Good News or just the usual stuff? Instead of 8 weeks RT now if u volunteer its only maximum 5 weeks IPT. What do you guys think?
IPPT Preparatory Training
About IPPT Preparatory Training (IPT)
IPT is a voluntary program to assist NSmen to pass their IPPT, catering for NSmen who are willing to invest their time and commitment to undergo formal PT sessions in their attempt to pass IPPT. IPT is managed by the PT (NS) Branch, Army Fitness Centre and is conducted at Bedok and Khatib Fitness and Conditioning Centres (FCC).
IPT Program Structure
IPT is a 5-week non-residential training program. It provides differentiated training packages for individual NSmen to overcome their weak areas in physical fitness. NSmen would be coached on the training methodology to improve their performance in IPPT as well as lectures in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is conducted twice a week, each session being 3 hours in duration.
There are 3 new IPT schedules available every 5 weeks at the 2 FCCs for NSmen to select from. The schedules are differentiated by the training sessions timing. This will enable NSmen to choose a time slot and location to suit their personal and work commitments. NSmen will remain in their selected schedule at the chosen FCC for the whole duration of his IPT.
Timing of Sessions (hours)
Monday, Wednesday 1900-2200
Monday, Saturday 1900-2200, 1630-1930
Tuesday, Thursday 1900-2200
NSmen would be able to book an IPT slot, using the same booking system used for booking non-ICT IPPT slots. They will have the option to book IPT schedules which end within 9 months of their current IPPT window. This would enable NSmen who could not pass their IPPT at the end of IPT to continue their own training, applying the training methodology to improve on their performance and thus maximizing the knowledge gained during the IPT.
NSmen who are eligible to book for their non-ICT IPPT in the NS IPPT Booking System would also be eligible for IPT. Those who did not passed their IPPT for their previous IPPT window would have to attend RT before they could subscribe for IPT.
NSmen aged 35 years and above MUST be medically screened for IPPT before he can booked for IPT. This would enable the NSman to attempt his IPPT during the IPT.
NS Liability and Pay
Participation in IPT is strictly voluntary. NSmen on IPT would not be paid Service or Make-up Pay, except for the 8th session which is an IPPT and only if NSmen have not exceeded 3 Non-ICT IPPT attempts within his current window. Attendance at the IPT would also NOT count towards the NSman annual NS of 40 days except for the 8th session (IPPT). However, all IPT sessions attended would be recorded in the NSman Training History as a voluntary training activity so that the NSman?s participation in IPT is duly acknowledged.
SAF's Provision for Injury Compensation
NSman who volunteer for IPT would be covered/compensated in line with current SAF provisions for any injuries sustained during IPT session. The NSman must be registered for the IPT session prior to the start of the session so that the NSman training commitments can be verified should the NSman makes any claim for compensation.
NSmen who passed their IPPT during IPT will be released immediately from the IPT and their result would be recorded as their annual requirement for the current IPPT window. They will also be eligible for IPPT Monetary Awards if they achieved the corresponding standards. Those who completed at least 8 IPT Sessions (including the IPPT at the 8th session) would be exempted from RT if they could not pass their IPPT at the end of their IPPT window. Jurisdiction
NSmen will be under the jurisdiction of the OC FCC for the duration of the RT schedule.
Each IPT session is 3 hours in duration with the following activities:
In-processing/Safety Briefing - 15 mins
Physical Training / IPPT Training - 2 to 2 1/2 hrs (include 15 mins of break after each hour of training)
Out-processing - 15 mins
Attendance / Make-up Training (MUT)
Attendance for all IPT sessions is voluntary. NSman who are absent from any IPT session could make arrangements with the FCC for a MUT, if he so requires. However, NSman is to note that he would only be exempted from RT if he completes a minimum of 8 IPT session (including the IPPT at the 8th session).