LFTT and the SA(A)(90) qual

#1
Can someone please give a definitive answer to this as I have had many conflicting answers:

Can a TA soldier, who perhaps has the time and inclination to attend the Live Firing Tactical Training All Arms course (Pam21 Ch2-14 Para0240 Ser1c), hold the A qual?

There seem to be various opinions such as:

1. TA cannot hold the A qual regardless.
2. TA cannot attend on the LTFF All Arms (assuing there was a place) as it's a "regular course"

My view is that if a TA soldier is able and willing to go on a "regular" course he should be able to hold the qualification that the course gives.

One army and all that.

Many thanks
Hartman
 
#2
This has been discussed at length during the annual RTC SAA update.
The definitive answer from SASC(V) is as follows:

Point 1. A TA soldier with former regular service, who held the A qual during his regular service, continues to hold the qualification as long as he is ‘Current and Competent’ to do so.
Point 2. A TA soldier may attend the LFTT course and gain the same qualifications as his regular counterpart providing his unit can prove its requirement and can gain a place on the course. (Point to note, TA priority is lower than whale shit for this course with any reserves being placed on the course well before a reservist would be offered a place!)











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#3
Thanks.

I understand the point about priority and the ability of TA soldiers to get on various courses.

Perhaps there should be one course and one qual? I am sure the few TA people who do the LFTT short might very well be able to put the time in for the extra lessons to turn that C qual course into an A qual. Oh and the regs would be able to go on it too!

Reg course I understand is 4 weeks Mon - Fri = 20 days. LFTT short is 15 days straight through over two weeks.

Having some A qual TA personnel would be of great benefit to the very small number of PSIs with the A qual.

I just wondered if there was an official ban on TA holding the A qual as the SASC people at Brecon recently thought there was.

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#4
I did SA(A)90 as a TA subby by going on a 4 week course with the Rocks. Apart from probing questions on my sexuality from my unit, I got to hold the full-ish, Pam21-wise. Very useful it was, too.

There didn't seem to be any bar to holding the qualification provided you held the minimum rank. Mind you, that was in nineteen-harumph, so might have changed.
 
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Baldrick66 said:
Point 1. A TA soldier with former regular service, who held the A qual during his regular service, continues to hold the qualification as long as he is ‘Current and Competent’ to do so.
I concur with the above, with the enphasis being on ‘Current and Competent’.
 
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