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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #350 on: June 12, 2013, 18:32:07 »
I looked at my PERS file today but couldn't find the PLAR results from my CT or the OT I've done since then. The unit here is getting everyone who got a PRes BMQ-L put in a PLAR to get their BMQ-L equivalency or risk being sent on a course in the fall. Seems like AIOZ is not good enough and we all got to have AIOC on our MPRR or we are all going back to doing the course again. I found my course report and the POs are exactly the same with the exception of Operate Tactical Communication Equipment but having been a Sig exempts me from that one I should hope. I did up the memo today and attached my course report and MPRR to it and now just have to wait.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #351 on: January 31, 2015, 17:24:20 »
If I do my SQ this summer for the reserves. Do I pay for the meals and living?

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #352 on: March 21, 2015, 07:52:19 »
Do all land/army do sq? Or is it only certain trades? For example if you're a rms clerk land, do you do sq after BMQ or do you go straight to trade training?

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #353 on: March 21, 2015, 08:57:55 »
All army do it, I had musicians, logistics, coms, etc on my course..

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #354 on: March 21, 2015, 11:34:56 »
If I do my SQ this summer for the reserves. Do I pay for the meals and living?

No you will not, your travel will be provided as well.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #355 on: May 21, 2015, 15:19:23 »
Michael O'leary
I heard there is a BMQ in Newwfoundland between June 30th and Aug 5th, wondering why its longer then the normal BMQ course.?

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #356 on: May 21, 2015, 17:36:53 »
Michael O'leary
I heard there is a BMQ in Newwfoundland between June 30th and Aug 5th, wondering why its longer then the normal BMQ course.?

Is it full-time or part-time (weekend) course? The full-time PRes BMQ is 5 weeks; which matches with the dates you've given.
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #357 on: May 21, 2015, 18:16:20 »
Thought it wsa only 21 days.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #358 on: May 21, 2015, 18:22:04 »
Thought it wsa only 21 days.

BMQ-Land (formerly SQ) for Reservists is 21 days, last I heard anyway. Might only be 14 now.
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #359 on: May 21, 2015, 19:05:25 »
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I heard there is a BMQ in Newwfoundland between June 30th and Aug 5th, wondering why its longer then the normal BMQ course.?

Let me see.  Could it be because the Timetable includes two Stat Holidays?
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #360 on: May 21, 2015, 23:15:59 »
Let me see.  Could it be because the Timetable includes two Stat Holidays?

Stat holidays in the PRes?

No such thing ;)
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #361 on: May 22, 2015, 08:40:38 »
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I heard there is a BMQ in Newwfoundland between June 30th and Aug 5th, wondering why its longer then the normal BMQ course.?

This is a BMQ(C) Course....and it runs 30 Jun till 4 Aug, followed by a BMQ(L) 5-20 Aug.

Let me see.  Could it be because the Timetable includes two Stat Holidays?

For NFLD during this time frame there is only 1 stat holiday, Memorial Day (1 July)
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #362 on: May 22, 2015, 08:44:33 »
This is a BMQ(C) Course....and it runs 30 Jun till 4 Aug, followed by a BMQ(L) 5-20 Aug.

For NFLD during this time frame there is only 1 stat holiday, Memorial Day (1 July)

.....And what of Royal St. John's Regatta, which is observed as a civic holiday in St. John's on the first Wednesday in August (or, in case of poor weather, the next suitable day thereafter)? 
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #363 on: May 22, 2015, 08:46:13 »
.....And what of Royal St. John's Regatta, which is observed as a civic holiday in St. John's on the first Wednesday in August (or, in case of poor weather, the next suitable day thereafter)? 

That would impact the BMQ(L) COURSE  :nod:
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #364 on: June 12, 2015, 14:55:02 »
Hey. So i'm interested in doin the CFAT. I found a site called *********. Does anyone know if its any good? I read on some forums they have a lot of info and practice stuff on their site, just wanted to check here before i jump in.
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #365 on: June 12, 2015, 14:59:29 »
I'm about to write myCFAT. I heard it is challenging and that i need to study for a few months. My recruiter pointed me to ********. I think i'm going to sign up as they seem to have study guides and a lot of practice exams. Will report back.

So i'm interested in doin the CFAT. I found a site called ********. Does anyone know if its any good? I read on some forums they have a lot of info and practice stuff on their site, just wanted to check here before i jump in.

Hi, I'm preparing to do my cfat and was wondering what resources you guys used? I read there is a site ****** that has stuff to study and practice tests but i wanted to check if anyone has tried it. Any suggestions??
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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #366 on: April 05, 2016, 05:20:35 »
Any idea if weekends are granted during BMQ-L? 

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #367 on: April 05, 2016, 07:02:17 »
Any idea if weekends are granted during BMQ-L?
Nothing is guaranteed, especially in early career courses such as BMQ-L. And it depends on your staff.
The whole course is only about 4-5 weeks long. My course (done in ValCartier) was CB'd every weekend til grad weekend. Were we a bad course? Not necessarily, our staff told us this was their way to encourage group cohesion and teamwork. We were only CB'd to the base though, so we still had quite a bit of freedom. We could have had visitors, but just couldn't leave the base.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #368 on: April 05, 2016, 11:01:39 »
I'm not so sure I buy the group cohesion argument.

Some of the best bonding times I've had in the army was when the course all went to Wasaga beach and rented a bunch of cabins on the weekend.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #369 on: April 05, 2016, 14:13:35 »
Any idea if weekends are granted during BMQ-L?

See also,

Visiting after graduation 
During BMQ-L does he have weekends off?

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #370 on: February 15, 2017, 17:53:28 »
Can I take SQ as an Armored Soldier? I don't mind my trade, but I'd like to learn as much as I can.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #371 on: February 21, 2017, 15:21:28 »
Can I take SQ as an Armored Soldier? I don't mind my trade, but I'd like to learn as much as I can.

SQ no longer exists, the course has been altered a bit, and is now called BMQ-Land.  As an Armoured Soldier, you will attend this course after BMQ.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #372 on: February 21, 2017, 16:07:30 »
Would BMQ-L not be incorporated in an armoured soldier's DP1?
I thought combat arms got to "skip" BMQ-L since it's covered on DP1...

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #373 on: February 21, 2017, 18:21:42 »
Would BMQ-L not be incorporated in an armoured soldier's DP1?
I thought combat arms got to "skip" BMQ-L since it's covered on DP1...

Pretty sure only infantry does the combined course.

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Re: Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)
« Reply #374 on: February 21, 2017, 19:23:15 »
Would BMQ-L not be incorporated in an armoured soldier's DP1?
I thought combat arms got to "skip" BMQ-L since it's covered on DP1...

Negative.

Only Infantry have what others learn on SQ/BMQ-L combined in their DP1.

Everyone else does BMQ-L.
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