Basic Combat Infantry Qualification - Practical

Training code

This training is the last hurdle to become fully enlisted. The following points will be covered. Weapons employment, formations and MOUT (military operations in urban terrain). In the live exercise you are expected to demonstrate all of the tactics, knowledge and skills that the Drill Instructors and training programme have transferred to you during your time as a Recruit. Your Drill Instructors will be watching from vantage points and using 'head-cam' feeds to monitor your progress during the live exercise.

Qualification prerequisites

To pass this checklisted training you can only fail to demonstrate one minor qualification. Failing to demonstrate any of the major proficiencies will result in a failure. The examiner will explain why you failed these points and what you can do to pass them. The test can be retaken after a period of seven days. Only the points that led to the previous failure will be reassessed.

  • (MAJ) Communicate according to SOP Communication
  • (MAJ) Perform a radio check
  • (MIN) Report back any situation that requires reporting to command
  • (MAJ) Get in a fireteam formation in a reasonable time
  • (MAJ) Stay in fireteam formation
  • (MIN) Communicate a lagging element in a formation
  • (MIN) Change from one formation to the other in a reasonable time
  • (MAJ) Communicate contact reports while covering their appropriate sectors
  • When moving
    • (MAJ) use appropriate cover and concealment,
    • (MAJ) use successive and alternating bounding overwatch.
  • When on the firing range employ types of fire appropriately with specific weapons
    • (MAJ) Assault rifles: point fire
    • (MAJ) Light machine guns: suppressive fire
  • Communicating the use of dangerous weapons:
    • (MAJ) rocket launcher
    • (MAJ) grenades
    • (MAJ) Employ smoke grenades to conceal object from a certain direction
    • (MIN) pistols, grenade launcher
  • When moving in a convoy
    • (MAJ) Keep the correct spacing
    • (MIN) Communicate about convoy speed
    • (MIN) Communicate about falling behind
    • (MAJ) Employ the herringbone tactic
    • (MAJ) Respond appropriately to ambushes
    • (MAJ) Respond appropriately to convoy command REVERSE
    • (MAJ) Respond appropriately to convoy command BACK
  • (MAJ) Perform a simple rifleman SITREP
  • (MAJ) Perform a simple rifleman ACE report
  • Clear a compound in a reasonable time while:
    • (MAJ) Planning the breach and clearing accordingly
    • (MAJ) Performing the breach and clearing accordingly
    • (MAJ) Communicate the breach and clearing accordingly
    • (MAJ) Cross dangerous urban area’s employing the correct tactic

Awarded upon completion:

1 MM