This apprenticeship standard is being revised. The trailblazer group has not yet submitted a revised version for approval. Further details of this and other apprenticeship standards in revision are available in the revisions status report.
Carrying out a range of roles from general warfare to humanitarian tasks in the Army, Navy, RAF or Royal Marines.
Royal Marines Rifleman, Army Combat Infantryman and Royal Air Force
Royal Marines Rifleman, Army Combat Infantryman, Royal Air Force
Minimum 12 months
After 3 years
The primary role of a Serviceperson is to work as a team member within HM Forces. The effectiveness of that team depends on each individual’s selflessness placing the communal right over individual right. The Serviceperson must be prepared to undertake a diverse range of roles from general warfare to humanitarian tasks necessitating a high level of commitment, enthusiasm and common sense. Each year, large numbers of new recruits enter the HM Forces undertaking programmes of training and skills development necessary to enable them to work in a variety of highly physically and mentally demanding situations and environments, often for prolonged periods. This requires the Serviceperson to have a high degree of physical and mental robustness as well as dedication and self discipline. A serviceperson must be able to understand and adapt to the changing needs of the organisation.
Due to the demanding nature of the role within the HM Forces, there are a number of entry restrictions relating to age, nationality, residency, gender, medical and physical fitness. Requirements vary between and within the single Services and are at times subject to change. Information on the current entry requirements and recruiting process can be found on the weblinks below:
Demonstrate understanding of:
Should uphold the standards, professionalism, values and conduct expected of a member of HM Forces, demonstrating the following:
Apprentices must have achieved a GCSE to at least a grade E, a level 1 qualification in Functional Skills, or an equivalent qualification in English and mathematics before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment. An apprentice who has already achieved a level 1 qualification must study towards the achievement of a level 2 GCSE (A*-C) or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification as part of the apprenticeship, but entry to final apprenticeship assessment is not dependent on passing these qualifications.
All apprentices are in full time employment within their Service. Onward progression to higher qualifications is available to learners with Service command and leadership courses at successive ranks and certain specialist skills being accredited by awarding organisations between Levels 3 & 7.
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