Just dont do it thinking it will get you promoted as it is not (normally) a promotion qualifier, much to the annoyance of a bloke we had who thought he could take what he saw as an (easy!?) route to a tape
I just want to get on PTI Course not bothered about rank at this present time. It isnt a short cut, as the PTI course is a difficult course to pass. Sniper aside ,it is one of the toughest couses or so i am told!
It all depends on the end qual TGM, I think it's whether you end up with an NVQ or equivalent at the end of the course. Other quals available to the TA aren't always converted to NVQ and although with some you do get the option with others you don't, possibly 'cos the people may up & get a different job as soon as they qualify & no longer be able to commit to the TA. However, a lot of the Reg's quals are converted automatically to NVQ as soon as they pass the course or upon their leaving date, usually because their courses run for longer and the extra bits needed for the civvy qual are included in their course.
Armed forces PTI quals (yes that includes TA courses) are recognised by REPS (register of exercise professionals) which was brought in to regulate the fitness industry, REPS has three levels of membership i think forces quals give direct access to level 2, also REPS can get you the all important public liabilty insurance.