Two Beeston staff members have attended the South and East Midlands Wing Prospective Uniform Course held at RAF Wittering over the weekend 25 – 26 March as part of their Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) career development. 1359 DSC_0151
Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) Jade Cox and Civilian Instructor (CI) Sarah Walley took part in the Learning and Development Centre (LDC) course which will pave the way for onward progression to uniform staff service. The course is staffed by the LDC training team and covers a wide reaching training portfolio designed to provide guidance for candidates who are at the point of choosing a career as a Commissioned Officer or Senior Non Commissioned Officer within the Cadet Forces.
The weekend consists of an introduction into the expectations of uniform Service and RAFAC uniform staff policies and roles. An essential in depth aspect of training relates to Health and Safety and the management of cadet welfare with group debate forming an important aspect of the course, especially in relation to social media and scenarios that staff are likely to encounter during their service.
Instruction is also received in the structure of both the Air Training Corps and the Royal Air Force with current RAF and NATO operational commitments along with current events discussed at length.
Running alongside the Pre Uniform Course, other Civilian Instructors from throughout the South and East Midlands who have recently joined the RAFAC took part in their initial two day staff training participated in the Civilian Instructors Induction Course.
CWO Cox, Lord Lieutenant Cadet for Nottinghamshire said; “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course; it has been insightful and has allowed me to confirm any queries I came to the course with. I was very challenged by all aspects, but I look forward to hearing my report”.
1359 Squadron Warrant Officer, WO Phillips is a long serving member of the Learning and Development Centre and delivered part of the weekend training. He said “The Prospective Uniform Course is a comprehensive two day course that is aimed at developing our volunteer staff and providing them with the knowledge and confidence to progress into a uniformed role within the organisation. As the Corps strives to provide high level training for our cadets, the same is true when it comes to the development of our staff”
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