Whats Involved with the SAA Course

#1
Due to go on a TA SAA course in a few weeks and trying to find out whats involved on the course, Ive heard theres a lot of "memorising" of the lesson to be done and im a little concerened in that Im not very good at quoting things verbatim

anyone been on the course recently that can give me a heads up on whats involved

Is it physically demanding (im fairly fit so not too worried if it is)

Is it a easy going course or is it skull fruck time? (again not worried either way just trying to go in forewarned)

Is there downtime or is your downtime spent doing homework revising/preparing your lesson etc
 
#2
smileriraq said:
Due to go on a TA SAA course in a few weeks and trying to find out whats involved on the course, Ive heard theres a lot of "memorising" of the lesson to be done and im a little concerened in that Im not very good at quoting things verbatim There is quite a lot of detail in the pam that you need to know as in instructor, get a copy of PAM 5 (one with all the ammendments up to date!) and read through rifle lessons 1-12, you get taught all the lessons you are expected to teach on the course, but if you go knowing a lot of the subject matter (recent and up to date!) it will save you much revision time

anyone been on the course recently that can give me a heads up on whats involved

Is it physically demanding (im fairly fit so not too worried if it is) Not phys based at all, you have to jog everywhere round camp but thats it

Is it a easy going course or is it skull fruck time? (again not worried either way just trying to go in forewarned) the instructors are relaxed, they are there to help, however there standards are high. There is a lot to take in and normally two lessons a night to prep to the format they will teach you

Is there downtime or is your downtime spent doing homework revising/preparing your lesson etc As above a lot of lesson prep but try not to overdo it, we got the middle saturday off

My bold

Hope this helps

Out of interest what Capbadge are you
 
#4
RA Capbadge recently transferred to RTC in Cardiff

Yes Ill be going to the course in May just trying to do the preparation now allready got PAM 5 and reading through it now but dont think Ill have it memorised by then

Looking forward to the course , just trying to ensure I dont embarrass myself so trying to do the groundwork now.

Many thanks for your help btw sticky confirms what i expected just got to go in with PMA and see what sticks now
 
#5
Jog! only if going to Brecon....apart from that yeah that was what mine was like. Make sure your per drills are good before you go, forget DIT/BIT style of teaching its good old MOIT.
 
#6
Well Brecon is where im off to but i dont mind a bit of jogging all helps keep me in shape.

now if i can just sort out my goldfish like short term memory out ill be fine
 

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