Points for trade training and promotion

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by polar, Jan 17, 2008.

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  1. Just seen this on the REng forum.

    Seems like a bloody good idea, do any other corps do this? It would be ideal for all the funny units that don't need many subjects on Sigs Trade training. Could work something like this

    VP (weekend) 20
    BOWMAN (weekend) 20 pts
    JMH 20 pts
    Kit Specific to unit 20-?? pts
    current class 3 cadre 90 pts
    Windows (basic) Admin 50 pts
    Driving Cat B 50 pts
    etc etc

    You'd need 100 pts for class 3 and 200 pts for class 2.......obviously the work book gets scrapped and is replaced by a list of courses that have been completed.
  2. Sounds good, but some units have way more kit(more points) than other units. Is that fair to a tom who just happens to be in a poorly equipped unit?

    Just my initial view on it.
  3. Not so sure, but could easily have waivers for for certain units.

    I'd also implement a system where courses become redundant when equipment retires. So those Cpls with NCRS and CLANSMAN, suddenly find they've no longer enough points to be a Cpl and they would have two years to regain these points or they will revert in rank. This ensures Cpls and Sgts have valid skills for their rank. It may sound harsh but very little was done to retrain these people when AIRWAVE etc came into service, some adapted but some were like a fish out of water and with weaker skills than they people they were expected to command (the majority in my sqn left - either this or Telic was to blame).
  4. p.s. The points system would also set what trade you were e.g.

    Class 3

    ED 100 pts (with some subjects mandatory e.g gen and driving)
    ICS Op 200 pts
    Tech 400 pts (but a rad op with some IT skills can be classed as a tech)