Instructors - 2nd Canadian Division Training Centre

On this page you will find useful information for soldiers who will be instructors, either temporarily or permanently, at 2nd Canadian Division Training Centre (2 Cdn Div TC).

To help you prepare, below you will find useful information and tools. Note that the course content and training information and tools will be accessible only through the Defence Wide Area Network (DWAN).

Joining instructions

The instructors’ joining instructions are attached to your task order.

Ideally, instructors should arrive two weeks before the start of the course in order to attend preparatory training (indoctrination) and to have enough time to prepare their training.

Preparatory training / indoctrination

Instructors posted to 2 Cdn Div TC, either temporarily or permanently, must complete the preparatory training. It is a three-day course that provides the tools and knowledge they need to be effective instructors at the TC.

The first part is online training on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). The instructors then take a few lessons in class, including on how to keep trainees’ files, standards related to weapons handlings and inspections of candidates. The training finishes with the instructor giving a lesson and a lesson assessment.

Online training

How to take the online training:

  • Go to DLN
  • Enter “IST” in the search tab.Select the course “Army_CTCHQ_IST”.
  • The course is available in French only (English to come).
  • Once completed, print your certificate to give to your superior at 2 Cdn Div TC.

Discipline at 2 Cdn Div TC

The TC’s responsibility extends beyond the boundaries of the course. The instruction and disciplinary framework provided at the TC will follow the soldiers and officers for the rest of their careers. The disciplinary framework is thus of paramount importance, so as to ensure that certain values are acquired and adhered to beyond the walls of the TC.

The following rules will strengthen discipline for military training:

Command presence

The presence of command is essential to strengthening discipline. This has been beneficial in the past, and the commanding officer expects this command presence throughout the courses.

Administrative movement of troops

All movement for courses will be at military march pace, with a non-commissioned officer setting the pace.

Familiarity between instructors and candidates

Emphasis must be placed to avoid familiarity with candidates.

Course confinement

To quickly bring cohesion to the course, establish the standard and check individual equipment, basic training (BMQ-P Res, BMQ-L, DP1, BMOQ) will be systematically confined as of the first week of the course. Containment must not be punitive. A containment schedule will be developed and will have to be respected by the duty course personnel.

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