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Assault Engineer Class 1 (AE1)

Assault Engineer Class 1 (AE1)

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Key information


To train AE2 corporals and sergeants as AE troop commanders, commanding officers’ advisors, and demolition safety officers.

Course Details

  • Basic engineer tools and skills revision
  • Site safety and management
  • Chainsaw training
  • Camp construction and structures, sanitation and concreting design
  • Field defences siting, design, and planning
  • Urban operations planning and defence design
  • Water supply reconnaissance and management
  • Boat handling
  • Demolitions (to demolition safety officer)
  • Mine warfare and booby traps
  • Bridging reconnaissance and design
  • Cliff assault
  • Disaster relief
  • Engineer resource management)

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.


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


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

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