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Warrant Officers graduate from revised qualifying course

23 October 2017
Five Warrant Officer Weapon Engineers (WOWE) from HMS Collingwood recently graduated with flying colours from the very first Faraday WOQC course.

WOs Howlett, Rickatson, Patrick, Payne and Mitchell received their certificates from Commander Gavin Edward RN, Officer Commanding the Weapon Engineering Training Group. They are the first to complete the course which has recently been revised in support of Programme Faraday.

The course is set against an Individual Competency Framework that defines the roles and functions for Weapon Engineers throughout their careers.

As expected from a Warrant Officers Qualifying Course the discussions have been lively and the opinions strong, however, the sharing of the broad range of knowledge and differing experience within the course has been of huge benefit.

Lieutenant Paul Proctor

The Course Manager who steered the graduates through their course, Lieutenant Paul “Tats” Proctor RN, said, “It’s been great fun to manage such a senior course.

"As expected from a Warrant Officers Qualifying Course the discussions have been lively and the opinions strong, however, the sharing of the broad range of knowledge and differing experience within the course has been of huge benefit.

"The aim is to arm all those who are selected for the WOQC with the tools to undertake assignments both at sea and ashore whilst ensuring we allow enough time for discussion and reflective learning.

"As well as working towards successful completion of WOQC, I am really pleased with the extra work that they have undertaken which has been rewarded with a Level 7 Professional Recognition Award in the shape of the Membership of the City and Guilds Institute (MCGI).”

Photo courtesy of Keith Woodland, Crown Copyright.

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