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Final NCO Courses for 2007 Held at RAF Cottesmore

Article posted: Dec 03, 2007 by sl6

Nearly 50 cadets from across the Wing attended the final Wing-run NCO courses for 2007 during the weekend of the 30th November – 2nd December 2007 at RAF Cottesmore. This brings the total number of cadets who have attended a Wing-run NCO course during 2007 to 134.

The Cadet Development Team (CDT) ran two NCO courses over the weekend, the Initial NCO Course and the Advanced NCO Course.

Initial NCO Course 3/07

The initial NCO course covered numerous aspects, including the role of a junior NCO, dress regulations and discipline as well as maintenance of uniform and drill.

In addition, the cadets on the course also had lectures that covered aspects of leadership & leadership theory, group discussions & scenarios along with presentation techniques, lesson planning and presentation skills.

Advanced NCO Course 3/07

Meanwhile, the cadets on the Advanced NCO course covered various presentations and practical exercises including, the role of a senior NCO, leadership theory, morale, communication, drill & drill theory, discipline and how to inspect uniform.

The advanced NCO course also covered presentation skills, team dynamics & constitution, interpersonal skills, getting things done, planning skills and a session on staff opportunities & adult uniformed service.

Sqn Ldr Mark Richards, Wing Training Officer – Cadet Development, commented “It has been another busy year for the Cadet Development Team who continue to deliver structured and progressive training for cadets within the Wing, we have filled a total of 233 cadet places on our BASIC, Cdt NCO and Cdt NCO DI training courses during 2007 – with the introduction of Multi-Training Weekends during 2008, hopefully we can build on this number and more cadets within the Wing can benefit from the training that is offered”.