Firstly, apologies if this topic has been covered already, I have searched for information on pre-commissioning TA training and come up fairly short on this particular issue. Also I didn't put this in the general advice thread because ideally I'm looking for fairly specific advice. I'm an MLDP 2 qualified OCdt in my third and penultimate year at university looking to commission this summer and, long story short, want to avoid TA Summer Leader because I hope to be working on language study abroad related to my degree for some time in the summer. From what I gather, Summer Leader is intense to say the least. It will lead to enormously improved personal admin and fitness, but takes six weeks and is apparently designed for those wishing to go on op in the fairly near future, and also apparently makes mod 2 mainly field-based. Another option is a course vaguely mentioned by my PSI taking only three weeks and covering mods 2 and 3. A third is a mod 3 battle camp if available. Whilst the advice of the OTC staff and YOs is obviously essential, I'm posting here asking about the experiences - in brief or full - of YOs who have tried these various different routes leading to a commission, since the only side I've really heard so far is those who have done SL. So specifically: How did you find the course in terms of difficulty? Did you know other people on the course previously? If so or if not, how did this affect your time on it? How did you find TA Sandhurst having done mod 3 whichever way? Thanks very much in advance for your responses.