New Version of MK2

#1
I am led to believe that MK2 is now to take on the form of residential training, is this the case? If so does anyone ahve any further info
 
#3
I only heard it last wek on a course as I, mentioned as was starting it over christmas and got told I wouldn't bother as its getting changed
 
#4
#5
Can't see anything there unless I am being blonde. However when I log on to my MK2 package all I can see is the cut down version I have to complete no new or different modules
 
#6
easesprings said:
Can't see anything there unless I am being blonde. However when I log on to my MK2 package all I can see is the cut down version I have to complete no new or different modules
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE MILITARY KNOWLEDGE (MK) COURSES
AS OF 1st DECEMBER 2008

1. Anyone who is studying, or is about to study, MK1, MK1(V), MK2 and MK2(V) or is involved in mentoring MK students, needs to be aware of significant changes to these four MK courses.

2. All four MK courses will be substantially revised and re-released on Monday 1st December 2008.

[snip]

MK 2. Modules 1,2,3 and 4 will be revised.
MK 2(V). Module 4 will be revised.
When a module changes the summative assessment questions associated with it change as well.
 
#7
msr said:
easesprings said:
Can't see anything there unless I am being blonde. However when I log on to my MK2 package all I can see is the cut down version I have to complete no new or different modules
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE MILITARY KNOWLEDGE (MK) COURSES
AS OF 1st DECEMBER 2008

1. Anyone who is studying, or is about to study, MK1, MK1(V), MK2 and MK2(V) or is involved in mentoring MK students, needs to be aware of significant changes to these four MK courses.

2. All four MK courses will be substantially revised and re-released on Monday 1st December 2008.

[snip]

MK 2. Modules 1,2,3 and 4 will be revised.
MK 2(V). Module 4 will be revised.
When a module changes the summative assessment questions associated with it change as well.
Ok I missed that bit. I will take 5 extras for being a retard. In fact for being such a mong I will re do MK1
 
#8
The interesting thing is that I thought the MK2(V) modules were the same as MK2 ones...
 
#9
There are 3 messages being mixed here, they are:

1. The change to all MK modules (revision and re-release).
2. The fact that TA can now only do MK2 (V), as they now won't register us on onto MK2 (MSR we will be a very elite band ie those that have an MK2 pass in the TA).
3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.

The course has been updated is all. No change apart from that
 
#10
zenith69uk said:
3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.
I disagree. I have been tasked by the CO with running an MK1 Revision day, which will cover Modules 1,2 and 3 and this will provide an opportunity (open to the Bde and RMR/RNR) to get on and pass these exams and have the assessments conducted in accordance with the specifications.

Asking people to do it in isolation, which is effectively what is happening, has resulted in very low pass rates for the TA.

Surely we should be offering the ever dwindling band of YOs all the support we can?

msr
P.S. I will be posting up the revision slides when I have completed them.
 
#12
msr said:
zenith69uk said:
3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.
I disagree. I have been tasked by the CO with running an MK1 Revision day, which will cover Modules 1,2 and 3 and this will provide an opportunity (open to the Bde and RMR/RNR) to get on and pass these exams and have the assessments conducted in accordance with the specifications.

Asking people to do it in isolation, which is effectively what is happening, has resulted in very low pass rates for the TA.

Surely we should be offering the ever dwindling band of YOs all the support we can?

msr
P.S. I will be posting up the revision slides when I have completed them.
More wheel re-invention going on - a couple of RTCs already run MK1 weekend courses why on earth not use these rather than coming up with your own.
 
#13
Hopkins said:
msr said:
zenith69uk said:
3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.
I disagree. I have been tasked by the CO with running an MK1 Revision day, which will cover Modules 1,2 and 3 and this will provide an opportunity (open to the Bde and RMR/RNR) to get on and pass these exams and have the assessments conducted in accordance with the specifications.

Asking people to do it in isolation, which is effectively what is happening, has resulted in very low pass rates for the TA.

Surely we should be offering the ever dwindling band of YOs all the support we can?

msr
P.S. I will be posting up the revision slides when I have completed them.
More wheel re-invention going on - a couple of RTCs already run MK1 weekend courses why on earth not use these rather than coming up with your own.
Which 2?

msr
 
#16
Right so neither in the 42 Bde area...

Do these weekends clash with live firing or other key weekends?

What is the quality of the trg provided? What is their pass rate?

Where can I find a copy of their material?

Are they delivering a sensible amount of information in the weekend or just cramming?

Is there a BCs ' / OCs dinner iot include a social aspect to the trg?

You see, it's not just about re-inventing the wheel...

msr
P.S. Mod 1 Part 1 slides available on Vital Ground on armynet. Mod 1 Part 2 available RSN.

P.P.S Have you personally passed MK1 or MK2?
 
#17
msr said:
Right so neither in the 42 Bde area...

Do these weekends clash with live firing or other key weekends?

What is the quality of the trg provided? What is their pass rate?

Where can I find a copy of their material?

Are they delivering a sensible amount of information in the weekend or just cramming?

Is there a BCs ' / OCs dinner iot include a social aspect to the trg?

You see, it's not just about re-inventing the wheel...

msr
P.S. Mod 1 Part 1 slides available on Vital Ground on armynet. Mod 1 Part 2 available RSN.

P.P.S Have you personally passed MK1 or MK2?
You'll have to ask you PSI the answer to most of those questions, but a phone call to the RTC would probably do.

But since it rather sounds like what you are really after is an excuse to charge MTDs to knock up your own for a Bty officers social I guess you won't be doing that. Obviously no MTD budget issue in your are.

Yes, thanks I have passed both.
 
#18
Hopkins said:
But since it rather sounds like what you are really after is an excuse to charge MTDs to knock up your own for a Bty officers social I guess you won't be doing that. Obviously no MTD budget issue in your are.
There is no MTD budget shortage anywhere, just Training Majors who are out of their depth when it comes to managing them ;)

And anyway, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Box clever, speak to your Master Chef and co-ordinate a chefs training day on the same day...

Are you mentoring your (2)Lts? I would be happy to send you the slides I have done.

msr
 
#19
zenith69uk said:
There are 3 messages being mixed here, they are:

1. The change to all MK modules (revision and re-release).
2. The fact that TA can now only do MK2 (V), as they now won't register us on onto MK2 (MSR we will be a very elite band ie those that have an MK2 pass in the TA).3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.

The course has been updated is all. No change apart from that
What about those of us who are mobilised? Hmm I have nothing better to do over Xmas anyway, I'll find out...
 
#20
WhiteHorse said:
zenith69uk said:
There are 3 messages being mixed here, they are:

1. The change to all MK modules (revision and re-release).
2. The fact that TA can now only do MK2 (V), as they now won't register us on onto MK2 (MSR we will be a very elite band ie those that have an MK2 pass in the TA).3. Some Brigades are now doing MK concentrations, as far as I am concerned this flies in the face of the whole principle. The distance learning package wasn't designed to be bolstered with tutorials (although Mentors did always have this option). I see this as RTC creep and will again slow down people on the way through ROCC.

The course has been updated is all. No change apart from that
What about those of us who are mobilised? Hmm I have nothing better to do over Xmas anyway, I'll find out...
I hope you have already registered for the exams, they do not open again until 5 Jan 09. But good luck with the studying!

http://www.da.mod.uk/mk/registration

msr
 

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