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    IOT – Initial Officer Training (old school, now disbanded, but some principles are still the same, see further down for new IOT)

    Aim – To develop leadership potential, provide foundations of skills, attitude and knowledge required by junior officers in the Royal Air Force.

    Length – 24-week intensive training course with 3 main phases. Due to be edited to a 30-week course of 10 week blocks with one week interval between phases in November 2005.

    Where – (Royal Air Force College) RAFC Cranwell, Lincolnshire. This is also where you will come to the OASC (Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre).

    Phase 1 – BASIC PHASE

    This is an introduction to the Royal Air Force life, it covers the basic military skills required for cadets to be effective as junior officers.

    1 Fitness Training
    2 Weapons Training
    3 Operational Studies
    4 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training
    5 Drill
    6 Mess Inspection
    7 Radio Training
    8 Basic Phase Camp
    - Inspection
    - Confidence Course
    - Rifle Range
    - Reacting to Enemy Fire

    Phase 2 – FOUNDATION PHASE

    This phase concentrates mainly on developing leadership – early leadership training
    classroom exercises

    Fitness Training continues…

    MOVE INTO COLLEGE HALL MESS

    Field Leadership Camp (FLC) – Tests all the leadership and management abilities that have been learnt in the classroom in practical situations. Here you will be asked to carry out certain missions all of which you will receive a mission briefing. Some missions you will be the leader of a squad, other missions other people will be the leaders, but you will always have responsibility within your squad.

    MID – COURSE REVIEW – Each cadets progress is reviewed at this stage and some will be continued onto the next phase, some cadets will be backtracked to an earlier stage in the training to repeat part or all of the course.

    Phase 3 – APPLICATION PHASE

    This phase teaches the cadets the theory and academic studies that cadets need during their careers, teaching cadets skills such as service writing, which is how the RAF communicates on paper.

    We also take a look at operational studies which is how the RAF goes about doing its business as a military force.

    Drill Continues…

    CAROUSEL – A three week cycle of adventurous activities and work experience, designed to further develop and test what cadets have learnt so far.

    Adventure training tests and develops COURAGE, ENTHUSIASM, DETERMINATION, and in some cases TRUST.

    Station Management Simulator – Allows cadets to operate as a junior officer on a base and work with other officers. It tests their ability to perform as junior officers in a purely simulated environment.

    Station Visit…

    Training Dining-In Night…

    Final Exams…

    EXERCISE PEACEKEEPER…

    RESULTS…

    Graduation Day Parade…


    Updated IOT course, as of the 25th November 2005.
    TERM 1
    Week 1-Week 4: Military Skills-Weapon Training, First Aid, Essential Service Knowledge, Physical Education, Drill, Navigation Exercise, Leadership (Fundamentals-PICSIE)

    Week 5: Leadership Hangar Exercises

    Week 6: Academic Leadership Static (Leadership building)

    Week 7: Leadership Dynamic 1 (at RITC Fairbourne, Wales)
    Week 8: Leadership Dynamic 2 (at RITC Fairbourne, Wales)

    Week 9: Military Skills, 1 week Exercise

    Week 10: Leadership Test

    Then a review and leave (1 week)

    TERM 2
    Week 11: Intro to academics

    Week 12: Exercise - Military Aid

    Week 13 - Week 15: Academics-Operational studies, Oral Communications, Essential Service Knowledge, Staff Studies, Written Communications, Leadership (Transactional)

    Week 16: Exercise Planning for Decisive Edge I (formerly force protection), Military Skills (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)

    Week 17-Week 18: Exercise-Decisive Edge I leadership test

    Week 19: Academic Exams

    Week 20: Graduation Support

    Recommend Graduation and leave (1 week)

    TERM 3
    Week 21: Leadership Academics

    Week 22-Week 25: Basic Air Warfare Course (BAWC)/Grantown-on-Spey/Care in Command, Station Visit

    Week 26: Exercise Planning for Decisive Edge II (formerly combined operations centre), London Visit?

    Week 27- Week 28: Exercise - Decisive Edge II

    Week 29: Graduation Preparation

    Week 30: Graduation
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    I've been told to make this a sticky but I have no idea about the raf so I'm taking your word for it. If anyone thinks it absolutely shouldn't be a sticky PM me and i'll unsticky it cheers.
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    (Original post by mankyscot2)
    Length – 24-week intensive training course with 3 main phases.
    Don't forget that they're turning IOT into a 30 week course. From what I remember there's going to be 3 "terms" of 10 weeks with breaks (1 week?) in between. I believe that the first of the new courses starts in November.

    I haven't seen a breakdown of the new course, has anyone?
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    (Original post by valu)
    Don't forget that they're turning IOT into a 30 week course. From what I remember there's going to be 3 "terms" of 10 weeks with breaks (1 week?) in between. I believe that the first of the new courses starts in November.

    I haven't seen a breakdown of the new course, has anyone?
    Cheers valu,

    I did know that they were changing the length of the training but I didn't know how long they were making it and when, so I didn't post it just incase people bit my head off.

    If anyone has anything to add or change or delete then just let me know.

    Also if anyone has made any notes of their own on OASC or any other part of the training procedure then please feel free to post here too. The one thing I do not want to happen though is that this thread be turned into a chat thread, only post valuble info, in an easy to read manner please.

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    2 of my mates are on No. 1 course in November. Will bribe them for the details
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    Just been hunting...

    The new course also includes a 2-week Basic Air Warfare section.

    Apparently recommendation for graduation will be at the end of the second term to allow the third to be "transformational", that is from officer cadet to junior officer.

    Training flights on the new course will be larger (up to 30 rather than the previous 8-10) led by a junior officer flight commander assisted by a flight seargent deputy (rather than the previous JO alone)

    The leadership styles taught are also going to change, introducing "empowered leadership" as well as "action centred leadership"...any guesses as to the real meaning of this...mine is that it's more about the leader "empowering" team members to be more involved in decision-making/planning...

    These seem to be the main changes, though there also seem to be changes to PT and other bits too.

    Val
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    (Original post by InaSpin)
    2 of my mates are on No. 1 course in November. Will bribe them for the details
    Cheers, that would be ace. I would hope to start then too but i doubt i will be accepted onto the first course. Ideally I would like to get my OASC date in September/October and begin IOT in November but that is in a dream world.

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    hiya all!

    I've had a sheet with a breakdown of the proposed new Initial Officer Training Course from AFCO. They gave it to me before my filter interview, saying that I was probably going to be starting IOT after November, even if all was well with the interview. So, if it helps...

    TERM 1
    Week 1-Week 4: Military Skills-Weapon Trg, First Aid, Essential Knowledge, PEd, Drill, Nav Ex, Leadership (Fundamentals-PICSIE)
    Week 5: Leadership Hangar Exercises
    Week 6: Leadership Dynamic 1
    Week 7: Leadership Theory/Military Skills
    Week 8: Leadership Dynamic 2
    Week 9-Week 10: Ex-Military Aid
    Then a review and leave

    TERM 2
    Week 11: Fairbourne
    Week 12-Week 15: Academics-Op studies, Oral Comms, Essential Service Knowledge, Staff Studies, Written Comms, Leadership (Transactional)
    Week 16: Ex Planning
    Week 17-Week 18: Ex-Force Protection
    Week 19: Academic Exams
    Week 20: Grad Support
    Recommend Graduation and leave

    TERM 3
    Week 21: Leadership Academics
    Week 22-Week 25: Basic Air Warfare Course (BAWC)/Grantown-on-Spey?Care in Command, Station Visit
    Week 26: Ex Plan London Visit
    Week 27- Week 28: Ex-Combined Operations Centre (COC)
    Week 29: Grad Prep
    Week 30: Grad
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    Also, I've got a leaflet on the Proposed New Special Entrant Re-Entrant (SERE) Course. Don't know whether or not this belongs on here, but it's a 13 week course, weeks 1-10 are Op studies, then leave, then another three weeks of BAWC, as follows:

    Arrival week
    Week 1-Week 4: Military SKills, Essential Service Knowledge (ESK), PEd, Drill, Nav Ex, Leadership Theory
    Week 5: Ex Hangar Stn Visit
    Week 6: Ex Dynamic
    Week 7-Week 8: Ex-Force Protection/COC
    Week 9: ESK Grad Prep
    Week 10: Grad

    Leave

    Week 11: Pre BAWC
    Week 12-Week 13: Basic Air Warfare Course (BAWC)
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    Great new post guys, will help with my filter interview ( still waiting for date)
    Hope everyone is well
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    good thread Cal

    Remember that the results for the new IOT will take place in week 20.
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    good thread Cal

    Remember that the results for the new IOT will take place in week 20.
    Do you mean the next IOT loading board?

    I've been told that results of the board will be sent out the second week in Aug.
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    good thread Cal

    Remember that the results for the new IOT will take place in week 20.
    Why thank you Nic.
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    Cheers for the info guys, I'm starting in November and I didnt even know exactly what the new course was supposed to consist of! Something else that hasn't been included that got me excited was that laptops are now to be issued as the course is "IT integrated". Cool eh...
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    Arg, and I jus' bought a new one! Knew I shuould've got new turntables instead!:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by REME-Bod)
    Do you mean the next IOT loading board?

    I've been told that results of the board will be sent out the second week in Aug.
    No, she means you'll be told whether or not you're graduating in week 20. I'm not sure if the final term is "post-graduate," or if you're still a cadet.

    At work, they're trying to get me on a BAWC. I'm putting it off to go with some IOT cadets, so at least I won't have to call everyone sir
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    (Original post by Elmlea)
    No, she means you'll be told whether or not you're graduating in week 20. I'm not sure if the final term is "post-graduate," or if you're still a cadet.

    At work, they're trying to get me on a BAWC. I'm putting it off to go with some IOT cadets, so at least I won't have to call everyone sir
    Thanks for clarifying
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    Always a pleasure.
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    Ok guys, the potential IOT has changed again, I'll just run through the changes to the proposed course above:

    There is no Leadership Ex 1 now, only the Leadership test in week 10. I believe they've filled week 6 with Leadership building type activities. weeks 7/8 are now Leadership Dynamic, taught at the RITC Fairbourne In Wales.

    Ex Mil Aid is now a 1 week Ex, week 11 has been filled with Academics

    No changes to term 3.

    This is hot off the press this month, I went into my filter and knew more about it than the Boss there, so got major brownies. Keep than in mind.
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    (Original post by GR4pilot)
    Ok guys, the potential IOT has changed again, I'll just run through the changes to the proposed course above:

    There is no Leadership Ex 1 now, only the Leadership test in week 10. I believe they've filled week 6 with Leadership building type activities. weeks 7/8 are now Leadership Dynamic, taught at the RITC Fairbourne In Wales.

    Ex Mil Aid is now a 1 week Ex, week 11 has been filled with Academics

    No changes to term 3.

    This is hot off the press this month, I went into my filter and knew more about it than the Boss there, so got major brownies. Keep than in mind.
    Where'd you source this gem of info?
 
 
 

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