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An Garda Síochána College

The primary training location for An Garda Síochána is the Garda College, which is situated in the town of Templemore, Co. Tipperary and is the national centre for police training, development and education in Ireland. The Garda College first welcomed recruits in 1964 and celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year.

The Director of Training and Development, Chief Superintendent Anne Marie McMahon explains during the feature the new model of training and education that the latest intake of student Gardaí will undertake and will look at other aspects of training and development for Gardaí as they go through their career.

The Physical Assessment is comprised of a Physical Competency Test (PCT) and a Physical Fitness Test. All elements of the Physical Assessment must be passed at the pre-entry level.

PCT Video Available here