British Army: Gap Year Commission

Command some of the world’s finest soldiers:

Thinking of taking a gap year after university? 



  • Gap Year Commission with the British Army.
  • After just 8 weeks of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, you will achieve the rank of Second Lieutenant, with the opportunity to command some of the finest soldiers in the world.


  • Apply now for next year’s course.


  • A few rules:
    • You must be 18 by the time you plan to start the scheme (1st August).
    • You should be about to start your final year at school.
    • You must already have a confirmed offer of a deferred university place.
    • You must be predicted to get 180 UCAS points (or equivalent) and have 35 ALIS points, including a C or above in English language, maths and a science or foreign language).
  • To apply, just email the National Recruiting Centre ARTD-RG-NRCGYC@MOD.UK and complete the subsequent application form.