A discussion banded around the office today: So it seems that some months ago, to be qualified for promotion to Sgt, you needed to have completed an SQ1, be it in CI, OpInt, the UKIAC, long lang course, "THE" Course or things beginning with Q. One of them plus the OPMI 1 forum and the SNCO Cadre (D&D2?) means as far as the Corps is concerned, you've ticked all the boxes. All that's left to do it the SNCO CLM and you're good to go. (?) Now.. duty rumour and the like has confused this issue. I have seen people go through Chicksands on both the CI AND OpInt SQ1's when they are already language qualified or are followers of St AHO. Then we hear that to be qualified now, you have to have done everything. Clearly not ALL of them, but the CI, Opint and the D&D before you are qualified. Then we hear that the forum has been binned (confirmed that the next forum got canned). Then a new forum is to be trawled for in April. (??) Also we hear that instead of what happened previously with the forum being the part that gives you the pay increment, seems the rumour is that it's the D&D now?!! Is this true? Finally, instead of before with people that have been preselcted for promotion taking priority on said courses so that they couldbe promoted in the promotion year following their preselection, seems that now there is talk of people having to be FULLY qualified before even being boarded?! Clearly this has led to a great deal of confusion for both those soldiers looking at getting on these courses as well as their respective CoCs. Can anyone here, (*looks at NTTT and others in positions on knowledge*) shed any light on this at all? Even a PM with the official line would be immensely useful to help inform. Ta.