Nearly 40 cadets from across the Wing attended the first Wing-run NCO courses for 2008 during the weekend of the 29th February – 2nd March 2008 at RAF Cottesmore.
The Cadet Development Team (CDT) ran two NCO courses over the weekend, the Initial NCO Course and the Advanced NCO Course.
Initial NCO Course 1/08
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 1/08
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.