Requirements for TA AASAA Course

What are the requirements for TA AASAA course? Do you have to be L/Cpl and above or is it open to all?
Acting Cpl I seem to recall.
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 :-D
you dont need to have CMCQ as it's taught on the course, however it eases the workload if you hae the qual.
You also need to have a high level of weapon handling as that too eases the load.

I'm sure we had a couple of lance jacks on our course, but I've slept since then.
There were L/Cpl's on the course I attended at Strensall. CMCQ was taught but is handier if you know it already.
Thinking on it you don't need RMQ 1-3 or DCCT either.
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 they’re 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 haven’t 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, there’s only one course a year at Brecon but there’s also Strensall – I’m 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 – 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 !
As for being a sub Cpl for RMQ that's to use the qual, there were two Acting Cpls on our team who are RMQ'd.
FFBox said:
As for being a sub Cpl for RMQ that's to use the qual, there were two Acting Cpls on our team who are RMQ'd.
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)
It's ok, they never did they were a more trusted safety staff.
On my RMQ we had a guy who had "just been promoted" to Cpl and the SASC Major would not let him continue until he was sent proof that he was substansive.
FFBox said:
As for being a sub Cpl for RMQ that's to use the qual, there were two Acting Cpls on our team who are RMQ'd.
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.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm odd yeah, maybe cos of RTC?
anyway how'd you get on with the Strensall angle?
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).

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