For EACH of MTQ1 and MTQ2, students undertake over 200 contact hours (normally 25-30 days) of military training (theory and practical) through the Queen’s University Officers’ Training Corps – Wednesday evenings in term time, one weekend a month in term time, and an annual camp / exercise. These training periods should also count as military “work experience”. Training for leadership is an important focus of both qualifications.
Members of the Queen’s University Officers’ Training Corps pursue a two-year course of military training (theory and practical), with a focus on military training. As part of this, students obtain the Military Training Qualifications 1 & 2. This training is combined with numerous opportunities for sport, adventure training, and social activities, and opportunities for further work experience with regular military units. The OTC is designed to give students an opportunity to experience leadership training in a military context. There is NO OBLIGATION to join the Army – although those thinking of an Army career (regular or TA) will find OTC to be valuable preparation.
The MTQ1 and MTQ2 qualifications are assessed by externally moderated written and practical tests. which include student presentations.
Includes problem solving, situation analysis, assimilation and analysis of data, prioritizing, and decision making, and leadership. Communication skills is also a key component.
Professional attributes/attitudes which include
There is strong emphasis on teamwork, leadership, decision making, self-awareness and development, moral and ethical values. Confidence and motivation, adaptability and flexibility, creativity and initiative are very much part of the military-officer-training ethos.
The programme demands knowledge of map-reading, radio operation and communication, weapons handling, etc.
A basic understanding of Army organisation and structure is required – culture, policies, and processes (significant elements of which are applicable to any large organisation). Communication and initiative are key components.
For more information go to Queen's University Officers' Training Corps website