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Stapleford Cadets’ Are Top of the Class

Article posted: Mar 12, 2012 by Flt Lt Waplington

5 cadets from Stapleford Squadron have passed their Method of Instruction Course (MOI) assessments.
After many years of sitting exams and attending courses, some of the NCO team at 1360 Sqn have finally got their hands on the yellow Instructor cadet lanyards and are wearing them with pride around the Squadron.

Sitting exams ranging from, Basic navigation to Satellite communications and Propulsion, the cadets have passed with flying colours and in many cases excelled by achieving credits and even distinctions in some exams. After making the grade, they had to attend RAF Cottesmore to learn the teaching techniques and structure of how to teach a lesson ‘Cadet Style’ which will aid in later life as well!

Finally, the squadron received a visit from Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn, Wing staff officer for cadet development who assessed a 10 minute lesson from each cadet. These also had a wide variance, from Drill to Photography.
At the end of the night, the WSO announced that everybody had passed with flying colours and were then presented with their lanyards. More than over the moon, Cadet SGT Hatfield said “I really enjoyed developing my teaching skills. I never knew how a small change can make a big difference in the way we learn!”

The NCO’s will now combine these skills with others acquired on Wing NCO Courses to deliver lessons of the highest quality.

By Cadet F/S Osbiston
1360 Stapleford & Sandiacre SQN ATC