I am hoping to join the TA at the start of 2009 and train as a CMT. Somebody on this forum has advised me that his/her unit would not be able to train me up as I have no prior medical experience (Basic Battlefield First Aid is as much as I have ever done). Are there units in the North West (or possibly further. Anywhere within driving distance of Liverpool) who do accept recruits for CMT training? I understand there is a year long gap in between CMT 3, 2 and 1. Are there courses that I could supplement my Military training with in my own time to help the process along? I know the best thing for me to do is phone units myself, but I'll have to wait until they are open for business after new Year. Any advice at all is gratefully received. Thanks.