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Post #1 updated & amended with regards Laser Eye Surgery to reflect a change in policy.
To clarify, applicants who have had an approved type of successful, fully documented laser eye surgery (at whatever age) cannot join until over age 22.
It no longer means those undergoing approved surgery under age 22 are ineligible forever...only until they are over age 22 and meet all other pre and post surgery requirements.
Get fit to Apply beforehand. Make sure you can pass the PJFT on a treadmill.
Make sure you have your birth certificate, a valid passport (ideally at least 12 months to run), your NI number and your NHS number when you submit your online application to join the Royal Marines.
Use the online practice Naval Service Recruit Test.
Prepare for the Selection Interview - know your Corps History and training pipeline.
If you need to declare any medical conditions on the medical questionnaire, you can save a lot of time by obtaining copies of your medical records relating specifically to the declared conditions and submit them at the same time as your Med Questionnaire and completed eye test forms. This can save weeks or months.
Make sure you fully complete your online security clearance application at the earliest opportunity, ideally after the selection interview otherwise, if you leave it until after passing PRMC, you will add a couple...
Issued by CTCRM:
The 12 week pre-PRMC Fitness Training Plan is now available in a newer PDF Format, below.
"The 12 week training programme is appropriate for males and females to conduct and use as a guide prior to attending a Potential Officer (POC) or Royal Marine Course (PRMC). The programme is designed for an individual to assess their personal fitness ability and begin the programme at the appropriate level, broken down into 3 building blocks, each consisting of 4 weeks. Each block is replicated, progressively increasing the difficulty of each circuit, run and exercise. The level to begin will depend on the person’s fitness ability, ensuring progressive physical gains are achieved, developing muscular adaptation and the cardiovascular system.
All potential candidates are advised to conduct the training programme and to ensure they are confident of successfully passing the physical requirements of the POC or PRMC before attending.
Fitness Assessments and Markers
During the programme there are fitness markers to evaluate your fitness levels, the Royal Marines Fitness Assessment RMFA) and a 3 mile Run, which is an element of the Royal Marines Basic Fitness Test (RMBFT). These are to confirm sufficient progression has been achieved or not. If achieved, the programme is to be continued, if not, regression to a previous week is required to ensure the required gains are made in order to achieve success.
Olympic weight lifting develops synchronization, balance, flexibility, coordination and strength, all of which are important elements of all...
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