While it may seem trivial, it would bring up the debate of why does anyone have to pass the fitness if someone who failed is still let in. It would be much appreciated. However, for any who fails Bleep test can retake it on Friday morning followed by FS test (if required). This blog is very useful, I have my PRTC in 2 weeks and nerves are really kicking in, this has helped calm me though thanks very much! They wouldn’t make you do another interview if you’ve already done one, even if it was only 20 minutes. I understand they were cancelled however that was a long while ago. He has his medical next but they have given him 6 weeks to put some weight on. Daughter doing PRTC next week. When training with the RAF you will be paid from the beginning. Full text of "Thirty-five years in the East.Adventures, discoveries, experiements, and historical sketches, relating to the Punjab and Cashmere; in connection with medicine, botany, pharmacy, etc. They’ll do 20m, turn with their right foot, then do 20m and turn with their left. RAF Stations: there are currently 63 stations across a mix of RAF, tri-Service and MoD establishments to which personnel can be posted. Your RAF Aptitude test scores will be divided into two sections: Six group scores named A to E, each consisting of a raw score up to 100. In the First and Second World Wars, men had come forward to join the colours willingly or, later on, had been compelled by conscription. David, as I’ve said, if you have done well enough in the AST then the hardest part is over. But after the end of National Service, and the demobilisation of the last conscripts in 1963, Britain’s military needed to find new ways to fill its ranks, without an ideological enemy threatening it directly, or conscription. This is also where you’ll do your 10 weeks basic training (Phase 1), should you pass this. Following your blogs had helped me to help him. Hi Ryan, Great Blog! Let’s just say, I’d made a stupid mistake in some information I’d posted online before I got to Halton, and I was called out on this and it was definitely a learning curve. In contrast, those who were falling behind are given 3 warnings. It scales to your trade and the AFCO have info. Can anyone confirm whether or not the PRTC is still running at Halton. I had chosen the optimal time to arrive it seemed! You’ll then be heading back to your blocks to pack and clean up everywhere ready for an inspection after lunch. These interviews are a way for the RAF to get to know you better. If you miss the line consecutively twice, you have your second warning, and if you missed it again straight after for a third time, you’re out. After that I had an interview but it was only about 20 mins long and was mainly questions about myself and why I want to join the raf. the interviewer was friendly and steered me away from the worst trades, I would love to re join, would recommend to any young person. I can’t remember too much of what happened that afternoon if I’m honest, but we had the evening brief around 1600 where we were issued our service numbers and dinner as normal around 1730 – 1800. This whole blog you’ve got has been very useful! This might sound like a stupid question but since I did a fitness test at Cranwell will I have to repeat it. It’s natural to be nervous as the whole process is unfamiliar, but the trick is to make sure you listen to all the instructions you are given and to do as you’re told. Hi Morgan, you should have the kit list. Everything was packed, and I was ready to go. You should have received some info from the AFCO regarding what to take and this should include some kind of kit list. if you have any! Friday is obviously the day you leave, so any mess needs to be cleaned up, carpets need to be vacuumed and your bed space and block needs to look exactly how it did when you arrived. If you’re getting level 9 now, you’ll be getting level 10 in the real thing. Sounds like you got it easy! It’s worth listening to as you may want kit insurance once you start training but I’m not going to lie, it’s not the most engaging thing you’ll do during the PRTC. It’s good once you get out onto a squadron. After lunch, you’ll be going down to be briefed by the RAF Regiment about the Initial Force Protection module during basic training. You’ll be fine! Original Poster. Ultimately, the RAF wants to prepare the recruits for Phase One training and to have them complete thi… We then had a brief on insurance at 1830 that evening. The end of Nationa… PRTC is all about making sure the recruits are ready to start basic training, which by now I’m sure your son is. My son goes in for his PRTC on the 24th April, so nervous for him..🤨. Everyone said they found it fairly easy too so it shouldn’t be a huge source of nerves. The RAF offers a two-day Pre-Recruit Training Course (PRTC) to potential trainees to familiarise them with the training environment before they enter into Phase One of training. Do GCSS certificates at grads C or above excerpt you from the assesment & is it pass or fail. You will likely have more than one fitness test during training, and then an annual fitness test for the rest of your career. Hope PRTC goes well for you and all the best for your basic training. You should feel proud to get this far. Nobody failed these, the level required to pass is basically primary-school level questions. BKSB English Test. I have passed the air man selection test I have my medical on Wednesday so hopefully all goes well I will continue to study the basic math as that’s all I’m really worried about and want to do well. Job Description: The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. Many thanks. one thing i will stress. Also, don’t run over the line with both feet and then turn. Any information on the BKSB assessment? I found this course helpful as it allowed me to put a picture to the place everyone at the AFCO and HQMS was talking about. We lined up and had a few things about the bleep test explained to us and before we knew it, the first group were starting. Job Description: The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. I thought you mentioned at the top that you were exempt from Functional Skills tests due to GCSE certificates. He has applied for Aircraft technician. I’ll try and get as much info as i can for ya. This pre-training course is also given by the RAF to allow potential recruits to take various physical fitness tests, to brief recruits about healthy living and fitness, to issue footwear, and to dispel rumours about the basic training process. Your email address will not be published. Do you know if you have your final interview at Halton or at your normal AFCO? The RAF Halton Centre of Excellence has a tennis centre with 13 outdoor and six indoor courts, a gymnasium, and a bar and dining area. That evening, we had dinner and then a walk around the main parts of Halton just to show us where we could and couldn’t go. There were no questions about oversea bases or types of aircraft etc. Chances are, a few of them will be with you during basic training so it makes it a lot easier if you get to know them now. This is all the weapons handling and practical skills that you’ll do. Things slowed down to an absolute crawl, but they’re getting back up speed especially as medicals can go ahead and the gyms are open again. I’m an aircraft technician. The tests you have at PRTC are basic school level questions and even if you don’t have GCSEs, it’s still very easy to study the basic principles enough to pass. Italianoboy UK 73,643 views I was understandably nervous, but very excited for this. Since you could still fail at this final hurdle. If you do fail, you will have a chance to re-take so don’t worry too much! Interesting analysis – Incidentally , if someone has been looking for a Jv 820 form , my friend edited a template document here https://goo.gl/y5xfLB, What gcse do you need to not take part in the functional skill tests. Believe it or not, people do fail it. Discussion. If the form is where she is going wrong, then instead of doing as many as she can, make sure she does them extremely slowly and controlled. Pre-RTC simply isn’t happening at the moment, instead you go down to Halton a day early and do the MSFT then. While in the RAF your day-to-day living costs are dramatically lower, meaning you end up with more disposable cash in your pocket. This article concerns the non-clothing that you will require. Hi Ryan, Essentially you’re not even running 20m any more, but as long as your foot is over the line then you’re good. The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. Btw, the process has changed slightly -. As frustrating as it may be, it’s just something that has to be done. That night we were in the shop and bar, asleep by 2300. Day 00 is also your attestation date which is quite exciting. You’ll be told a little bit about what happens, what to expect, and just general information. Once you’ve had breakfast, its back to the classrooms for some of you to do Functional Skills Maths. That’s great to hear! Italianoboy UK 73,643 views Hello Ryan I have no GCSE from school and my math is really not good at all I’m just wondering how will this effect me in the tests ahead and if I fail any of the tests will I get a chance to resit them thanks. This is the last hurdle of your application process. I applied in-person. 100% Upvoted. Posted by 5 hours ago. Mine starts next week. Worst case scenario is that you’ll have to go to basic training a few days early to have a few lessons in whichever subject you failed (Maths or English) and then re-sit the test. The fact that the room we had the medical brief was hotter than the core of the sun didn’t help a great deal either. It was the morning of PRTC. The RAF Halton Centre of Excellence has a tennis centre with 13 outdoor and six indoor courts, a gymnasium, and a bar and dining area. If he has any questions about the aircraft technician role, I’d be happy to answer as that’s been my job for the last 5+ years! Unfortunately, the RAF doesn’t reveal the exact AST scores and pass marks needed for each trade. My daughter did the three day PRTC and she enjoyed it but failed on 4 press ups. prtC is a novel Dictyostelium gene homologous to the human C2-proteasome subunit and its sequence was deposited in the GenBank data base. Hi, ryan. Level 1 is basically a fast walk, Level 2 + 3 is a very light jog. I wasn’t constantly checking where I was in relation to everyone else; I just made sure my foot tapped the line on every bleep. Bleep test is, in mine and many other peoples opinion, not the best test in the world. It may have changed since then but that’s my understanding of it and nobody has told me it has changed yet. Source(s): https://shrinke.im/a8ovG. even though it isnt a 'pass or fail fitness test' put in as much as you can. Kind regards. Do not get complacent though. Not bad compared to a few who had come from further afield and had to fly in! I was told to go down a bit further on a few of my press ups but none of them were discounted and all was good. Other than that, you learn about keeping healthy during training and how to best avoid injuries which is always useful! Wondering if its now been compressed coz she arrives wed and leaves friday…can ya throw any light on that?? Best advice for the bleep test is get to the line on the bleep. I’d do this 10-20 times a day and without you noticing, you become more used to it. If you have any further questions, I can redirect these to people who have recently returned and get the answers you need. Hi Ryan. 10 weeks at Halton starts 31st March next year …a while to wait but thrilled for him ! We were formed up outside at 0640 in our PT kit and we headed down to breakfast. We then went into the briefing room, (which would also become familiar fairly quickly) picked up our bedding and went back to our room to leave it on our bed ready to be made later. and you’re taken back to the main, central part of Halton. Your application will be rejected if you fail to meet the minimum acceptable medical standard for entry. Also, find a technique on how you want to turn and stick with it. The next stage is the 3 day PRTC course at Halton, I don't have the dates yet. The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. You’ll have to fill in a form before you get to the PRTC detailing which immunizations/injections you’ve had, and this is your opportunity to give that form to the right people. A USAF Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 53-2296, of the 509th Bomb Wing, inbound to RAF Upper Heyford from Pease AFB, New Hampshire, suffers uneven throttle advance on attempted go around, port engines fail to respond, wing drops and bomber cartwheels between two loaded B-47s before striking storage building which the day before had contained JATO bottles. Find that point where she has her arms bent at 90 degrees with her body straight and hold that position as long as possible. Thanks for speedy reply .. First of all – relax. This is the last hurdle of your application process. It really is as easy as it looks. Together with an original materia medica; and a medical vocabulary, in four European and five eastern languages:" Royal Air Force Pre-Recruit Training Course (RAF PRTC) Diary 17th-20th December After after nearly four months of waiting it was finally here, the last big hurdle in my application, the "PRTC". The focus of this exam is working out. Close. Average is probably about a month but it can be more or less by a couple of weeks. I was understandably nervous, but very excited for this. It scales to your trade and the AFCO have info. Posted by 1 month ago. The PRTC is a two-day course designed to help you decide whether a career in the RAF is for you. The turning at the end of each 20m makes it difficult, but I guarantee if you’re getting close now, then you’ll most likely be absolutely fine on the day. Ah righto… She’s planning on going is as Avionins tech apprentice. After this, probably the best part of the PRTC – boot issuing! Everyone is up at 0600 as usual, and outside for 0640. The vast majority of people passed both the press ups and sit ups. The FS is more of a requirement for the apprenticeship. How many press ups and sit ups are you required to do? RAF Recruit Training (1962); 'THE NEW MEN'' 1962-65-08 Royal Air Force Nostalgia - Duration: 19:37. Do you know what to expect at the Specialist Interviews? Great to hear – congrats to him! 13,672 posts. It still amazes me after 3 years of being in the RAF and countless fitness tests, how many people are running at a decent pace on level 2 and 3. Could you possibly give me a brief outline of the schedule? Interesting about it being condensed. This is a pass / fail interview so you need to make sure that you look your best and get a good night's sleep before. The interviewer will talk about the RAF’s purpose, core values, and standards. The Fitness Test is followed by a pass/fail English and Maths assessment which I did not find too difficult. BRT . I couldnt find a section on it here thats all? Did that 20 min interview count as the real thing and i got it easy or has the order changed and it’s to come? So on the Tuesday I set off for Tring. It wasn’t necessary, and we were all soon told that we were to be up at 0600 the following mornings and no earlier. I’ve already had the initial one. It’s where you formally become a member of the RAF. If she fails when she goes back on something so simple again but ok on all other aspects is there still a chance she can get in?? I have my fitness test tomorrow and I was wondering what the time scales are between the fitness and the PRTC? They are dates wed/ friday. Does anyone know how long between fitness test and the 3 days at RAF Halton ? 4. The rest period between each is a lot longer than I was expecting. Personally I’ve always alternated every level. Job Description: The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. Good update and helpful info for everyone, thanks Stephen and good luck. This is definitely the time to play sensible. Hi Nathan. Recruits will not only gain a better understanding of the environment, layout and structure of training, they are also better prepared and … Your mind takes over your body and the difference is noticeable. You then march off to breakfast as usual, before once again heading back to the classrooms, this time, for the Functional Skills English exam. This article concerns the non-clothing that you will require. Since you could still fail at this final hurdle. Surprisingly the bleep test was straight away. The Pre-Recruit Training Course (PRTC) is a 3 day event (if you exclude arrival day) that takes place at RAF Halton. With the discharge from the British Army of the last National Serviceman on 16 May 1963, the UK military became an entirely professional force. is too put all effort into the fitness test. But you get given a very clear demonstration on the form before you start, and as you’re actually doing your press ups and sit ups, you’re told if you need to change your form in any way. Hi Ryan. If you successfully pass the aptitude tests, you will be invited to take part in the RAF selection process interviews. I’ll do one level of right turns and the next level I’ll go left. RAF Selection Process Interviews. If you do fail the bleep test, you don’t automatically fail the whole PRTC and then go home. I'm started my application process for the RAF, got my Formal selection interview on Friday. Thanks in advance, I have just completed my OASC, Im applying for SNCO ATC. It was at this point I chose to completely zone out. At least six weeks prior to starting at RTS recruits attend a two day Pre Recruit Training Course (PRTC) to gain an insight into the RTS routine and spend three hours in the gym, they complete a maximal Multi Stage Fitness Test (MSFT) and one minute of press ups/sit ups. Airmen # Input standard (IS) Required course on entry and future PMD(A) Remarks 1 Direct Entrant – no military service. The official RAF website has some useful PRTC info. As far as I can remember from when I did it at college and from what the other lads told me, it’s basically an exam which includes letter/formal email writing or something similar. POOL BACKFLOP FAIL - Duration: 14 seconds. You get shown how to log in, navigate the website, and what you need to do on there. I’d take a rough guess and say about 10-15 fell short of the required level on the bleep test (which is dependent upon age and gender). I see. It also gives us the chance to make a final assessment of your fitness. 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