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Term One

Weeks 1 4 Basic phase

Youll master the basic military skills required by all
RAF personnel. Fitness will become part of your
daily routine and there will be regular inspections of
your dress and living quarters. In addition, youll
learn about how the RAF carries out its national
defence role and works with other organisations all
over the world.
Weeks 5 10 Leadership development
As well as learning about different techniques, youll
take part in leadership exercises in the classroom
at first and later in the field. Youll fire your weapon
for the first time and will have the opportunity to
spend a week at one of our adventurous training
centres - Fairbourne FDC

Term Two
Week 1 Foundation phase
Learning how to gain the trust of people you will lead takes
practice, so the first week of Term Two will be spent
consolidating the leadership skills you learnt during Term One.
Week 2 Military aid leadership camp
Youll spend up to seven days in a military training area
completing a series of time-sensitive exercises in full military
gear. Using your new skills youll guide your team through a
variety of challenges.
Weeks 3 6 RAF ethos and culture/Air power studies
As well as learning about the RAFs ethos, culture and history,
youll learn more about how we expect our officers to present
themselves and communicate with others. Finally, youll receive
lectures from university academics about the concept and
strategies behind Air Power, which youll be tested on later.
Weeks 7 8 Military simulation
A simulated military operation will give you the opportunity to
demonstrate all the skills youve learnt so far. Well create a
high-pressure operational environment thats as close to the
real thing as possible. By the end of it youll be ready to form an
essential part of a powerful military team.
Weeks 9 10 Recommendation to progress to the final
If you excel during the simulated exercises, youll be
congratulated by your Flight Commander and recommended to
progress to the final term. If you found the exercises too
demanding, dont worry, youll be re-coursed for further training
and have another chance to prove yourself.

Term Three
Weeks 1 5 Leadership academics/Carousel
Youll start Term Three with a week of academic
study learning about what might be expected of
you on your first posting. Following this youll have
four weeks of training exercises that will put your
leadership skills to the test in various operational
settings. One of these will take place at our
adventurous training centre in Scotland.
Weeks 6 8 Military simulation (Exercise
Combat Operations Centre)
Your second simulated exercise will be based
around a combat operations centre, enabling you
to gain more experience of life in an operational
environment. By now, much of what you do will
come naturally, so its a great chance to refine
your leadership skills.
Weeks 9 10 Graduation
After 30 weeks of training youll be ready for your
graduation parade. Its one of the proudest
moments in any officers career, as well as a great
day out for your family and friends. Youll show off
your new skills on the parade ground and receive
your official commission as an officer in the RAF.