jaswill wrote: »
Hi Guys pretty new to this, at Gville do you need to pass the PCA again to complete your training at the college? Thanks
majgreen wrote: »
Yes. You must complete the PCA in your final week of training to graduate. Two shots or you are dismissed. You do plenty of PE throughout the course though so there is no reason to fail it
D4z wrote: »
Question to those who have been through GV:
If you had to redo GV what would you do to prepare yourself?
majgreen wrote: »
Good question. Personally there are a few things I would work on if I were to go back. I imagine everyone would be different though.
1) fitness. You do a lot of it in GV and the better you are the easier you'll cope. It hit me hard when I joined and meant that I was taking longer to complete gym plans outside of lesson time. Get running now at the least. Try weights if possible and just get a head start.
2) revision. Big big tip. Revise a lot. That online material? Learn as much as you can. When you do your first exam at week 2, you'll be thankful. Hand in hand with that is learn a good revision technique that suits you best. Get in the swing early and it'll help when it comes to the late nights and pre-reads.
3) ironing and bulling. If you can, start now. Bulling takes time and if you can practice it will help. Get the right equipment and spend a little extra if you can on your polish, cloths and iron. You'll get more than your money's worth, trust me.
4) Chill out. Sounds strange eh? Do not panic. Do not stress. There are 39 odd other people in your boots too; and hundreds who have gone before you. Your first four weeks will be hell. You will want to quit. You will not sleep much. You will feel like you are learning nothing. It's better to enter with a cool, calm head and take everything one step (and show parade) at a time.
GV was the hardest thing I've ever done. I've loved it and I've hated it. Looking back now, it was kinda fun. Stick together as a squad and you'll carry each other through.
Banterbus28 wrote: »
Be careful taking this thread as accurate not because of the posters but because the regime in the college has changed and so anything before jan 17 may not apply 100%
swl33t wrote: »
Does the shopping list still apply?
gigity gigity wrote: »
Depends really on how much they have changed the programme, but in our first four weeks you needed to live in for the following reasons! Pre reads/ gym workouts/boot bulling-ironing / night time inspections/ bonding/ late nights with classes sometimes running on... In theory you could of course still do these things while not living in but it would be difficult!