~The short range courseâ¦â¦. although it did help me realise that my county donât run ranges correctly (not that they are unsafe) it just seems like all they want to achieve is live to brass conversion and as many Cadets as possible to fire a few rounds.
The Course is the worse course I have EVER attended in the ACF and on Civi St!
The course was split over 2 weekends. Weekend one was mainly death by power point, and then we got handouts that you couldnât read as they were poorly print and not designed to be printed out as they were only power point slides. On the first weekend we had an instructor from the SAS.C (Skill at Arms School Corp). This was good as he was a fountain of knowledge but he couldnât make it on weekend two so one of his peers came in his place that was also a fountain of knowledge, but a different fountain. From what we had learnt from the first weekend we were then told some of it was incorrect, on top of this the Cadet Training Team was also instating a few of the lessons who also put a different slant on things.
I do under stand that rules for ranges are in black and white but they can easily be interpreted in different ways but you would think that members of the SAS.C and CTTs should be singing from the same song sheet.
I hated every second of it â through-out the course we (the students) were continually threatened with failing which obviously doesnât help when you are learning something new.
The course was designed by regular/ TA instructors and seemed like it had no ACF input; the instructional techniques+ sometimes came across like bullying. Most of the useful stuff was a things we learnt off each other or reading up from Manuals and pams. The rest of the course was merely designed to destroy your confidence and humiliate you mentally.
They even had the cheek to make someone feel they were unable to pass and leave the course so they didnât have to fill in the paperwork with someone failing.
Has anyone had the same problem????