We had a discussion at class, about how the British vs. U.S. Army selects and trains officers. Here is a video summary of Sandhurst. Sandhurst is a year long and is the ‘basic training’ of the British Army officer, at which point you are commissioned. After that you go on to special to arms training. For infantry, that is the Platoon Commanders Battle Course. For Parachute Regiment insert selection and airborne training into that.