On the 22nd of May 2016 three cadet NCO's from the squadron attended a 'Method Of Instruction' course. The course provide cadets who have reached the master air cadet standard to continue forward with training, and learn how to teach and help other cadets with their classification training.
It covered topics such as: how to be an good and bad teacher, the importance of feedback, how to use ice breakers effectively, the training cycle, how to create a lesson plan and how to deliver a lesson.
After the first set of sessions cadets were given time to prepare a small three minute lesson to deliver. The topics ranged from creating mnemonics to help with spelling to the basics of playing the guitar and how Pythagoras' theorem works.
The final assessment for the course involved planning a full 15 minute lesson and delivering it in front of cadets and an assessor. Cdt Cpl Edwards delivered a lesson on the safety aspects needed to be considered in a D of E environment, Cdt Cpl Scantlebury covered basic First Aid skills and Cdt Sgt Barrett explained the stages to become a member of the wings Nijmegen team.
All cadets passed with flying colours and have now all earned the yellow lanyard which they wear on their uniform to symbolize they have passed the course. The three NCO's can now become part of the squadron's classification teaching team. Cpl Edwards and Sgt Barrett also both have the 'Activity First Aid' green badge and can now help with the teaching of First Aid on squadron.
- Cdt Sgt Barrett