeant Instructor with an excellent mix of military and civilian qualifications, including the highest level award from the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).