A 55-day, SAS apprentice training was organized at CENTRAD, Brar Sqaure, New Delhi and the RTCs of Pune, Meerut and Lucknow. The training module for SAS apprentices was designed in a manner as to enable the new entrants to have a holistic introduction to the department’s charter of duties and a basic knowledge of their official duties. About 138 SAS (A) benefited from this course.At CENTRAD the course was held from 18th July, 2011 to 05th October, 2011 for 41 SAS apprentices. 30 newly recruited SAS (A) were trained from 13th June, 2011 to 30th August, 2011 at RTC, Pune. At Pune, the SAS apprentices got an opportunity to display their cultural talent too. At RTC, Lucknow the training was held from 10th October, 2011 to 2nd January, 2012 for 31 SAS (A). At Meerut a batch of 36 SAS (A) have already been trained and another batch is still undergoing training .