Good Morning all, I recently had the pleasure of participating in a Potential Officer Course (01/12/19). Rather than bore you with an essay I hope to keep things concise and outline a few things that I had not accounted for in my preparations. - Arrive before 7pm if you wish to have a meal in the officers mess and get to know the other candidates. -Our accommodation was on the same corridor as the current YO's so valuable insight can be gained into YO training. -When collecting the issued kit (especially clothing) give it a quick once over not so much to check the size but for damage as a large proportion is wreaked. - The group performance on the BFT was extremely strong with almost all 17 candidates coming in between 8 and 9 minutes. - When giving the group presentation try to do so without the assistance of notes. (same for lecturette) - On Bottom field and the endurance course do not worry about getting wet and cold you'll be worked hard enough for it not to be an issue. -Sounds slightly odd but practice crawling you'll spend long enough doing it for your preparation to pay off. -Personally I found the drags and carries on the bottom field and endurance course the most physically arduous part of the whole course so prepare accordingly. -Expect the endurance course to draw blood, your hands, elbows and knees will get shredded. - Swimming on the 3rd day was taken in combat trousers and shirt and as such was more difficult then expected. -Good information will be given on the AIB, tune in. Finally try to have a good time and enjoy it in the way that strange individuals like ourselves do. Though at times the instructors will encourage a dog eat dog mindset my fellow candidates were a great guys and the whole POC was that bit easier due to a good team spirit which for the most part boiled down to pointing out others mistakes just before the instructors saw them. Good luck on your own applications, I will endeavour to do my best answering any questions.