ATRA Code of Practice for [Military] Instructors (1998)

Below is a copy of the Army Training and Recruitment Agency’s (ATRA) code of practice for instructors from 1998, obtained through an FOI request. All instructors where to have a personal copy for reference and knowledgeable on its contents, and adhere to its ethos when acting in an instructional capacity. ATRA is now known as… Read More


RMAS Instructor Cadre Poster

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is always on the lookout for NCO instructors to train the next generation of the British Army’s leaders. It is a very good career booster, especially for non-infantry personnel. The process can take up to two years to complete due to the pre-requisite courses required. Candidates will usually have… Read More

US Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) Student Guide

The US Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) is a five module course as outlined below: Module 1: Course Introduction Explain the goals of the ABIC Course and the role of instructor in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE) Explain course goal, map, and requirements Explain role of the instructor Module 2: ATED Overview Define the Army… Read More

Making Good Instructors Great: USMC Cognitive Readiness & Instructor Professionalisation Initiatives

After a decade of waging unconventional conflicts, Defence stakeholders now generally accept that the US military has entered a new era of warfare, distinguished from previous generations by its prevalence of insurgent and terrorist tactics, frequency of non-kinetic tactical dilemmas, complexity of the sociocultural context, and emphasis on operational decentralization. To excel under such conditions, each war-fighter (down… Read More

A Challenging Task: Training of Trainers in Problem-based Learning

Training of trainers in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the most challenging tasks facing by higher learning institutions in Malaysia. It was time consuming and demanded high level of commitment from university leaders and training trainers to prepare and equip the academics with proper skills in PBL. A number of institutions have taken their pro-active efforts… Read More