Can't be local, needs to be substantive in rank. Minimum of Cpl if I recall correctly, and should have CMCQ, RMQ1-3 and ideally DCCT qualifications before hand. Could be wrong, but in my unit we are specific about who attends since the course in only run once a year; next course is May 2010. Anyone going should be confident, switched on and fit and again because of the rarity of the course they need to be a decent attender as SAA instructors are the only ones who can conduct WHT's; hence essential bounty qualification.
Cavalier will probably pop up shortly and he appears to be a walking encyclopedia on the subject. He'll correct me I'm sure
CMCQ was taught during my course but was also on the joining instructions as a pre-requisite so lucky for those of us that had it, took the extra two days to study! To this end, the Training Major said at the end of the course that theyâre going to bin that element and possibly include the M Qual (pyro) in its place (unconfirmed). But the course listing in PAM 21 state the CMCQ and SAA courses are both K, suggesting that they havenât changed the format.
PAM 21 (section 2-15) states the rank requirements for the AANCOSAA (short) course are substantive LCpl and up. (so you wouldn't have done RMQ as a LCpl)
It does help to be fit if you attend the Infantry School because you get to run everywhere, all the time. And if you get caught doing the Brecon shuffle, stand by! That said, thereâs only one course a year at Brecon but thereâs also Strensall â Iâm sure someone could confirm when these are run.
Anyone attending the course, be prepared to earn your money with putting lessons together and doing WHTs â finally!
Check the course s folder with your orderly room that will tell you what quals you need to be able to book onto a course,as for RMQ you have to be substansive full screw also dont listen too much to what is written on here take some of it with a pinch os salt cos most of it is crap !
And although qualified, neither should be running ranges as conducting officer according to the bible PAM21. (should they be I'm sure HQ SASC might have something to say about it, not to mention the SIB, should an incident happen while they are conducting)
I find that a bit strange FF, at the start of my RMQ, Maj C and Maj H pulled me to one side to check if I was acting or substansive. When I confirmed I was substansive they took my word and all was good.
PSI was off on a course the last 2 weeks, spoke to him today and he's promised to pass it up to the young lady in RHQ who does the course booking thing. Hopefully it will all fall into place by the end of the year(April).