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J/I/AMLC. Following the ratification of the various trade promotion boards, the relevant Manning Career Manager (CM) will inform individuals of their selection for advancement in rank through the JPA Assignment Notification and inform the Airmen’s Command Sqn (ACS) Course Loading Cell of those personnel granted acting rank. After consultation with the CM, ACS staff allocate places while trying to achieve a cross-section of trades on each of the courses and notify the individual of the nomination through JPA. In addition, notification letters detailing the required pre-course preparation are forwarded to unit Chief Clerks 14 weeks before the course is due to commence. Acknowledgement slips, sent with the notification letters, are to be returned to ACS Course Manning no later than 14 days after receipt, having been completed by the individual, their line manager and the Chief Clerk.




    1. NCA CMT 1 & 2. NCA sgts and FS with 4 years’ seniority in rank with a positive promotion recommendation endorsed by their flt cdr, may nominate themselves for CMT 1 or 2, as applicable. Applications are made to OC ACS, RAF Halton, using the form at Annex A, whereupon Course Loading Cell staff will allocate a training place.




    1. WOSP. The relevant Manning Desk Officer informs the individual of their selection for advancement through the JPA Assignment Notification and notifies the ACS Course Loading Cell of those personnel selected for promotion. ACS staffs then allocate personnel to a course and notify the individual of the nomination. Completion of the WOSP is to be achieved within the first year in rank. From Apr 10 completion of the WOSP has been a prerequisite for substantive promotion to WO.




    1. Short-notice J/I/AMLC and WOSP applications. Late applications for J/I/AMLC or the WOSP may only be accepted if there is sufficient time to complete the TEL requirements of the course and the individuals meet the medical fitness standards to attend the course.




  1. Joining instructions (JIs). A consolidated list of students selected for each course is sent to the parent unit of all applicants and constitutes the authority for movement. To ensure maximum take-up of available places the list may also include personnel selected as reserves to be called forward in the event that withdrawals occur. JIs will be sent directly to individual personnel (wherever possible electronically) approximately 6 weeks before the course start date. JIs for each of the ACS courses can be accessed through the RAF Halton Intranet site which also gives access to the contact details of ACS staff, the course programme and reference material.




  1. Course withdrawal after place allocation. Such is the AFBSC’s determination to ensure that generic PMD(A) is undertaken at the time most beneficial to the development of the individual that strict procedures on bids for variation to course attendance have been prepared. If an individual (or a unit on their behalf), wishes to withdraw from a course on Service, Medical (a copy of the FMed 566 must be included) or compassionate grounds after a place has been allocated, the applicant’s supervising officer is to present the case to appropriate staff for approval, as follows:




    1. J/I/AMLC and WOSP. The individual’s 2RO (or commander of minimum rank of sqn ldr/Grade C2) is to forward, electronically, the completed Form (Annex B), which is to include non-available dates for attendance, through the unit Chief Clerk to Air Mann-Sec StanEval CMLO (MULTIUSER) for consideration. Where withdrawal is approved, OC ACS will allocate a place on the next most suitable course, having taken account of the individual’s availability, and will notify the relevant Manning CM and inform the individual of the re-booking via JPA34. Where the rationale for withdrawal is not supported, for example because repeated deferral bids or where there may be potential career implications, the case will be forwarded to DACOS Manning Ops Support for consideration or for administrative action to be initiated.




    1. NCA CMT 1 or 2. NCA who either voluntarily withdraw from (by using the form at Annex C) or refuse to attend a CMT course without acceptable reason will be regarded as having refused promotion and the provisions of AP 3376 Vol 1 Part 2 Chapter 6 will apply35; ACS staff will complete Form 6009 (Withdrawal from Training Form).




  1. Course deferral. While engagement in generic PMD(A) courses have been set at optimal timings for the development of the individual, operational and personal circumstances may necessitate the deferral of course attendance:




    1. Ground trade NCO, WO and MAcr. Personnel seeking to defer course attendance beyond 6 months in acting rank are required to electronically submit their case using the form at Annex B. Personnel who have reached 4 months in acting rank and who have not been allocated a course place are to contact their CM to secure a Manning priority allocation.




    1. NCA CMT. NCA who have not completed CMT by the time of their selection for promotion to FS or to MAcr, will be allocated a course by Manning. Should it not be possible for Service reasons to allocate training vacancies before the due date for promotion, the NCA will be granted normal paid acting rank from the due date, with seniority reinstated retrospectively upon passing the CMT course. Those who do not meet the required standard at the end of the course will be given the opportunity to retake the course within 12 months. Failure to retake the course within the time (effectively an agreed deferral) or failure to attain the required standard at the second attempt will result in the removal of the individual’s name from the promotion field; attendance at JMLC or IMLC is not an acceptable alternative.

Annexes:



      1. Application form for NCA CMT.

      2. Application to defer or withdraw attendance from J/I/AMLC or WOSP.

      3. Application to defer NCA CMT.

Annex A to

Chapter 3 of

AP 7000
Application form for NCA CMT 1 and 2


Rank/Seniority


Service number

First names

Surname

Year of birth


Specialisation

Appointment


Parent unit

First choice course no: From: To:

Second choice course no: From: To:

Third choice course no: From: To:

Applicant's supporting comments – including details of previous applications:


Applicant’s signature


Date


Contact no and email


Supporting comments by supervising officer (eg sqn cdr):



Supervisory Officer’s signature, rank and name

Appointment

Date




Contact no and email

For use by ACS

Allocated course / no:










Send applications direct to ACS Course Manning, RAF Halton, AYLESBURY, Bucks HP22 5PG. Electronic applications are acceptable but must be supported by an audit trail that clearly shows support from the applicant’s command chain.


Annex B to

Chapter 3 of

AP 7000
Application to defer/withdraw attendance on/from J/I/AMLC or WOSP


Name

Rank

Service no.

Seniority

Unit and Trade















Rationale by Line Manager for request to defer/withdraw attendance on J / I / AMLC or WOSP:

Original course dates:

(to be completed)

Dates NOT available to attend a course:

(to be completed)



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details












Commander’s endorsement (minimum sqn ldr) to defer/withdraw attendance on J/I/AMLC or WOSP Once complete email to Air Mann-Sec StanEval CMLO (MULTIUSER) through Unit Chief Clerk:




Name

Rank

Post

Contact details













Air Mann-Sec PolDev Sgt Comments/Action – To ACS for deferment or withdrawal action:



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details












ACS Comments/Action - To include reallocation of a training place as necessary and inform CMLO/Staneval and WO RFMC for Reservists, Op Sponsor for RAuxAF:




Name

Rank

Post

Contact Details


Annex C to

Chapter 3 of

AP 7000
Application to defer/withdraw attendance on/from NCA CMT


Name

Rank

Service no.

Seniority

Post















Rationale by subject for request to defer/withdraw attendance on CMT 1 or 2:



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details












Endorsement by Commander (minimum sqn ldr) to defer/withdraw attendance on CMT 1/2:



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details













Manning comments/action (SO2 RFMC for Reservists, Op Sponsor for RAuxAF):



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details












ACS action:


Name

Rank

Post

Contact Details














Chapter 4
Officer PMD(A) courses – engagement and application procedures


    1. The policy concerning all PMD(A) engagement has been covered in Chapter 2 of this AP. Of particular note is that officers are personally responsible for initiating their application for course attendance, although Manning will also be involved at key points. This chapter outlines the procedures to be followed by officers when applying for attendance on specific courses and the actions necessary when seeking a variance from the PMD(A) programme.




    1. Course loading procedures. PMD(A) residential course loading for officers is undertaken by AWC staff at RAF Cranwell for the SBAWC , Reserve Officer Initial Training (ROIT) and HAWC, and by RAFD staff at JSCSC for JODP and ICSC(A) courses. A small number of places on each of the RAFD course will be reserved for Manning or Reservist nominations; if these places are not taken up, they will be made available for general allocation:




    1. SBAWC. SERE personnel and Reservist officers who were commissioned before the introduction of the SBAWC in 2006 may apply to attend the 2-week SBAWC course at any time. The application form to attend the AWC Cranwell delivered course is at Annex A.




    1. JODP courses. The RAFD, JSCSC, currently run JODP courses for new cohort personnel (IOT graduates from Jul 06 onwards) and provide JOD2 places for legacy cohort officers (commissioned before Jul 06). Course places will normally be available to eligible officers on a first-come, first-served basis. All JO course applicants must confirm their availability with their line management or Phase 2 Directing Staff prior to booking a course36. Course dates are published annually by DIN and on http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/jscsc/courses To book a place, individuals contact the RAFD course administrators by telephone with their first choice and with 2 alternative course preferences available. The RAFD course administrator contact numbers are: military 96161 8204 or 8244; commercial 01793 78 8204 or 8244. Following a check of course eligibility and availability, registration will be confirmed at the time of application. JO will normally be allocated to a course of their choice. However, course places will be allocated to ensure a representative mix of branches. If a first-choice course is not available, an alternative course will be agreed. Following this telephone contact, the RAFD will send email confirmation to applicants and line managers. The window for attendance on each part of the JODP is between 18 and 30 months from the last generic PMD(A) course, including IOT37.




    1. Short-notice JODP applications. Late applications for JODP courses may only be accepted if there is sufficient time to complete the TEL requirements of the course.




    1. ICSC(A). New cohort sqn ldrs, when notified by Manning Desk Officers of their selection for acting rank, will wherever possible be allocated a ICSC(A) place to help ensure that the mandatory training is completed within the first year in rank. Officers who self-nominate should identify 3 courses, in order of preference at least 16 weeks prior to the start of the first course. Course dates are published annually in advance by DIN and through the ICSC(A) web page www.da.mod.uk/colleges/jscsc/courses which also contains the contact details of the RAFD Admin Office. The ICSC(A) application form is at Annex B. It is imperative that an applicant’s availability on the desired dates is cleared by their chain of command as the process for course withdrawal after a place has been allocated will require AOC/2* endorsement. Once the form is signed, with supporting comments if appropriate, the completed application should be forwarded directly to the Admin Office, RAFD, JSCSC. Applications will also be accepted from substantive flt lts who appear on the promotion selection list issued by Manning. The boarding process for each ICSC(A) conducted by the RAFD will attempt to produce a balance between branches, experience and expertise. Fifteen weeks before the start of each course the list of applications will be forwarded to ACOS Manning for assessment. The final course list takes account of inputs from Career Managers and any supporting comments from the application form. Places for the ICSC(A) will normally be allocated in accordance with the following priorities although this may be varied in the interests of the Service or to meet the career needs of individuals as directed by ACOS Manning:

(1) Priority 1 – New cohort officers including flt lts identified by ACOS Manning as being on the promotion selection list.


(2) Priority 2 – Mid-cohort officers with seniority between 1 Jan 07 and 1 Jul 08 inclusive.
(3) Priority 3 – Legacy cohort officers with seniority pre-dating 1 Jan 07.


    1. Short-notice ICSC(A) bids. Short-notice nominations by Career Managers or personal applications may be made within 10 weeks of the course start. However, the supporting case for short-notice attendance must reflect the needs of the Service and be strongly supported by the chain of command. Allocation of a place will also be dependent on there being sufficient time to complete the DL requirements of the course.




    1. HAWC. Non-AST and non-8-week ICSC(A) qualified wg cdrs are personally responsible for initiating their application for the HAWC with the AWC, RAF Cranwell. Sqn ldrs with seniority of 1 Jul 02 or before may attend the HAWC and gain APL that will qualify them to be viewed by wg cdr promotion boards after 1 Jul 12, without having attended ICSC(A). The HAWC application from is at Annex A. Places on the HAWC will be allocated in accordance with the following priorities:

(1) Priority 1 – Non-AST qualified wg cdrs within the first year of rank.


(2) Priority 2 – Non-AST qualified wg cdrs with seniority beyond 1 year.
(3) Priority 3 – Non-ICSC(A) qualified legacy cohort sqn ldrs.
(4) Priority 4 – 4 week-ICSC(A) qualified sqn ldrs.


    1. JI. JI for RAFD-run courses will be available on the PMD(A) Online site. A list of selected students will be sent to the students’ parent units about 10 weeks before a course starts; this list constitutes the authority for movement. JIs for AWC Cranwell courses will be sent directly to the individuals.




    1. Course withdrawal after place allocation. Such is the AFBSC’s determination to ensure that generic PMD(A) is undertaken at the time most beneficial to the development of the individual that strict procedures on bids for variation to course attendance have been prepared. If the individual, or a unit on their behalf, wishes to withdraw from a course on Service or compassionate grounds after a place has been allocated, the applicant’s supervising officer is to present the case to appropriate staffs for approval, as follows:




    1. JODP. The individual’s supervising officer must immediately inform SO1 JODP by telephone or e-mail. This notification must be followed by written support, using the form at Annex C, clearly showing that the station commander (or equivalent) supports the withdrawal. Where withdrawal is merited, SO1 JODP will allocate a place on the next most suitable course, having taken account of the individual’s availability, and will notify the relevant Manning Desk Officer and the individual of the re-booking. Where the rationale for withdrawal is not supported, for example because of repeated deferral bids or where there may be career implications, the case will be forwarded to DACOS Manning Ops Support for consideration or administrative action.




    1. ICSC(A). Due to the length of the course, its importance as PET and competition for places, bids to withdraw from attending an ICSC(A) after an allocation has been made require endorsement by the individual’s 2* commander on a case-by-case basis. On completion of the Form at Annex D the relevant Manning Desk Officer will nominate the individual to the next most appropriate course having taken account of future availability to attend; this may be later in, or on completion of, the tour. The Desk Officer nomination takes precedence over any other course place allocation.38




    1. SBAWC and HAWC. Following confirmation of an allocated place, students wishing to withdraw from the SBAWC39 or HAWC should state their reasons in writing to the OC AWC Cranwell. Alternate dates for future attendance should be included in the notification.




    1. Course deferral. While engagement in generic PMD(A) courses have been set at optimal timings for the development of the individual, operational and personal circumstances may necessitate the deferral of course attendance.




  1. JODP. The attendance window for each element of the JODP is 18 to 30 months from the previous element of the JODP (including IOT) which should provide sufficient flexibility to permit personnel and their supervising officers to plan attendance. Only robust cases submitted on the Form at Annex C may attract a deferral. The maximum deferral for any element of JODP is an additional 6 months - that is up to a maximum of 36 months from the previous JODP residential element.




  1. ICSC(A). Dispensation to defer attendance on ICSC(A) beyond the first year in rank may, in exceptional circumstances be given. Those considered unable to complete ICSC(A) by the end of their first 12 months in rank must, however, have the reasons for non-attendance approved by the relevant AOC/2*. Bids to defer attendance are to be made on the form at Annex D. Should the deferral bid be approved, then the individual’s Desk Officer will, after consultation with the individual concerned, allocate a course place and inform the RAFD, JSCSC of the future nomination.

6. Reserve forces course deferment / withdrawals. Notwithstanding the outside influences that affect Reservists, any withdrawal from a course once a place has been allocated must be submitted using the appropriate form at Annex C or Annex D. The minimum rank for 2RO Endorsement should be:




  1. For ICSC(AR), OF5 for FTRS/ADC and the Op Sponsor for RAuxAF.



  2. For JODP, OF4 for FTRS/ADC and the Op Sponsor for RAuxAF.

The withdrawal application should then be sent to SO2 RFMC, HQ Air Comd for action, copied to the RAFD at JSCSC. 


Annexes:


  1. Application form for SBAWC and HAWC

  2. Application form for ICSC(A)/ICSC(AR).

  3. Application to defer or withdraw attendance from JOD 1/2/3 .

  4. Application to defer or withdraw attendance from ICSC(A)/ICSC(AR).


Annex A to

Chapter 4 of

AP 7000

PROTECT - STAFF

(When Completed)






Air Warfare Centre, RAF Cranwell
AWC Cranwell course application form

(Please print in block capitals)


Service

Branch/Regt/Trade

Service Number










Rank

Initials

First Name

Surname













Nationality

Unit (Sqn)/Post/Appointment







Current Address (include postcode/BFPO)

Telephone/Fax Contact Number




Tel:



Fax:

Current UK Defence E-Mail address




Do you require Service Accommodation at RAF Cranwell whilst on the Course?

(Civil E-Mail address if no access to Defence E-Mail address)

Yes No (Delete as required)




Course Title and Number applying for:

Course Dates and Second Choice Course Dates




1.
2.

For Officer Commanding/Immediate Superior/Line Manager- Confirmation of availability40

Signature:

Rank:
Name:



PROTECT - STAFF

(When completed)



PROTECT - STAFF

(When completed)




Brief Service CV (Last 3 tours including Operational Deployments and approx dates)

Location

Appointment/Post

Dates




























Reason for requesting Course

(eg: Pre-Employment Training/Pre QWI/Personal Development)




Course-specific Information

HAWC Only

Name as it appears in your Passport




All EW Courses

/QMETI/CQWIGS/

JAWEC

Ac type or broad employment type

(eg: Typhoon, Eng FJ, Tac ATC etc)




JTC/TAC/JAWEC/All EW Courses

Next Appointment and date in post and/or augmentee status




HAWC/ABSC/JTC/TAC/AEWC

Can you access this Intranet Site from work?

http://awc.cranwell.raf.r.mil.uk/live/default.htm

Yes No
(Delete as required)


Please send completed form to: Mrs Linda Broughton
Tel: Civil: ++44(0)1400 266410 DFTS: (9)5751 Ext 6410

Mail: AWC Course Coord, RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincs, NG 34 8HB

E-Mail (Mil): CRN AWC-Trg Cse Coord

Fax (Insecure): Civil: ++44 (0)400 262056 DFTS: (9)5751 ext 6614

Signal Address: AIRWARCEN RAF CRANWELL SIC: JAB



PROTECT - STAFF

(When completed)

Annex B to

Chapter 4 of

AP 7000

Application form for ICSC(A)/ICSSC(AR)


Substantive rank and seniority


Acting rank with Date of Appointment


First names


Surname


Service number

Year of birth


Type of commission

PC / SSC / Reserve



Branch


Appointment



Parent unit


Forecast posting

Unit: Date



Exit date


CST symbols awarded (qss/qcc, JODP)



Force Development Sqn informed


Service Address


Course availability: Note this is not an order of preference.

Course no From To



Course no From To

Course no From To

Applicant's supporting comments. This space need only be used if there are important factors that affect the timing of your ability to attend ICSC(A) (for example forthcoming prolonged overseas deployment which will limit the opportunity to attend ICSC(A) within the prescribed timeframe):


Applicant’s signature


Date


Contact no and email


Supporting comments by supervising officer. This space need only be used to inform the course selection panel of special circumstances affecting the application.


I support the choices of ICSC(A) courses selected by the applicant.

Supervisory officer’s signature, rank and name




Appointment


Date

Contact no and email

Send applications direct to Admin Office at RAFD, JSCSC, Defence Academy, Shrivenham, SWINDON SN6 8TS. Electronic applications are acceptable but must be supported by an audit trail that clearly shows support from the applicant’s command chain. Reservist personnel should send applications to SO2 RFMC, Reserves Branch, Gladiator Block, HQ Air Comd, RAF High Wycombe HP14 4UE.

Annex C to

Chapter 4 of

AP 7000
Application to defer/withdraw attendance on/from JOD 1/2/3


Name

Rank

Service No.

Seniority

Post & Unit















Rationale by 1RO for request to defer/withdraw attendance of the named JO from course no:


Name

Rank

Post (1RO)

Contact Details












Mandatory endorsement by 2RO to the request to defer/withdraw attendance (Op Sponsor for RAuxAF, OF4 for FTRS/ADC :



Name

Rank

Post (2RO)

Contact Details













Manning Comments/Action (SO2 RFMC for Reservists, Op Sponsor for RAuxAF):



Name

Rank

Post

Contact Details












RAFD Action (including reallocation of a course place):



Name

Rank

Post

Date













Annex D to

Chapter 4 of

AP 7000
Application to defer/withdraw attendance on/from ICSC(A)/ICSC(AR)


Name

Rank

Service no.

Seniority

Post















Rationale by 1RO for request to defer attendance of the named sqn ldr:



Name

Rank

Post (1RO)

Contact details












Endorsement by 2RO to the request to defer attendance (Op Sponsor for RAuxAF, OF5 for FTRS/ADC) :



Name

Rank

Post (2RO)

Contact details













AOC/2*’s comments:



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details












Manning action (SO2 RFMC for Reservists, Op Sponsor for RAuxAF):



Name

Rank

Post

Contact details













Chapter 5
Generic PMD(A) governance


  1. RAF education and training is provided so that personnel have the ability to undertake their operational or support tasks competently. To be effective and efficient, appropriate development opportunities need to be delivered at the right point in a Service person’s career. To ensure this happens in a co-ordinated manner, AOC 22 (Trg) Gp has been nominated by the Air Comd Board to be the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for generic training and is thus the TRA41. Within the wider context of military development, the TRA responds to tri-Service policy issued by the Training Education Skills and Resettlement (TESR)42 and follows the principles of the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT)43.




  1. The governance and management tasks relating to RAF generic PMD(A) in Phase 1 (initial officer or airman training), Phase 2 (initial specialist training) and Phase 3 (command, management, staff and leadership training) and supporting workplace FD activities is vested in a single body, the GETC, RAF Cranwell, whose staff act as the TRA’s agents on behalf of AOC 22 (Trg) Gp. GETC staff do, however, also respond to policy amplification and direction articulated in a variety of APs44 and specialist advice from other 22 (Trg) Gp staffs.




  1. The range and volume of material encompassed by generic PMD(A) is immense and is drawn from a variety of sources. For some topics, legislation dictates the material to be taught and its timing. In other subject areas MoD and lead Service staffs have generated policies with clear direction on the duration, frequency and standards to be achieved. In other areas loosely defined General Service Knowledge, culture and ethos is generated through the accumulation of experiences, collective and individual development opportunities with minimal governance. Amalgamation of all inputs is controlled by the GETC. Due to career development implications, Manning staff, led by DACOS Manning Ops Spt, provide additional advice and guidance on the governance of generic PMD(A) policy. The roles and responsibilities of the GETC staff are at Annex A while details of staff contacts and GETC outputs can also be found on the RLI at http://www.cranwell.raf.r.mil.uk/uk/live/GETC. The roles and responsibilities of supporting staffs include Manning, Trade and Branch Sponsors and Reserves staff are at Annex B.




  1. The various requirements for generic PMD(A) are received from key stakeholders and analysed by GETC staff to identify the optimum timing and method of delivery. The outcomes are then reflected in a single document, the GETR, for use by education and training deliverers and resource managers. Under DSAT, Customer Executive Boards (CEB) are instituted to ensure the continued focus of effort and relevance of GETR content is being delivered by the training providers. The roles and responsibilities of the training providers of the FTE, FD Sqns and external providers are at Annex C.

Annexes:



    1. Roles and responsibilities of the GETC as TRA agents.

    2. Roles and responsibilities of supporting staff (including manning, trade and branch sponsors.

    3. Roles and responsibilities of training providers (including formal training establishments, FD sqns and external providers.


Annex A to

Chapter 5 of

AP 7000

Roles and responsibilities of GETC as TRA agents


Ser

Roles

Responsibilities

(a)

(b)

(c)

1

Perform the duties of the 22 (Trg) Gp generic TRA for RAF Phase 1 training, along with the generic content of Phases 2 and 3 training and FD, in order to develop the essential non-specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to equip RAF personnel to become effective war-fighters and advocates of air power.

Set a coherent development curriculum from AC to wg cdr through the creation and management of the GETR that will also be the measure upon which the training delivery will be evaluated. Set input and output standards and the training requirements for generic training; link where possible to National Occupational Standards and other government competency standards.

In concert with Manning staff, lead on the formation and maintenance of PMD(A) engagement policy for regular and reservist personnel as published in AP 7000 and ensure its alignment with other RAF and Defence policies.

Identify, manage and reflect new generic training policies in the GETR.

Identify and allocate the optimum methods and media of the delivery vehicle along with the timing and depth required for each development opportunity.

Ensure appropriate resourcing to meet the requirements of PMD(A).

Ensure that the specific requirements of the RAF Leadership Strategy, Air Warfare Training Strategy and FD Strategy are reflected in the GETR.

Ensure compliance with DSAT standards, MOD policy and TESR protocols.

Set the look and feel of blended learning techniques.

Set and maintain the assessment strategy and policy for PMD(A).

Provide governance over the supporting contracts of organisations engaged in the delivery of generic education and training to RAF students in Phases 1 and 3 (notably KCL Cranwell and Halton).

Ensure that a robust management structure is in place to govern the diverse delivery range of generic education and training.

Engage in active liaison with all stakeholders, including subject matter experts (SME), branch and trade sponsors and delivery staffs to ensure generic development requirements are reflected in generic and specialist courses and training opportunities as necessary.

Ensure maintenance of GETC SME across all generic education domains to identify emerging educational trends and ensure that the GETR reflects current doctrine and promotes best practice through active liaison with other policy makers, educational bodies, academic research and learning conference attendance.

Develop and maintain Service Level Agreements (SLA) with training deliverers including the JSCSC and AWC Cranwell. Conduct and support training governance through the Customer Executive Board (CEB) process. Process to include an annual assessment of content delivered to ensure relevance of output and achievement of development uplift.

Review the GETR in response to lessons identified and adjust as necessary.

Maintain effective communication of the continuing generic development requirement and publicise amendments as soon as practicable.

Coordinate GETR register development, maintenance and currency. (Routine GETR refresh to occur 6 monthly).

Initiate audit and evaluation of training delivery to monitor outputs to ensure effective generic development

Provide advice and assistance on training design and practices to delivery staff in Phases 1, 2 and 3, including FD staff.

Set and maintain standardisation in training the trainer to ensure commonality across generic deliverers and the adoption of best practice. Provide advice on generic instructor/trainer issues.

Provide education and training guidance to non-RAF development organisations.

2

Act as the RAF focal point for the development of Command, Leadership and Management (CLM) training.


Manage RAF leadership development and publicise through AP 7001.

Analyse RAF CLM requirements for placement in the GETR.

Align RAF leadership policy with the RAF Development Plan.

Organise, manage and run a biennial RAF Leadership Conference on behalf of CAS.

Provide and project leadership SME advice, guidance and direction as necessary.

Manage and administer the RAF’s advanced leadership activities:

  • Leadership Masters' distance learning Programme (MA for 4 RAF personnel every year).

  • USAF Senior Leadership Programme for gp capt and WO.

  • Prince’s Trust Challenge Cymru.

  • Windsor Leadership Trust for wg cdrs.

Manage, administer and develop further the RAF Leadership Mentoring Scheme that provides all RAF personnel access to a mentor outside of their chain of command.

Provide advice on the means of delivering training to develop the RAF Leadership Attributes and ensure the means exists to enhance an individual's abilities.

Conduct research into the utilization of concepts such as psychometric testing, ambiguity and emotional intelligence within the RAF. Includes psychometric training policy.

Editorial responsibility for AP1. Communicate to all RAF personnel the importance of the contribution that RAF ethos, core values & standards, and heritage make to the moral component of fighting power.

3

Act as the RAF focal point for the development of generic Air Power education and Air Warfare training.

Analyse RAF Air Power (and education) and Air Warfare (application/skills training) requirements for placement in the GETR.

Provide and project Air Power/Air Warfare SME advice, guidance and direction as necessary.

Introduce a Station Air Warfare Organisation to promote Air Power knowledge and Air Warfare skills.

Implementation and maintenance of AP/AW blended learning and oversight of internally produced material. Manage the commercial production of current and future AP/AW blended learning.

4

Act as the RAF focal point for the development of General Service Training (GST) and generic FD (FDS, FDTC and FDTS) activities.

Analyse RAF GST and FD requirements for placement in the GETR, to include command management and staff skills, RAF ethos, core values and standards; and heritage, deployed ops training and common military skills domains.

Provide and project GST and FD SME advice, guidance and direction as necessary.

Formulate and implement staff assistance visit programme for FD community.

5

Act as the RAF focal point for staff ride activities.

Provide governance to, and set the policy for, RAF Staff Ride activities.

Authorise RAF Staff Rides, or provide advice, and act as arbiter of the ‘value added’ to Staff Ride bids by agreeing (or recommending alternate) leadership and air power objectives.

Maintain a database of best practice that includes approved sites that meet development criteria and those where difficulties (cultural or logistical) have occurred.

6

Act as the PMD(A) Online owner.

Provision and maintenance of an electronic, interactive PMD(A) website, as a sub-set of the Defence Learning Portal (DLP) (and in accordance with their data management, protection measures and security protocols), that provides a learning platform with an engagement recording facility.

Provide top level administration of the PMD Online site. Authorise sub-user accounts and local administration rights to permit course loading, on-line tutoring and visitor overview.

Provide advice on technical solutions to learning package development. Manage the self-authoring production and maintenance of e-learning material for the PMD(A) site and DLP as necessary.

Ensure the provision of efficient and effective technical support to PMD Online.

Remain informed of latest and emerging technologies and trends used to create and support the development and operation of e-learning material.

Provide a searchable database to display GETR competences for individuals, rank groupings and course profiles.

Maintain the GETC and PMD(A) websites.

Create a community of practice for training deliverers and support organisations.

7

Continued implementation of AFBSC ROAD recommendations45.

Complete the transition tasks relating to the demise of the ROAD IPT46 and assume responsibility for all future implementation of extant ROAD recommendations.

A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is held between 22 (Trg) Gp and the JSCSC which details the customer/supplier relationship, records the responsibilities of both parties and formalises the outputs and services provided by the JSCSC, through RAFD, on behalf of the Central TLB. The output is the provision of the agreed number of trained RAF personnel in accordance with the Statement of Trained Requirement (SOTR) produced by AOC 22 (Trg) Gp, at the standards defined in the agreed Formal Training Statement (FTS) for military training provided by the JSCSC. An extract from SLA – JSCSC/1750/3/RAF dated Jun 08 outlining the responsibilities of the customer follows:

Ser

Roles and Responsibilities of COS Trg as the training customer

1

Develop the RAF SOTR.

2

Act as the TRA for all activities covered by the SLA.

3

Generate and maintain the operational performance requirement and evaluate the total formal training delivered against the Operational Performance Statement (OPS).

4

Provide the OPS.

5

Provide an accurate yearly statement of the numbers required, by branch/trade/ specialisation (where appropriate), to meet the FTS.

6

Advise the JSCSC of new training requirements through the CEB.

7

Endorse the FTS.

8

Maximise the uptake of allocated training in the extant SOTT, ensuring that personnel released to training meet the minimum entry standards for courses as specified in the Course Documentation.

9

Ensure that the ILPMD(Air) CEB is chaired appropriately.

10

Provide empowered representation on the relevant CEB and any subordinate functional working groups, such as Customer Working groups.

11

Set or endorse the civilian professional standards required to meet rank/grade and branch/ trade/specialisation accreditation requirements.

12

Provide timely feedback to JSCSC through the DSAT External Validation (EXVAL) process on the effectiveness of the training.

13

Represent the requirement for Performance Appraisals and course reports, where appropriate, for all personnel under training in accordance with current practice and within an appropriate due date (COS Pers to advise AOC 22 (Trg) Gp on requirement).

14

Provide specialist speakers / lecturers to courses.

15

Provide requisite number of qualified RAF officers to act as Directing Staff.

16

Advise on the development and Pre-Employment Training for RAFD tutors.
The Roles and responsibilities of the (JSCSC) supplier are at Annex C to Chapter 5.
Annex B to

Chapter 5 of

AP 7000
Roles and responsibilities of supporting staffs
Manning


  1. While engagement in through-life generic PMD(A) is predominantly the responsibility of the individual and their command chain, Manning plays an important role in helping to maintain momentum. The fundamental linkage between PMD(A) and career progression is manifested annually through the O/SJAR that leads to promotion and, routinely, when tour review dates are reached. At each of these points, Manning Desk Officers/Drafters provide the opportunity to review the development progress and provide feedback on potential when viewed across each of the ranks. Failure to conduct generic PMD(A) within the prescribed timeframe may adversely affect the full realisation of an individual’s potential and could render the individual liable to administrative action under QR 1027 with associated career implications. Similarly, failure of the command chain to permit timely engagement in the PMD(A) programme47 for reasons other than operational imperatives may render the line management liable to formal redress. However, safeguards exist for personnel involved in posts/ appointments/ roles where operational imperatives outweigh the generic PMD(A) timing requirements. Notably, and notwithstanding the engagement timing embodied in the PMD(A) policy, COS Pers may override these requirements in the interests of the Service on a case-by-case basis.




  1. Specifically, Manning will:




    1. Inform ACS staff of personnel selected for promotion in order that they may be allocated a place on the appropriate promotion course.




    1. Nominate new cohort sqn ldrs (or flt lts who are on the Promotion Selection List) to attend the ICSC(A) within the first year of acting sqn ldr rank.




    1. Encourage maximum engagement with PMD(A) and endeavour to achieve necessary course attendance prior to undertaking role training.




    1. Provide advice on prioritisation of course applicants where nominations exceed the number of places available.




    1. Consider any bid to withdraw or defer attendance from PMD(A) courses where there are clear career implications or when repeated deferral bids have been made by an individual which may lead to administrative action under QR 1027.




    1. Make priority course nominations in the interests of the Service or the individual on a case-by-case basis.




    1. On behalf of COS Pers, advise AOC 22 (Trg) Gp on the requirement for course reports.


Branch and trade sponsors


  1. Each of the Branches and Trades (B-and-T) have a titular head and a sponsor. The B-and-T sponsors occupy an important position in the management of RAF manpower. They are ultimately responsible to the titular head for proposing branch-and-trade specific policies, applicable to regular and reserve personnel, which are necessary to sustain the output of the Service. Full details of the B-and-T sponsor’s remit can be found in GAI 1058; a brief synopsis of the B-and-T sponsor responsibilities follows:




Ser

Responsibilities



Provide B-and-T advice on establishment, recruiting, training, manning, career and retention issues, including entry criteria and necessary ground medical standards.



Provide specialist advice to Pers Pol (Emp Pol) staff for AP 3376 policy publications.



Provide specialist advice and act as a focal point for B-and-T job evaluation.



Monitor B-and-T sustainability and initiate remedial action where necessary.



In conjunction with operational output sponsors:

  • Support manpower planning process (iaw AP 3390) and provide specialist comment to the Position Establishment Committee.

  • Ensure tasks correctly allocated to B-and-T to avoid overlap, whilst evaluating opportunities for adaptive-and multi-skilling.

  • Provide specialist input to B-and-T reviews.



Ensure the head of B-and-T are fully informed on all B-and-T major issues.



Develop and maintain Operational Performance Statement for each B-and-T (support provided 22 Gp Training Analysis Centre).



Scrutiny and approval of FTS.



Act as sponsor for Phase 2 and 3 career training for each B-and-T (iaw AP 3379 Lflt 1020).



Ensure appropriate course external validation and evaluation is undertaken (support provided by 22 (Trg) Gp).



Provide B-and-T guidance in support of DWR/CMLO policy.



Provide advice on B-and-T requirements of APET and exchange appointments.



Identification and promotion of B-and-T accreditation opportunities.



Provide specialist advice to non-RAF TLB initiatives including the development of support solutions and commercial partnerships.



Manage the Accelerated Incremental Pay process.



Ensure comprehensive briefing of B-and-T issues to all affected personnel.



Liaison with GETC staff for the integration of generic requirements into specialist B-and-T development.


Other 22 (Trg) Gp staff


  1. Training Policy.




  1. Audit and Evaluation staffs are responsible for:




    1. Auditing the effectiveness and efficiency of all Training Establishments delivering generic education and training, in accordance with JSP 822.




    1. Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of RAF Phase 1 and 2 training, including both generic elements and force development aspects contained within that training, in accordance with AP 3379 Lft 1220.




    1. Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of Phase 3 training, including both generic elements and force development aspects contained within that training, by request from the appropriate TRA, in accordance with AP 3379 Lft 1220.




    1. Advising OC GETC of the relevant lessons identified from training and operations (via the TIF and OOA feedback mechanism).




  1. Accreditation staff are responsible for:




    1. Utilising the GETR to ensure that accreditation opportunities are optimised.




    1. Advising OC GETC of accreditation issues that have influence on GETR content.




    1. Assisting GETC SO1s in identifying alternative means of realising competencies within the GETR for accreditation purposes.

Annex C to

Chapter 5 of

AP 7000

Roles and responsibilities of training providers
FTE
RAF Halton


  1. Phase 1 – Recruit Training Sqn (RTS).

Ser

Roles & responsibilities of RTS.

1

Design and deliver generic Training and Education to meet the effective indicator (EI) outcomes of the GETR for new recruits.

2

Maintain a cross-mapping of the FTE’s Training Objectives (TOs) to meet the EI outcomes of the GETR and work in consultation with, and under the direction of the GETC as the TRA, in response to new or changing training requirements.

3

In consultation with, and in response to direction from the GETC, design an assessment strategy to test student output in meeting the TOs.

4

Advise the GETC of any proposed changes to their training which may affect either training time or delivery of TO.

5

Undertake Internal Validation (InVal) activity to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the training of the FTE in delivering the required training outcomes.

6

Undertake 1st Party Audit activity to assess the FTE’s adherence to Training Education Skills and Resettlement (TESR) policy, including DSAT compliance.

7

Assist the GETC and other 2nd Party Training Assurance activities, including External Validation and Audit.

8

Report to the Customer Executive Board (CEB) Working Group at OF4 level and the CEB at OF5 level the outcome of any audit, evaluation OFSTED or Department of Industry, Training & Commerce (DITC) inspection or visit activity at their FTE.




  1. Phase 3 – ACS. The output of ACS is the provision of the agreed number of trained RAF personnel in accordance with the Statement of Trained Requirement (SOTR) produced by AOC 22 (Trg) Gp, at the standards defined in the agreed FTS for military training provided by ACS. The roles and responsibilities are as follows:

Ser

Roles & responsibilities of ACS.

1

Develop the SOTR into an agreed training programme, which can be sufficiently resourced.

2

Schedule courses to achieve the outputs specified/agreed in the training programme.

3

Develop efficient and effective training options/solutions within available resources.

4

Provide requisite number of qualified RAF SNCO instructors to act as directing staff appropriate to each ACS course.

5

Design, develop, deliver and review training to achieve the Performance, Conditions and Standards specified in the endorsed FTS; to include the Interval validation of the Training Performance Statement (TPS).

6

Apply Training Education Skills and Resettlement (TESR) policies, processes and procedures to all Training and Education activities in accordance with JSP 822.

7

Ensure that the totality of the formal training provided to personnel in each trade group/ specialisation at each rank is evaluated against qualitative and quantitative Performance Indicators (PI).

8

Render Performance Appraisals and course reports where appropriate for all personnel under training in accordance with current practice and by the due date to meet the requirements of the Customer.

9

Maintain the efficiency of training, specified in the TPS, through the conduct of InVal, including the analysis of data, identification of areas requiring improvement and the implementation of measures for improvement.

10

Provide empowered representation on the relevant Phase 3 Customer Executive Board and any subordinate functional working groups.

11

Provide specialist speakers / lecturers to courses.

12

Derive (from the Operational Performance Statement (OPS) or equivalent) and maintain the FTS.

13

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain the Assessment Strategies and Assessment Specifications.

14

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain Course Specifications and Instructional Specifications.

15

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain course delivery materials and media.

16

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain assessment materials and media.

17

Respond to feedback provided through the DSAT ExVal process on the effectiveness of the training in preparing the individuals for their jobs.

18

Provide or facilitate as appropriate the associated welfare, discipline, accommodation, administrative support and pastoral care in accordance with MoD policies.

19

Report any training deficiencies to the Customer in a timely manner.

20

Release trainees and staff, when required and without relief, to meet corporate responsibilities in providing personnel for augmentation and force generation requirements and RAF crisis manning situations.


RAF Cranwell

  1. Phase 1 - Officer and Aircrew Training Unit (OACTU) (RAF College Cranwell). During IOT students will be briefed on the mandatory nature of PMD(A). Emphasis will be made for them to apply for the JOD1 course before they graduate, however, the responsibility ultimately lies with the individual.

Ser

Roles & responsibilities of OACTU.

1

Design and deliver generic Training and Education to meet the EI outcomes of the GETR, according to the rank and level of their students.

2

Maintain a cross-mapping of the FTE’s TOs to meet the Effective Indicator outcomes of the GETR and work in consultation with, and under the direction of the GETC as the TRA, in response to new or changing training requirements.

3

In consultation with, and in response to direction from the GETC, design an assessment strategy to test student output in meeting the TOs of their training phase.

4

Advise the GETC of any proposed changes to their training which may affect either training time or delivery of TOs.

5

Undertake InVal activity to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the training of the FTE in delivering the required training outcomes.

6

Undertake 1st Party Audit activity to assess the FTE’s adherence to Training Education Skills and Resettlement (TESR) policy, including DSAT compliance.

7

Assist the GETC and other 2nd Party Training Assurance activities, including ExVal and Audit.

8

Report to the CEB Working Group at OF4 level and the CEB at OF5 level the outcome of any audit, evaluation OFSTED or DITC inspection or visit activity at their FTE.

9

Ensure the engagement of all students on pre or post-course Distance Learning programmes and evaluate their performance, as required by the Assessment Strategy.



  1. Phase 1 and 3 – AWC. The AWC delivers the Phase 1 BAWC as part of IOT and SBAWC. AWC also provide Phase 3 training in the form of the HAWC to new (non-AST) wg cdrs.

Ser

Roles & responsibilities of AWC.

1

Design and deliver generic Training & Education to meet the Effective Indicator outcomes of the GETR, according to the rank and level of their students.

2

Maintain a cross-mapping of the FTE’s TOs to meet the Effective Indicator outcomes of the GETR and work in consultation with, and under the direction of the GETC as the TRA, in response to new or changing training requirements.

3

In consultation with, and in response to direction from the GETC, design an assessment strategy to test student output in meeting the TOs of their training phase.

4

Advise the GETC of any proposed changes to their training which may affect either training time or delivery of TOs.

5

Undertake Internal Validation activity to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the training of the FTE in delivering the required training outcomes.

6

Undertake 1st Party Audit activity to assess the FTE’s adherence to TESR policy, including DSAT compliance.

7

Assist the GETC and other 2nd Party Training Assurance activities, including External Validation and Audit.

8

Report to the CEB Working Group at OF4 level and the CEB at OF5 level the outcome of any audit, evaluation OFSTED or DITC inspection or visit activity at their FTE.

9

Ensure the engagement of all students on pre or post-course Distance Learning programmes and evaluate their performance, as required by the Assessment Strategy.


Defence Academy – Shrivenham


  1. Phase 3 –RAFD. A SLA is held between 22 (Trg) Gp and the JSCSC which details the customer/ supplier relationship, records the responsibilities of both parties and formalises the outputs and services provided by the JSCSC, through RAFD, on behalf of the Central TLB. The output is the provision of the agreed number of trained RAF personnel in accordance with the Statement of Trained Requirement (SOTR) produced by AOC 22 (Trg) Gp, at the standards defined in the agreed FTS. An extract from SLA – JSCSC/1750/3/RAF dated Jun 08 that outlines the responsibilities of the customer and supplier follows:

Ser

Roles & responsibilities of JSCSC as the training supplier.

1

Develop the SOTT.

2

Resource sufficient training capacity to meet the outputs specified in the SOTT within the limits of available resources, flexing available resources to meet any JSCSC CEB-endorsed revised training priorities.

3

Report output achievement against the SOTR twice annually (3 weeks before the JSCSC CEB).

4

Design, develop, deliver and review training to achieve the Performance, Conditions and Standards specified in the endorsed FTS to include the InVal of the TPS.

5

Apply Defence Training and Education policies, processes and procedures to all training and education activities in accordance with JSP 822.

6

Ensure that the totality of the formal training provided to personnel in each branch/ specialisation at each rank is evaluated against qualitative and quantitative Performance Indicators (PI).

7

Render Performance Appraisals and course reports where appropriate for all personnel under training in accordance with current practice and by the due date to meet the requirements of the Customer.

8

Release trainees and staff, when required and without relief, to meet corporate responsibilities in providing personnel for augmentation and force generation requirements and RAF crisis manning situations.

9

Provide empowered representation on the relevant JSCSC CEB and any subordinate functional working groups.

10

Ensure the JSCSC CEB is chaired appropriately.

11

Provide secretarial support to the JSCSC CEB and any subordinate functional working groups.

12

Schedule courses to achieve the outputs specified/agreed in the SOTT.

13

Develop efficient and effective training options/solutions within available resources.

14

Derive from the OPS or equivalent and maintain the FTS.

15

Maintain the efficiency of training, specified in the TPS, through the conduct of InVal, including the analysis of data, identification of areas requiring improvement and the implementation of measures for improvement.

16

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain the Assessment Strategies and Assessment Specifications.

17

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain Course Specifications and Instructional Specifications.

18

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain course delivery materials and media.

19

Derive (from the OPS) and maintain assessment materials and media.

20

Respond to feedback provided through the DSAT ExVal process on the effectiveness of the training in preparing the individuals for their jobs.

21

Provide or facilitate as appropriate the associated welfare, discipline, accommodation, administrative support and pastoral care in accordance with MOD policies.

22

Report any training deficiencies to the Customer in a timely manner.


Phase 2 specialist training establishments


  1. Phase 2 training establishments provide specialisation training across all RAF Branches and Trades. Due to the diverse nature of the delivery establishments from wholly RAF managed through a varying mix to wholly joint or civilian managed sites and schools, it is not practical to identify each of the locations or their specific responsibilities. It is though possible to reinforce the role of the GETC as the generic TRA, who are wholly responsible for ensuring the generic content meets RAF requirements. Where compromise on course content may be required, the GETC staff will make the necessary adjustments to the GETR (and subsequent training programme) to ensure that RAF personnel gain the required learning at the earliest opportunity so as not to impede their development or be disadvantaged in relation to their peers in other specialisations.

Non-FTE – on-unit FD activities
RAF units


  1. FD sqns (FDS) and FD training sqns (FDTS)48. FD forms part of an integrated programme that is drawn from the GETR and is available to all RAF personnel and selected civilian staff, contractors and others49 who support the RAF’s operations. In this way, continuity of development can be achieved when people are posted from one unit to another, and non-military personnel will understand better the vital functions they provide in supporting uniformed colleagues. The formalised structuring of FD activities provide coherent through-life learning opportunities and direct support to all personnel during their individual PMD(A) journey. The use of FD time, along with the engagement of FDS and FDTS staff whether involved in coaching, mentoring, knowledge and skills generation, or support to TEL, will improve operational effectiveness through individual and collective development across a wide spectrum. In turn, this will lead to the increased preparedness and enhanced competence of all personnel to carry out their duties, either at home-base or deployed on exercise or operations. Critically, FD activities provide regular opportunities to integrate practical and theoretical workplace learning activities that reinforce the learning from formal residential courses.

  2. Units are expected to provide all personnel with at least one FD training activity in each domain every financial year. Information relating to the conduct of FD activities, including the High Level Training Objectives (HLTO) is contained in AP 3379, Lflt 2410. Detailed information relating to Staff Rides is contained in AP 3379 Lflt 2415.

  3. An important role for FDS and FDTS staff is to provide the command chain with information relating to the effectiveness of FD activities, performance measurement and the tracking of PMD(A) engagement of personnel on their unit.

1 This document supersedes GAI 1002.

2 The knowledge, skills and attitudes common to each rank, irrespective of specialisation.

3 Includes Reserve, RAuxAF and specialist branches from AC to wg cdr but the timing requirements and delivery methods may be different for these personnel.

4 Includes command, leadership, management, air power knowledge, air warfare skills, common military skills, ethos, Core Values and Standards and staff training applicable to each rank.

5 Detailed transitional arrangements for legacy cohort engagement are covered in Chapter 2.

6 Also known as e-learning or distance learning.

7 Some modules will contain a range of selectable ‘look and feel’ styles to suit different learning needs.

8 Includes ACSC and overseas staff college attendance. The High Level Academic Qualification (HLAQ) programme has been withdrawn.

9 See AP 33392 Volume 1.

10 Where employment is less role-specific and more related to the competencies the officer has developed.

11 Additionally, the PMD(A) website provides information on generic development and the procedures for gaining access to specific courses hosted through PMD Online. Internet: www.raf.mod.uk/pmdair.

12 Including Stn Air Warfare Officers (SAWO).

13 The Individual Staff Studies Course has been withdrawn but English Reference material and Write Right packages are available.

14 FD delivery is to be focussed around 70% GETC directed generic development with 30% unit ‘free-play’. This is achieved through GETR alignment and involvement in the centralised FD-AT schemes.

15 During transition, exceptions and timing differences exist for legacy cohorts, specialist branches and PAS officers as detailed in this chapter.

16 Opportunities for personnel to exceed the minimum standards are also readily available through many avenues, including elective courses on the DLP.

17 QR 70 and 92 refers.

18 Manning nominations have precedence over all others.

19 May be delegated to 1*.

20 COS Pers may, on a case-by-case basis or en masse, elect to waive certain engagement and attendance requirements of generic PMD(A).

21 Nominations are made to OC GETC whose staff will identify course place availability and accept or reject the bid accordingly.

22 Full policy detail of Terms and Conditions of Service for officers is in AP 3393 and AP 3376 Vol 1 and 2 for airmen.

23 Desk officers will actively manage the requirement to ensure generic PMD(A) is conducted by new cohort personnel at the earliest opportunity. Where a posting to other Services has been agreed, appropriate generic PMD(A) is to be conducted before commencement of the posting, wherever possible. ICSC(A) is to be completed by sqn ldrs before attendance on ICSC(L), loan service with sister-Services/allied forces, or embarking on masters courses which may restrict the opportunity for ICSC(A) attendance.

24 Mandatory PMD(A) engagement for new entrants to the specialist branches was introduced 1 Oct 08 and for Commissioned WOs 16 Feb 09. However, the timing of PMD(A) varies from the programme for new cohort JOs.

25 20090302-U-JOD1 FT Policy.

26 Direct, and early, liaison between RAFD and the FTE will be required to activate priority applications.

27 Details of transitional, concessionary arrangements for personnel requiring deferral are at Chapter 3 for airmen and Chapter 4 for officers.

28 Critically, in the case of the Medical branch, and due to contractual obligations relating to locum cover, once a course place has been allocated it should be treated as inviolate.

29 See AP 33392 Volume 1.

30 GETC Policy letter 20090216-Input Standards Matrix

31 In exceptional circumstances and as the ITT imperative demands, DRIT may sanction an exemption.

32 In exceptional circumstances and as the ITT imperative demands, DRIT may sanction an exemption.

33 The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) describes qualifications at 8 levels according to difficulty, with Level 1 equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G and Level 8 equivalent to a Doctorate, and the volume of learning at each level from Award (recognising up to 120 learning hours), Certificate (121 to 360 hours) to Diploma (361+ hrs).

34 Wherever possible, Manning CM and/or OC ACS will fill the lost training place with a short-notice replacement.

35 See also Career implications paragraph 3c, Chapter 2.

36 Officers in flying training will routinely be allocated a JOD1 place as part of their course programme. Late nomination places will be made available for trainee aircrew in the event that operating constraints (for example weather or ac serviceability issues) impede course/phase completion. Direct, and early, liaison between RAFD and the FTE will be required to activate priority applications.

37 Variations in timing for Reservists and some specialist branches apply.

38 SO1 ICSC(A),will seek to nominate a replacement from the consolidated reserve list for anyone withdrawn, providing sufficient time exists to complete the necessary distance learning.

39 Except for those on SERE as completion of the SBAWC is linked to officer graduation. SERE SBAWC withdrawals (or failures) will be reported by AWC staff on F6009.

40 Please sign if you believe there is a reasonable expectation, based on current information, of the applicant being able to attend their first choice course dates.

41 Often erroneously referred to as the training sponsor.

42 Previously Director General Training & Education (DGT&E).

43 JSP 822 refers.

44 The Management of Formal Training AP 3379, leaflet 201.

45 10070416-ROAD Final Report.

46 20090707-Handover Matrix.

47 Contrary to obligations under QR 70 and 92.

48 FDTS are located at Cosford and St Athan.

49 Eligible personnel are those working within the RAF TLB and those outwith RAF TLB but in receipt of parenting support.




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