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Assault Engineer Class 2 (AE2)

Assault Engineer Class 2 (AE2)

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Key information


To train AE3 lance corporals and corporals as AE troop section commanders, company commanders’ advisors, and AE instructors.

Course Details

  • Basic engineer tools and skills revisionSite safety and management
  • Chainsaw training
  • Camp construction and structures, sanitation and concreting design
  • Field defences siting and planning
  • Water supply reconnaissance and management
  • Boat handling
  • Demolitions (to BATSIMS (Battle Simulation) Safety Supervisor)
  • Mine warfare and booby traps
  • Bridging reconnaissance and design
  • Cliff assault, beach reconnaissance and clearance
  • Final Exercise
  • Disaster relief


  • Cpl AE3 or AE3 candidate for promotion
  • Preference given to students who have passed Junior Command Course (JCC)

The course requires a high level of concentration, long working hours, and the ability to assimilate large amounts of information, as well as being physically demanding at times. A good level of instruction and leadership is also required. A high degree of motivation is essential.


  • CS31 Chainsaw (Small Trees)
  • Royal Yachting Association Level 2 Power boat certificate
  • City & Guilds, Intermediate Military Engineering

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