TA SAA Intructors, particularly in the infantry are a rare commodity. Should there be a weekend course avaiable to allow Senior NCO's to be SAA qualified? Reason - to be promoted you need to do a qualifying course - SCBC the course of choice. Unlike our regular friends this does not also consist of the SAA training so, people tend to do the tactics option not the SAA. They get promoted as they are qualified and then discover too late that they cannot take WHT's etc as they are not qualified. Alternative is to add 1 week SAA to SCBC and/or provide a catch up for those who have years of experience but just need to be tested to ensure they are at the right standard without having to spend 2 weeks on the death by pamphlet course run by the thalidomeid corps!