The new process is actually a real improvement.
There has never been an official requirement for a BELA or higher for road marching, because it fell outside the definition of ‘trekking’ in the ACATIs. Yet, many WATTOs would refuse to agree with that argument, and I would be told to take a BELA with me, when I had already successfully led teams at Nijmegen previously.
That continues, and the qualification is now the RMTL course, which is to be deployed by regions, and is two days.
CTE will only cover us between now, and the required date to do an RMTL. it’s simply an interim measure.
There is also still a requirement to do the much hated FTTL, which is an absolute waste of everyone’s time. But I hear rumour that the RAFAC are hoping to get rid of that waste of time.
Overall, it is a better system than the mire of confusion we had before.