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NCO Courses held at Cottesmore

Article posted: Mar 03, 2009 by sl6

Nearly 40 cadets from across South & East Midlands Wing attended the first Wing-run NCO courses for 2009 during the weekend of the 27th February – 1st March 2009 at RAF Cottesmore.

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

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.


Cadets on the Initial NCO Course undertake a practical leadership exercise.

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.

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 cadets on the Drill Square.

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.