its a means to an end. if you want to go further then you have to do the courses.
i have been told before i am considered for my snco i have to do a number of courses. problem being im on my way to telic. now if i can do both that would be ideal otherwise yet again its us on op's who are held up in terms of promotion and the "stay at homes" who get ahead
From experience - if you go as part of a formed sub unit / troop with your own chain of command there is the likelyhood that if you require trade / promotion courses and the tac sit allows you will get them. As an individual reservist you are at the whim of the regular unit you are part of so it will depend on how much they care about your progression.
If your deployed as an indivudal but you were set to do the JNCO course if you stayed back at your unit; how could you get yourself onto a JNCO course when on deployment? Do you need to get a letter from your unit or is it best to keep your head down and shut up as is the case most of the time?
I think, from experience of guys in our Bn, it is down to the senior officer of your arm/service in theatre to approve the course. Only applies to career courses - eg brecon etc.. Hope that helps. You can always ask to do the course when you come back before/after your POTL and before you are de-mobbed.
Sound advice - there were two of us you came back home at the beginning of Nov, attended JOTAC at the end of Nov and de-mobbed after JOTAC in Dec. As long as you have agreement from the SO2 Res (your link with Chilwell) there are no problems. Oh yes, and you can get on 'regular' courses because you are a regular soldier.