I totally agree.
I’ve long felt that the biggest obstacle to properly improving ALL our training - classification, cadet courses, staff courses - is that whenever something is “updated” it’s just a bunch of people changing a word here and there, tweaking a subject, or bolting-on something barely related.
Rarely does anyone seem to bin-off the old carp entirely, carry out a proper TNA, and create an actual, new, interesting, fit-for-purpose course.
There was evidently talk some years ago about introducing something half-decent… Two guys approached me over lunch at Cosford to ask for help. They’d be tasked with creating a course for pneumatics and hydraulics for “the Air Cadets” but had been given no boundaries to work within.
They had no idea what to include, what level it was supposed to be aimed at, what prior knowledge they could expect…
No wonder we never really saw anything from it.