Phase 2 STA

#1
Have had a good read regarding the TA on ARRSEPedia and see a wealth of information on Phase 1 training, but cannot find any info on the Phase 2 training.

Is there anywhere on the web I can find this, I know it's specific and in the case of the unit I want to join it gets even more complicated perhaps.

For Phase 2 I will do Commando Engineer (fingers crossed I am successful from selection and passed TSC).

Can anyone orientate me as to what happens in Phase 2 for me?

I know I'm asking a bit of a strange question but I suffer from OCD and need to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, just like to be prepared

Thanks all, no sarcasm or witty banter necessary, just the info if you'll be so kind ;-)

Woodsey
 
#3
I'm a nothing at the moment mate, I'm just doing the initial paperwork but it's for 131 Independent Commando Squadron RE.
 
#5
Ok so you are getting a little ahead of yourself but here goes. RE not being my area of expertise I'm sure someone will be along shortly to correct me if I go wrong.
I believe the majority of the sappers at 131 are traded as combat engineersso I'll assume this is what you will train as.

Once out of phase 1 you will do a number of in-house weekends run by your unit. These will be your Basic Field Engineering and Demolitions modules. There are 6 modules at this stage and they cover:

Module 1 - Moving Weights, Hand and power tools
Module 2 - Levelling and cordage
Module 3 - Advanced Skills
Module 4 - Explosive accessories/fixing procedures
Module 5 - Charges
Module 6 - Demolitions range weekend

On completion of all 6 you will be classed as a combat engineer class 3. You will then progress onto a camp to earn your class 2 which covers watermanship, bridging and basic construction techniques.

Alongside this you will do sh*tloads of PT to build you up for the AACC TA which is held at Lympstone (search on here for AACC and you will find plenty of info) and follows a simlar vein as the regular AACC.


If anyone from an RE background wants to give accurate chapter and verse on this I'll happily copy and paste it into the wiki here: Royal Engineers TA - ARRSEpedia
 
#6
Thanks very much, that's well helpful. I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself but I'm that guy that liked to know everything and can be annoying, lol.

Thanks again
 

walkyrie

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#7
Ok so you are getting a little ahead of yourself but here goes. RE not being my area of expertise I'm sure someone will be along shortly to correct me if I go wrong.
I believe the majority of the sappers at 131 are traded as combat engineersso I'll assume this is what you will train as.

Once out of phase 1 you will do a number of in-house weekends run by your unit. These will be your Basic Field Engineering and Demolitions modules. There are 6 modules at this stage and they cover:

Module 1 - Moving Weights, Hand and power tools
Module 2 - Levelling and cordage
Module 3 - Advanced Skills
Module 4 - Explosive accessories/fixing procedures
Module 5 - Charges
Module 6 - Demolitions range weekend

On completion of all 6 you will be classed as a combat engineer class 3. You will then progress onto a camp to earn your class 2 which covers watermanship, bridging and basic construction techniques.

Alongside this you will do sh*tloads of PT to build you up for the AACC TA which is held at Lympstone (search on here for AACC and you will find plenty of info) and follows a simlar vein as the regular AACC.


If anyone from an RE background wants to give accurate chapter and verse on this I'll happily copy and paste it into the wiki here: Royal Engineers TA - ARRSEpedia
Bang On. Phase two is 6 Weekends or can be done as a two week course.

The is no "Commando Engineer" trade as such. You'll do the normal TA RE stuff to get you to Class 3 Combat Engineer.
I'm not 131, but from friends who are you can do your AACC either in parallel or before/after your Class 3 dependant on your availibilty/commitment. But they are seperate courses.

I'd say top tip would be to concetrate on gettng through Phase 1 first though......
 
#9
Also, how long are you at Lympstone for? I heard two weeks?

So in total it would be: -

  • TSC(A) 6 weekends Aldershot
  • TSC(B) 2 weeks Pirbright
  • Phase 2, 6 weekends Minley
  • 131 Cdo Kingsbury, 6 weekends beat up course
  • Lympstone CTCRM, 2 weeks AACC TA

Sound right? (I live in London by the way)

Thanks
 

walkyrie

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#10
Again, not 131 so I stand to be corrected, but my understanding is that you'll do several weekends down there beat-up and familiarisation. The number varies on your ability (i.e. If you piss it you'll only do a couple but if you struggle you'll do alot more.) after that you'll be back to do the formal AACC which is two weeks (I think...)

You might not get all the answers you're looking for here. I know its the standard answer to any question in the TA Recruitment forum - but - your best bet for detailed information is to speak to your recruiting team. They'll have all the answers.

You seem keen mate so good luck to you.
 
#11
Seriously, you've been a massive help, thank you both very much. Got my head round it now, and I'll look good when I go back to hand in my docs.

Thanks guys

Woodsey
 

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