Army Training Unit

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Army Training Unit
Active 2005-present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Training
Part of Regional Brigade

An Army Training Unit provides training for the Army Reserve of the British Army.


Originally, Regional Training Centres were created from the previously existing Specialist Training Teams to provide training for the United Kingdom Territorial Army (TA). They are administered as part of the local Regional Brigade in that area.[1] From mid-2012 they were renamed Army Training Units as the Territorial Army was rebranded as the Army Reserve.

Army Training Units provide initial recruit training for all Army Reserve soldiers, except those joining 4 PARA, SAS(R) units and the Honourable Artillery Company, who are trained within their own units.[2][3][4]

In conjunction with the Officers' Training Corps, Army Training Units deliver training to potential officers through Modules 2, 3 and 5. Module 4 is conducted at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and forms the Army Reserve Commissioning Course.[5] They also continue the role of the Specialist Training Teams in providing courses to qualify Reserve personnel in Range Management and Marksmanship Coaching, Battlefield Casualty Drills, Defence Instructional Techniques, HAZMAT and CBRN skills.[6]


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  1. ^ "4th Division Regional Training Centre". [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "RECRUIT TRAINING COURSES". 4 Div RTC. recruits will undertake recruit selection (Pt 1A) at either their unit, or, at a Recruit Selection Centre, then undertake a generic training (Pt 1B) over six weekends. Non-Infantry recruits will then be tested before going on to complete their recruits course (Pt 1C) as delivered by ATRA. Infantry recruits will not be tested at this stage, but, will continue their training over a further three weekends before undertaking CIC training [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". HAC. Retrieved 2 June 2008. The HAC runs two Recruits' courses each year, beginning in February/March and September/October. The Recruits course lasts six months and involves training each Tuesday evening, roughly one weekend a month and a ten-day final assessment. 
  4. ^ "Special Air Service (Reserve) - (SAS(R))". MoD. Archived from the original on 13 March 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Army Reserve". Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "4th Division Regional Training Centre". [permanent dead link]

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