Not sure if this been changed for the MATT (new name for ITD) but.... All those with the old qualification need to get requalified before Dec 06. To attend the new course you need to have attended a 3 weekend equipment familiarisation course The changes also allow you to miss off the first two weeks of the proper instructor course (making it two weeks) but you have to attend that within 1 year of completing the other courses. I know this should come from your unit but at least 2 regiments haven't passed this information, but on the bright side I now have the weekend off. Strangley I was quite pleased at being sent home, wonder if thats telling me I shouldn't be in the TA anymore and should be spending time at home with my family. Another 'postive' retention factor?