DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND.

The Army Foundation College in Yorkshire is really just an army training camp and it only does three courses; English, maths, ICT. The courses aren’t GCSEs, they’re less than half as long, and so basic that they’re almost worthless. Most employers have never heard of them.

The army might enrol you on an apprenticeship in ‘Public Services’. The title sounds good but it’s just your basic soldier training dressed up to look like an apprenticeship. It teaches you to ‘operate and maintain small arms and team weapons’, ‘perform ceremonial duties’ and ‘meet physical fitness requirements’, it’s pretty useless for anything except the army.

The army says that you can finish your Phase 1 training as long as you’ve reached ‘Entry Level 3’ in your English and maths, that means a reading age of a 9-11 year old. That’s good enough for the army, but is it good enough for you?

GET A PROPER EDUCATION, DON’T JOIN THE ARMY.